The Association of Information Technology (AITP) – Charlotte Chapter will hold its Maymeeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
The topic of the program is "Windows 8 Application Development Workshop".
The May AITP Charlotte Chapter meeting will be a joint meeting with our friends at Carolina IT Pros (CITPG). Microsoft Evangelists will be on hand to lead the workshop and create a fun ‘hands on’ experience for attendees. In addition, you could possibly win $100 for each qualifying app that is published to the Windows Store, up to $1000. Here are more details for this event:
This is a beginner level workshop that will cover the basics of game design, programming and publication (you do not need any previous experience in application development).
To get started, you will need to bring a laptop to the meeting running Windows 7 or Windows 8. You can develop in Windows 7 but will need Windows 8 to publish the app. For Windows 8, you will need to 1)download Construct 2 (FREE) at https://www.scirra.com/construct2/releases/r126 2)download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 (FREE) at http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-2012-expresso , and 3)download starter kit at https://github.com/ChrisBowen/Construct-2/
Next, you will need to create a developer account. This can be done by going to the following location:
The cost for this account is a one-time fee of $49. This money can easily be recouped by participating in the ‘Keep the Cash’ campaign at https://build.windowsstore.com/keepthecash#fbid=fnnsvdNBZxU
Microsoft Tech Affiliates is sponsoring a similar contest found at http://www.mstechaffiliate.com/members/larrybumgardner
Official rules for these contests can be found at http://build.windowsstore.com/keepthecash/termsandconditions and http://www.mstechaffiliate.com/docs/default-document-library/tap-sweepstakes-rules.pdf
We think this will be an EXCITING event in which you will have a chance to learn new skills and possibly make some cash.
To register, go to the following link: http://www.carolinait.org/MeetingRSVPPublic.aspx?mid=162
There is no cost to attend this event but if you want to participate in their meal offering, then the cost will be $10 payable at the door. A check-in table will be set up at the door for attendees.
We look forward to seeing you at this event.
Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church
1117 South Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina 28203
Date: Wednesday,May14, 2013
Time: Buffet Dinner ($10 cost) starts at 6:00 p. m.
Presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. and will last two hours.