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Windows Phone 7 Hackfest in Ajax This Saturday!


HackFest Spring 2011 - Part 2If you’re in the Toronto area and you’ve been meaning to write apps for Windows Phone 7, there’s a Hackfest near you this coming Saturday, May 14th! 

· If you have an idea for an app but don’t know how to build apps for Windows Phone, this event is for you! We’ll have experts and tutors on hand to show you how to write your first Windows Phone app, and it’s easier than you think.

· If you have the skills to build apps for Windows Phone but don’t have any ideas for an app, this event is also for you! If you’ve got C#, .NET, Silverlight or XNA skills but can’t think of what to write, the Hackfests are a great place to brainstorm with other people and come up with ideas for apps.

· If you’re looking for a job or clients, this event is also for you! Okay, Hackfests aren’t actually job fairs, but they’re excellent networking opportunities, and these days, 80% of the tech jobs out there are found by networking.

Find The Hackfest

Ajax’s Hackfest takes place this Saturday, May 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the McLean Community Center (95 Magill Drive, Ajax, ON).

This event is free – click here to register!

Get the Tools

If you’re coming to the Hackfests, you’ll want to bring a computer (preferably a laptop, unless you’re into heavy lifting), and to make the best use of the time, you should install the Windows Phone developer tools beforehand.

You can download the tools from the App Hub ( They’re free-as-in-beer and they’re awesome.

You’ll want to do it in this order:

1. Download and install the Windows Phone Developer Tools (Release Notes)

2. Download and install the Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update (Release Notes) [Note: Installation may take several minutes and is complete when the install dialog box closes.]

3. Download and install the Windows Phone Developer Tools Fix

Posted in C#, Devices, Events, Game Development, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, XNA.

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  1. Paulustrious says

    Hi Atley. At the HF you said it could take up to two weeks for GeoTrust to register a new account. I was pleasantly surprised that it only took me two days – and one of those was my fault. As you know, part of the validation process requires you to a scan of your passport or drivers licence. On Canadian licences the expiry date is on the back and you have to send that as well.

    Spot the duhnce.

    Anyway – phone now working under VSEWP.

    Paul (registered on your site as paulustrious)

    • Atley says


      Great to hear that your GeoTrust went so smoothly! Can’t wait to see your new app! make sure you let me know when it is up in the Marketplace.

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