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Build 2012 Hackathon

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    Dan

    We just sent out another wave of invites for the Hackathon so hopefully a lot of you got in!

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    OrigamiCar

    Just out of interest - where are the details regarding the hackathon?

    Can't find anything on the updated build site and would potentially like to sign up.

    Or has signup for it finished?

    Thanks.

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    PLabar

    @OrigamiCar: There was an email sent out on 10/8/12 with the subject "Plan your Build 2012 experience". It had the following sigh up link..."There's limited space, so email buildhacker@microsoft.com to reserve your spot today!" You may be able to still use that email. I used it to signed up team members and myself but have not received a confirmation one way or the other. Not too worried, figure we'll find out what the deal is on Monday.

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    OrigamiCar

    Got it - thanks PLabar.

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    Chrissteven​81

    I just got my invite to the Windows Phone Dev Dinner. at 7:30 The reception for the Hackathon starts at 6 will anyone else be leaving the reception to go to the dinner?

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    PLabar

    @Chrissteven81: Do you by chance have a Nokia Phone?

    We have 7 people on the team going to //Build and the only one that got invited to the dinner has a Nokia Phone. Since the dinner is sponsered by Nokia we thought there may be a tie in. Smiley

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    TexasToast

    So I got the invite but I cannot register when I click yes so I guess it just filled up quickly?   Anyway there is still a reception at Microsoft on same night till 8 although I am sure the food is not as good.  I dont care for big long sit down dinners unless I am on a date.  Maybe Samsung offers up a dinner.  Tongue Out

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    Nia

    I participated in the //build/ hackathon 2012. All apps that won used successfully Azure mobile services and the winning Windows Phone 8 apps used NFC.
    I wrote about the whole hackathon experience at my blog http://newdigitalart.com/participating-in-the-big-build-hackathon/

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    Richard.Hein

    @Nia: Great post Nia, thanks for sharing!

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    Freeon

    @Dan, Clint and team:  Great job hosting Hackathon @ Build 2012.  This was a fantastic learning opportunity and great experience. It was great meeting you all and I hope to attend again next year.

    Also a huge thank you to our mentor Hammad Rajjoub. Without his guidance we would not have been nearly as successful.  Thanks Hammad  Cool

    @Nia: Great post.  This was our first time using Azure it was much easier than expected.

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    Dan

    @Freeon @Nia - Thanks again, I'm still unburying from all of the things after the event, but it was a blast. Everyone is still talking about how impressive all of the apps were. Thanks again to all of the attendees and check out the Hackathon attendee video from the finals Laura put together - http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/LauraFoy/Hackathon-Finals-BUILD-2012 

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