On the weekend of April 13th and 14th Lance McCarthy (XAML Support Specialist at Telerik and Nokia Ambassador) hosted a two day Windows Phone training and hackathon in Boston.
The first half of day one was an intense training regimen of 5 days of code camp content squeezed into 8 hours with 10 minute breaks between sessions. Starting with the basics and moving up to advanced topics like NFC and speech recognition, these developers absorbed an amazing amount of information in a short time.
After the training ended, the hackathon started. Developers started coding away on their app ideas, integrating the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone in many different ways to produce some amazing apps. Lance continuously went from dev to dev, providing hands-on assistance and guidance on their projects.
The deadline to finish was 3:30 PM on Sunday. There were 43 apps submitted in total! Each developer/team presented their creation to the audience and judges over the next two hours. In the end there could only be three top apps. See the winners here.
We had a film crew there to follow their amazing two day journey.
And here is what participants at the Hackathon say about the Telerik Windows Phone tools:
Stay tuned to this space, there is more to come from Telerik and Nokia Developer as Lance is planning more events like this one. We will announce the events here when they’re available for registration.