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App Development with Microsoft

Purple Door

Thursday, 18 April 2013 from 08:30 to 17:00 (BST)

App Development with Microsoft

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Microsoft want to show you how Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are the perfect platform for you to build your next app!

Through this one day event we will have keynote speakers from Microsoft and Nokia. Hear first-hand from developers who have built apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

There is a chance to build your own app during our Hackathon where you can win Microsoft prizes!

With Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Store’s you have a choice of control schemes, a variety of devices tablets, notebooks, all in ones to a stunning array of phones from manufactures such as Nokia, HTC and Samsung.

With Windows 8 features such as live tiles, snapped view, sharing charms and more you’re application comes alive. Your beautiful apps are delivered through the Windows Store available in over 200 markets, as an app developers can make money the way you want.



9.00 - 9.10 Keynote Welcome and to Windows - Andrew McCartney, Microsoft

9.10 - 10.00 The opportunity of Windows 8 - Lee Stott, Microsoft

10.00 - 11.00 Introduction to Windows Phone 8 - Adam Giles, Nokia

11.00 - 11.15 Break

11.15 - 13.00 Design Beautiful Apps - Rich Holdsworth, Wapple.net

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Building a Windows 8 Apps - Martin Beeby, Microsoft

15.00 - 16.00 Building a Windows Phone 8 App - Andy Wigley, Microsoft

16.00 -16.10 Break

16.10 - 17.00 Developing Windows 8 Apps - Martin Beeby, Microsoft, ZipApp.co.uk

17.00 End


Optional Evening Event:

17:00 - 19:00 Windows 8 Hackathon using Zipapp.co.uk

Prizes up for grabs from Microsoft for best app developed in 2 hours! (Bring your own laptop).


Do you have questions about App Development with Microsoft? Contact Purple Door

When & Where

Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth
Portland St
PO1 Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Thursday, 18 April 2013 from 08:30 to 17:00 (BST)

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Purple Door

Who is Purple Door?

Purple Door combine expert knowledge and advice in:


Purple Door provide careers information, advice and guidance; Purple Door Recruitment service; Purple Door volunteering opportunities and a programme of career-related events for students and graduates.

Purple Door works with a number of employers to promote graduate opportunities to recruit University of Portsmouth students for volunteering and work experience roles and to place graduates into full-time employment.

We work closely with faculties to support and deliver Career Management Skills modules and disseminate the results of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Who can access Purple Door's Services?

Whether you are currently studying at the University of Portsmouth or you have graduated within the past five years, we are able to help you with your career planning.

How can you access careers, recruitment, volunteering and enterprise services?

Purple Door have an open information centre where you can come in use the computers and work areas to research your career options and a careers advisor it always on offer to help.

We also offer an ‘E-Guidance’ service to all students and graduates in which Careers Advisers will answer careers-related questions by email, and also a ‘Just Ask’ email service in which we will respond to 'quick queries' and information requests.

I still need more.

Explore Purple Door’s website to find further information and advice that we offer www.port.ac.uk/careers

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