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6/20/11

Debrief 1st WP7 HACKATON

DEBRIEF 1st Windows Phone 7 HACKATHON @ Nokia San Diego 4th June 2011 Vincenzo Belpiede Twitter: @vincebelpiede

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6/20/11

Debrief 1st WP7 HACKATON

On a nice & Sunny Saturday @ the new Nokia San Diego office


6/20/11

Debrief 1st WP7 HACKATON

HACKIN’ IT

•  40 awesome developers •  Spent 13 long hours •  To learn the WP7 dev tools •  And developed 11 apps in less than 3hrs of actual coding …instead of chilling on the beach ;)

…but got free drinks, breakfast, lunch & dinner J …& $800 worth of prizes, plus $99 free UI tools


Debrief 1st WP7 HACKATON

40 DEVS 11 APPS

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11 apps built in less than 3hours

You know what’s BEST?

3 Winners •  1st Starbucks app ($500) •  2nd Bug catcher game (fun & inspired from an existing QT app!!! ;) ($200) •  3rd Geofencing app (LBS) ($100) …& other 8 really cool apps!!! •  Angry Developers game (hilarious!) •  App to manage various e-commerce stores •  LBS app mashing maps and earthquake data (very actual these days unfortunately) •  Curtain cost estimator •  Local Beer RSS app •  App to learn about all the US presidents •  Database project app •  Grocery list

some of these apps are already going into the Windows Phone Marketplace!!!


COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL

Our road ahead Given our 1st success Nokia San Diego management already expressed the wish to host Hackathons on a quarterly basis!


To build the best ecosystem together with our developer friends


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THANKS TO

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•  Nokia San Diego for all the support! •  Microsoft developer evangelists in Los Angeles area!

•  Daniel Egan (www.twitter.com/danielegan) •  Alice Pang (www.twitter.com/alicerp)

•  Commnexus San Diego for web registration and marketing support!

http://tinyurl.com/WP7hackatonNokiaSanDiego

•  Our super funny speaker who volunteered! Bret Stateham

–  (always too busy teaching and coding… …no time for pictures ;)


Improvement Ideas •  •  •  •  •  •  • 

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Show the demos from mobile via screencaster (Help needed from MS - Daniel?) Show a motivational video at the beginning Open registration to double the amount of people we can host (50% drop rate Daniel mentioned was very precise!) Feedback from developers: avoid having two hackathons on the same date  Talk about cloud (Azure) More senior developers and technical experts from MS to go around the room and answer technical questions (Daniel and Alice) Use a forum to continue the discussions even after the hackathon within the group and facilitate networking (Facebook? Linkedin?  http://www.grouptweet.com/?)

From AT&T Developer Programs •  Lightning Talks: Less Talk, More Code •  6+ hours of coding •  Sponsor provided sample code base to work from •  Encourage interaction and mingling throughout the day through stronger Twitter integration into the event (Maybe use http://www.grouptweet.com/) •  15 minute pitch session with Twitter hashtag in the morning to share ideas •  Provide 10 page auto forwarding powerpoints to prevent overtime pitches.

3 Links to download, discuss and watch it all! 1. Link to 1 zip file with all the slides, materials, tools http://tinyurl.com/wp7sd060411

2. Share & Discuss your improvement ideas here http://tinyurl.com/WP7hackathon …plus pix&videos too! http://tinyurl.com/hackathons

3. Watch Stephen Elop’s Keynote http://tinyurl.com/ElopKeynoteUplinq


See you at the next one! COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL


Debrief 1ST WP7 HACKATHON NOKIA SAN DIEGO