what is WOWZAPP 2012?WOWZAPP 2012: Worldwide Hackathon for Windows is an event thatallows you to take part in a truly global experience – developers and designersall over the world coming together to build apps for Windows, Windows Phoneand Windows Azure.WOWZAPP 2012 is on November 9-11, 2012, timed to celebrate the launch ofWindows 8 and immediately after the Build conference to take advantage of allthat fresh new information that will be delivered at that time. It’s also on theweekend before Global Entrepreneur Week so that startup developers can kickoff that week with a bang.Instead of various teams and groups of people running their events in isolation,WOWZAPP 2012 brings them all together, connects them and supports it withPR, social media connectivity and content and collateral.
part of a bigger pictureWOWZAPP 2012 is part of a bigger picture forWindows : General Availability of Windows 8 …leads to… Build Conference …leads to… WOWZAPP 2012
summary infoDate: November 9-11Timing: 5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday, local timeWe understand that you may not be able to run afull 48 hour hackathon, so we ask that you do aminimum of 24 hours. Of course, if you can do thefull two day experience, welcome to the bigleagues!
is your country here? these countries are already in!Algeria MalaysiaAustria MexicoBelgium Northern IrelandBrazil NorwayBulgaria PakistanChile PhilippinesCzech Republic RomaniaFinland SingaporeGermany SloveniaGreece South AfricaIndia SpainIndonesia SwedenIreland ThailandItaly TunisiaKazakhstan TurkeyLebanon United StatesLithuania VietnamMacedonia
event guide contentsIntroductionSample agenda/scheduleSuggested “WOW Awards” and “ZAPP Activities” for momentum andatmospherePre-event/PreparationOutline of available contentCollateral list – both digital and printablePR and Promotion plan – press and social mediaPost-event actionsSocial media interactions and outreach planSpeaker scheduleEvent Lead-up activitiesPost Event follow up activities
learning contentEvent guideWindows 8 learning content - 20 presentations - 10 hands on labs in HTML5/JS and XAML/C#Windows Phone 7 to Windows 8 – tips and tricksGame Development Content both HTML5/JS and DirectX/C++
what next?Get involved: Promote and attend your existing local event Run a new WOWZAPP 2012 eventMain site: wowzapp2012.comChannel 9 intro video: aka.ms/APwz2Microsoft contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
running your own venue?Email email@example.com with the following:City and CountryName of school or organizationName, Address (physical and URL) and Contactperson of venue in your school/organizationMaximum capacity for your event (and expected #)Start and End Date and Time
running your own venue? the responseWe will: set up your registration page for you, assign you (or your appointed representative)access to the attendee list for checking in and theability to send reminder emails, put your site on the www.wowzapp2012.com map send you the full event guide for content and otherinformation to make your event a success