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IEEE Windows 10 Hackathons in Vancouver and Calgary

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The IEEE Joint Computing Chapter (Vancouver and Calgary), SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) at the University of Calgary and Microsoft are excited to announce Windows 10 hackathons in Vancouver and Calgary.

Come hack a Windows 10 universal apps together in solo or in a team of 3 people. Don’t have a team? You can join one after project ideas are pitched. Pitch your idea and get others to join you.

What are we going to hack?

We are going to accept all Windows 10 applications except games. So, you can build one of the following:

· Any type of business applications including news, productivity, photos and videos, entertainment etc.

· You can modify your existing web site and implement Windows 10 features there, using JavaScript (see: 20:00 – 25:00 timeframe)


Please, bring own devices with the latest public Windows 10 Technical Preview build and Visual Studio 2015 to build Windows 10 applications. If you cannot install Windows 10 on your own PC, we are going to bring ready to use Surface 2 devices but we have limited number of those (ID is required to loan one of these devices).

How to win

Each team will be given a chance to demo their app to other participants and a panel of judges. Judges will score each app on the following criteria: UAP implementation, platform integration, and the app idea.


1st Place – Surface 3 Pro devices

2nd place – Xbox One consoles

3rd place – Nokia Lumia 635 phones

Events Dates & Times

Starts Saturday @ 9:00am

Ends Sunday @ 1:00pm

May 16—17, 2015 in Vancouver (Registration Link – we are going to open registration in April 27th, 11:00am to the first 50 people)

May 23 – 24, 2015 in Calgary (Registration Link)


Written by Sergiy Baydachnyy

04/23/2015 at 11:00 PM

Posted in Windows 10

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