Windows 8 Game Hackathon October 3-4 in ATL

Think you have the chops to create a game for Windows 8 in 2 days? Come learn, build and win at this hackathon in ATL!

In conjunction with SIEGEcon, Microsoft is sponsoring a game development contest. Come learn about Windows 8, team up, create games and win. Full details are at so sign up today!

When: WED OCT 3 - THU OCT 4
Where: Atlanta Marriott Northwest, Atlanta GA
How to get involved:

Sign Up: Register for your FREE admission to the Hackathon:

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Square Off: Come as a team, or come as an individual and we’ll help individuals get together into teams.
Who should come: Game developers – professionals, students and hobbyists – who want to join a team, build a game in 24 hours, and compete for great prizes in an atmosphere of fun, collaboration, and competition.
What: Nothing fosters creativity and productivity like a competition with awesome prizes. The 2012 SIEGE Hackathon is a two day event that brings together game developers eager to find out what they can build on a deadline.
Judges include representatives from several local game dev studios.
Professional participants, take a break from your day-to-day and experiment with something new and refreshing – something that might become a seed for a future project. Plus, of course, a chance to meet the most enthusiastic and energetic young developers. Student participants will get a great chance to showcase their skills and get feedback from local professionals.

Training: Windows 8 is poised to provide the single largest developer opportunity in history. With over 650 million licenses of Windows out there today, a reimagined user experience, the new windows Store for apps, and a slew of exciting new devices and form factors, now is the time to create apps for Windows 8. Casual and serious gaming will make up a huge portion of that opportunity, and now is the time to take advantage of the launch wave of Windows 8 by learning the options for game development on Windows 8. In this session, you’ll learn about the Windows 8 platform, how to building games in HTML, C#, DirectX, and other platforms like Xamarin and Unity, and how to publish to and get the most out of the Windows Store. Plus you’ll get tons of resources for being successful with your game development ventures.

Schedule: This FREE event includes training, the chance to form a long-lasting team, and coaching to help you on your path to success! All events are at the SIEGE hotel, the Marriott NW Atlanta. We'll have space where you can work around the clock. We have extended our room block to these nights, so take advantage of our discounted rates early!
Wednesday, Oct. 3
9:00-10:00, meet and greet, find teams
10:00-12:00, Windows 8 Training Session pt.1
12:00-12:30, Break
12:30-2:30, Windows 8 Training Session pt.2
2:30-3:00, Finalize Teams
3pm+ Hackathon
Thursday, Oct. 4
7pm, Stop
7:00-7:30, Dinner
7:30-8:30, Demos and Judging

Who will be there: Game industry professionals and students with a passion for game development and a desire to get a game done.