Devhammer's Den

Apr 17, 2012

Metro Accelerator Lab in Chevy Chase Next Week!


Please join us for a special, event that you simply don't want to miss – the Metro Accelerator Lab. This is your chance to dig deeper into the latest versions of Windows (code name: Windows 8) and Windows Phone and gain all the knowledge you need to immediately start (or finish) building beautiful, fluid and immersive Metro style Windows and Windows Phone applications.

In this FREE, three-day developer event, you’ll get expert help building, testing and deploying your Metro style apps, as well as guidance on how to make money in the Marketplace. Experience step-by-step advice from Microsoft and community experts and one-on-one technical assistance. Come for an hour, or all three days. Bring that app you've been tinkering with, or a new idea that you're eager to build and we’ll help you get well on your way to releasing that killer app to the world.

We'll also help you understand the steps needed to get your Windows 8 Metro style app into the Windows Store.

We’ll have Windows Slate and Windows Phone devices available on site so you can see exactly how your app will run. And of course, there’s always a chance we’ll have a few to give away during the course of the event.

Agenda (subject to change)

  • 9:00am: Arrival and Registration
  • 9:30am - 1:00pm: Open Lab; 1:1 Meetings
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm: App Pitches & Giveaways
  • 5:00pm: Closing Remarks/Event Ends

Seating is limited and registration is not guaranteed. Secure your spot today!


You must bring a laptop/notebook computer for development loaded with these prerequisites:

UPDATE:  To clarify the prerequisites…if you are planning to work on a Windows Phone app, you need the Windows Phone SDK installed, if you are planning to work on a Windows 8 Metro style app, you need the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 beta. You don't need all of the above, unless you're planning to work on both types of apps.

Register at

Tags: Windows 8, Windows Phone, Announcements

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