At the Fleadh in Tipperary we heard that Microsoft, in conjunction with the Dublin ALT.NET, are holding a Windows 8 Camp in Sandyford in Dublin on March 24th, 2012.

Attendance is free but sign up via


Do you have an idea for a great app that you’d like to build on Windows 8?

Do you have an app on another platform and want to expand your platforms?

Are you lacking ideas but still want some experience on Windows 8?

Are you a developer who’s excited about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, this camp is for you.

We will have a short lecture on Windows 8 and some getting started advice going on but the goal is to give you as much time to sling code as possible with experts on hand to help you through issues.

The scheduled lectures are going to be:

9:00 – Welcome to the Windows 8 Camp and introductions
9:15 – Getting started with Windows 8
– Introduction to Metro Design
– Monitizing your app…
10:15 – 4:00 – Coding and ad hoc lectures based on specific questions from the attendees
4:00 – 4:30 – How to submit to the marketplace
5:00 – 5:30 – Conclusion and show and tell

We will have a lunch (probably pizza or something) and drinks after.