Windows 8 Project Call @MIC Brussels - Kick-off


MIC Brussels is launching a call for projects to build Windows 8 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 has been launched, 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. 

Step Date and time Description

Step 1


MIC Windows 8 Apps Project Call Kick off session & Hands-on Lab

Step 2 17/12

Windows 8 UX training session

Step 3 14&15/1

 Windows 8 Hands-on lab

Step 4 24/1

UX   Coaching sessions (1:1 booking per app)

Step 5




What do we offer?

  • Two days hands-on training
  • UX coaching
  • UX one-to-ones
  • Another hands-on session
  • App-a-thon with a competition to choose the winning app!


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


Project call Kick-off session

Come discover what Windows 8 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.

11th of December

9:30 – 10:30

Introduction : The Windows 8 Platform for apps

10:30 – 10:45


10:45 – 17:00

Windows 8 training and hands-on session

12th of December

9:30 – 17:00

Windows 8 training and hands-on session


Agenda: Kick-Off session (2 days – 11 and 12 December)


Day 1: Presentations and labs

  • The Windows 8 Platform for Apps
  • Designing Apps with  the Windows Personality
  • Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build  Apps
  • Building  Apps with XAML: What .NET Developers Need to Know
  • Building Windows 8 UIs


Day 2: Presentations and labs

  • Integrating with the Windows 8 Experiences 
  • Bring Your Apps to Life with Tile and Notifications
  • How and when apps run
  • Building  apps that take advantage of modern hardware
  • The Developer Opportunity:   Introducing the Windows Store


Hands-on sessions technical pre-requisites

  • Familiarity writing either desktop apps, mobile applications or developing websites. Familiarity with either Javascript, C# or C++.
  • Bring your own laptop: any device capable of running Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express.
    If the software is not already installed, you will need a partition with ~30 GB of free space to install the bits.
  • Required software:
    • Download the Windows 8 SDK samples


Trainers and coaches

Renaud Dumont

Renaud Dumont is a .NET developer working for the MIC Belgium as an IT Evangelist. He’s passionate about technologies and loves to share his passion and learn from other developers. He writes technical articles and gives trainings about Microsoft technologies such as Windows Phone, Kinect for Windows, Windows 8,…

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.




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December 11, 2012 09:00 - December 12, 2012 17:00 (GMT +01:00 Brussels)

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