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TechEd Australia hosts first Windows 8 App Fest

Microsoft Australia is hosting its own “hackathon”-style event at the TechEd Australia 2012 conference this year for Windows 8 developers to get their hands dirty building some cool apps.
During the 24 hour event, “Windows 8 App Fest 2012” encourages developers to come together to come up with interesting app ideas for glory in the Windows Store.
After brainstorming and pitching ideas to the group. Teams will form and code throughout the day, night and morning after before demoing the final product to the group once again. Mentors and industry experts will be on-site for assistance. (MetroTwit’s David Golden may be one of them).
The event (Sept 10-11) preludes the actual conference where I would hope the “winning” Windows 8 app would get showcased during the opening keynote.
Unfortunately for some reason the event does cost $165 (on top of TechEd registration) which is a bit steep for a fun-spirited meetup. Hope Microsoft Australia will find a way to decrease the barrier to entry in the future to get more people involved.


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