The worldwide Windows Phone //publish/ event is coming to Manchester on the 16th and 17th of May 2014.
Bring your existing app and game projects to Microsoft’s //publish/ event to code with developers from around the world. Collaborate and get help with app design, performance, testing, publishing, porting from Unity – you name it. Our event is 2 days (9-5) devoted to getting your app up and running smoothly on Windows phones, tablets, and PCs.
Receive onsite support from Microsoft and community experts to remove blockers and add the finishing touches to your project. Join a testing group of your peers and try your app out on a range of devices. Connect online with developers and Microsoft product specialists from all over the globe in simultaneous worldwide events. Show off your completed project at the App Showcase.
Prizes will be awarded to showcase winners and there are special incentives to submit your app for publishing while at the event. Don’t forget – apps published to the Windows or Windows Phone Store before June 1st, 2014 are eligible for even more great prizes through the //publish/ Developer Contest.
The event will be hosted at MadLab in Manchester, and catering and refreshments will provided on the day ***. 'Experts' will be on hand to give you a hand - currently on the list to attend are myself, Peter Foot and other luminaries yet to be announced.
We have prizes to give away(more details later) and of course their will be some swag.
If you want to take your first steps in Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 applications, why not watch the excellent Jumpstart event hosted by Andy Wigley and Matthias Shapiro on the 29th April to 1st of May, and then come along and put into practice what you have learned.
Please register as soon as possible - it is nice to have an event 'up North' for a change.
You will need to bring your own laptop, preferably with VS2013 installed on it, although we will have installation media available on the day.
***IMPORTANT: After registering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which day or days you wish to attend, and any dietary requirements.
Originally posted 23/Apr/2014