This weekend I had a chance to participate in the first Athens Windows Mobile 7.5 Hackathon. This was the first time Microsoft hosted an event that aimed in helping and encouraging developers in building actual applications and I have to say that I was really impressed with the participation and outcome.
I’m guessing that more than 150 developers patiently attended the whole two days event, listened to 20 mini tutorial style sessions and finally 32 of them came up with very interesting ideas and application for the windows mobile platform, although some of my favorite applications didn’t make the top 6 (I guess my criteria are different from the judging committee one’s ).
If you didn’t make it, you can catch a glimpse of what happened from the following image gallery.
I was assigned three slots where I presented
- Application Bar & System tray
- Isolated Storage
- Launchers and Choosers
- Live Tiles & Push notifications
You can find the slide decks as well as the demo code I used here: