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Introduction to creating Windows Store apps using HTML and JavaScript

Build 2012: Introduction to creating Windows Store apps using HTML and JavaScript.

Tips for building a Windows Store app using XAML and C++: The Hilo project

Tips for building a Windows Store app using XAML and C++: The Hilo project.

YetiBowl. One Yeti, three platforms...

Today's Modern/Mobile Monday project fun project that shows the same (well, same'ish) HTML5 game on three different platforms... oh, and the source is available for all three too.

Developing a Windows Store app

This video provides an end-to-end overview of the platform for Windows Store apps and the tools used to develop them.

Designing games for Windows 8

Discover how you can use Windows 8 to get players addicted to your game.

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Every Windows Developer Camp is different, but here’s an example of the topics covered at a typical Windows Developer Camp.

The Windows 8 Platform for Windows Store Apps
Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined. Join this session to learn about the new platform for building Windows Store apps. Get an understanding of the platform design tenets, the programming language choices and the integration points with the operating system and apps.
Designing with Microsoft Design Principles and Windows Personality
Windows 8 marks the next step in the evolution of the Microsoft design style. Through the bold use of color, typography and motion, Microsoft design brings a fresh new approach to the user experience. In this talk, you'll learn the design principles behind Microsoft design and get insights into how to apply these principles in your own apps.
Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build Windows Store Apps
Learn how you can use your web skills to build Windows Store apps using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. In this session you’ll discover how to harness the rich capabilities of Windows 8 through JavaScript and the Windows Runtime. You will learn about navigation, user experience patterns and controls, inherent async design and the seamless integration with the operating system that will let you create great  apps.
Building Windows Store Apps with XAML: What .NET Developers Need to Know
If you are experienced with .NET or Silverlight and are already familiar with XAML, this session will teach you everything you need to know to create a Windows Store app. This session will cover updates to familiar features and explore concepts that are new for Windows 8. This session will show you how to turn your XAML skills into money-making apps.
UI for Building Windows Store apps
Windows 8 introduces a new set of ready-to-use UI controls to help you create beautiful apps quickly. Learn about these powerful and highly flexible controls and how to use them to implement the common patterns that deliver great user experiences.
Integrating with Windows 8 Experiences
Windows 8 contracts are agreements between Windows 8 and your Windows Store app that allow you to integrate your app into Windows 8 experiences. For example, Windows 8 lets users share content from one app to another by using the Share contract. In this session, you'll learn how contracts work and how to implement the built-in contracts such as Search, Share, Settings and Play To.
Bring Your Apps to Life with Tiles and Notifications
Tiles draw users back into your app by bringing your tile to life on the Start screen. Notifications, delivered through the Windows Notification Service, draw users back into your app even when it's not running. In this session you'll learn how to implement Tiles, Notifications and allow users to personalize their Start screen by creating pinned Tiles.
How and When Windows Store Apps Run
Learn the fundamentals of Process Lifetime Management and how to structure your app to suspend and resume quickly, save app states properly and behave consistently. For media or real-time communications, we will show you how to keep your experiences available and always connected while still letting Windows 8 manage the system resources to provide a great end-user experience and long-lasting battery life.
Building Windows Store Apps that leverage Modern Hardware
MultiTouch, camera, near-field-communications and sensors for location, light, and motion are just a few of the many hardware components available in Windows 8 when running on modern hardware. Learn how to take advantage of this modern hardware to create better apps.
The Developer Opportunity: Introducing the Windows Store
In this session, we'll cover the end-to-end lifecycle of an application from developer registration, to app submission, to analytics and feedback. You'll also learn the various opportunities to monetize your application including subscriptions, trial apps, advertisements and in-app purchases.


What is a Developer Camp?
Developer Camps (DevCamps for short) are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned.
How much does it cost to attend a Windows 8 Developer Camp?
The camps are free. You need to pay for your own travel and expenses to attend and bring a laptop if you’d like to do the labs (you’ll want to do the labs!), but attendance is free.
What do I need to do to prepare for attending a Windows 8 Developer Camp?
You’ll need to register to attend a camp. You can find an event and register on the schedule page. If you’d like to do the labs or build at app at camp you’ll need to bring a laptop configured with all the tools and hands on labs content. You can get details on how to do that on the downloads page.
How can I contact the Windows 8 Camps team?
Email us at or @DeveloperCamps.
What will I learn at a Windows 8 Developer Camp?
At the Windows 8 Developer Camps, you’ll learn about the new platform for building Windows Store apps. Get an understanding of the platform design tenets, the programming language choices, and the integration points with the operating system and other apps.