MIC Project call: Windows 8 Metro Style apps - Brussels

MIC Brussels is launching a call for projects to build Windows 8 Metro Style Apps. We are looking for companies, developers, startups and students to join the program and receive training and guidance in building an app.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available today, with a huge monetization and discoverability opportunity for Windows 8 apps at with global reach. The world is your new marketplace.

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The project call consists of a series of training sessions, coaching and app excellence certification labs to help companies and developers get their apps on Windows 8 Metro.



Date and time


Step 1 - START

28 March 2012

9:00 to 12:30

Attend the MIC Windows 8 Apps Project Call info session

Step 2

16 and 17 April 2012

9:00 to 17:00

2 day hands-on technical workshop (see content below)

Step 3

14 and 15 May 2012

9:00 to 17:00

UX Coaching sessions (1:1 booking per app)

Step 4

21 May 2012
9:00 to 17:00

Developer Q&A session

Step 5

June 1 to 16 2012

Selection of top apps go through App Clinics and Microsoft Excellence Labs

Step 6 - END


End of program: apps finalized and ready to go in the store when available


What do we offer?

  • Two days hands-on training
  • User Interface/UX coaching session for your app
  • Developer Q&A session
  • App excellence labs (before certification) for select top apps in the project call
  • Preferred access to developer test devices at central location

Some apps will be also selected for the developer story behind it for MIC and MSDN online content and future events.


Project call info session (open to everyone – 28 March)

Come discover what Windows 8 Metro style apps bring to the table and how it could mean new business for you. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the MIC Project call and register for the full program.


9:00 – 10:30

The Windows 8 Platform for Metro style apps

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00

Integrating with Windows 8 Experiences

12:30 – 12:30

MIC Windows 8 Apps Project Call: Details



Trainers and coaches


Loïc Bar

Loïc Bar started an ICT company 4 years ago and had the chance to work on multiple projects all over the world leveraging Microsoft technologies such as Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, WCF, etc. Today, Loïc takes technical leadership on web based development and will be responsible for Windows 8 development. He wrote three technical books and was MVP from 2008 to 2010.


Leslie Cottenje, co-found PurePlexity

Leslie is co-founder of Pureplexity, digital agency from Bruges, where she is responsible for interface design and UX of web and touch projects. Leslie has a linguistic background but soon specialised in translation of web interfaces and software. From there on she continued to dive deeper into user interfaces across platforms and became certified as a UX designer. She also guides external projects as a UX consultant.


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March 28, 2012 09:00 - 12:30 (GMT +01:00 Brussels)

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Participants (28)

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    • Olivier Matis

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