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XAPfest LA 2011 Windows Phone 7 Hackathon for Developers – June 4, 2011

XAPFest is a Windows Phone 7 Hackathon for developers of every background and skill level. iOS and Android developers, .NET veterans, and curious programmers who want to try their hand at programming for WP7 are all invited!

XAPFest consists of 1 full day of hacking — breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus snacks and drinks will be provided. This’s a BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) Event. Please remember to install the free WP7 tools and SDK before the event begins, and if you don’t have a copy of Vista or Windows 7 (required to install the WP7 tools), you can request a Windows 7 license. Loaner WP7 units will be available to teams and individuals for the purposes of testing apps.

Rules for apps to be eligible

  • Applications must NOT already be in the WP7 marketplace
  • Applications CAN be worked on before the event but must not be in the marketplace prior to the event
  • Teams CAN submit multiple applications and all CAN be submitted for the $2000 Grand Prize
  • Teams are limited to 3 or less members


  • Best App – $2000 (sponsored by Infragistics) & WP7 device
  • Best Original App – $500 AMEX gift card & WP7 device
  • Best Port — $500 AMEX gift card & WP7 device

User’s Choice – XBOX 360 with Kinect & WP7 device

May 9 – June 3, 2011 Register, install tools, and begin creating apps

June 4, 2011 — XAPFest LA 2011

9:00am Doors open
9:30am Welcome & Announcements
9:45am Coding begins
12:00pm Lunch
6:00pm Coding ends
6:30pm Reception and Dinner; judges begin reviewing apps
9:00pm Judging is finished, Top 10 Windows Phone 7 Apps Presentation & Awards
10:00pm Winners are announced

Click here to see the full XAPFest event schedule.

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