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Why w8?


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These slider were used for my Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) event held at the University of Pretoria main campus where students were informed about developing apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, the skills they needed, the process of building apps and the opportunities developing apps presents.

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Why w8?

  1. 1. Lionel Camacho, UP Microsoft Student Partner Resources and slides available at:
  2. 2. A Little About Me
  3. 3. Student dev groups UP teams in competitions Local is Lekker MSP
  4. 4. W8? Free Store Accounts Competitions + Prizes Make Money
  5. 5. W8 100 Million Licenses Sold Build Your Portfolio Local Relevance
  6. 6. Tech Required Windows 8 Visual Studio 2012 W8 and WP8 SDK’s
  7. 7. Skills Required Imagination C# or C++ or VB and XAML HTML5 and JavaScript
  8. 8. Starting Point
  9. 9. Planning What will your app be GREAT at? Prioritize important features Define your target market
  10. 10. UI “Content over chrome” “Fast and fluid” Draw your design
  11. 11. UI AppBar Orientations + Snapping Prototype
  12. 12. Coding Programming language Templates Prototypes
  13. 13. Testing Be thorough App Certification Kit Fix errors, test again
  14. 14. Store Screenshots Packages Regions + Pricing
  15. 15. Refine User feedback Fix and improve Regular updates
  16. 16. YouthSpark Seeking employment Influencing perception Thinking of a career in IT Creating apps Build your own business
  17. 17. Microsoft’s Premier Student Technology Competition Prizes Make a name for yourself Cup
  18. 18. Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Local relevance Kick start your dev career AppFactory
  19. 19. Represent Microsoft on campus Student community Events Partners