Microsoft and Nokia are organizing “The Amazing Nokia Lumia Developer Day Event”. 800 developers have been confirmed to participate and they would be coding for 24 hours. In the official announcement, this event is said to break MURI record (Indonesian Museum of Records).
The event will be held at Graha Manggala Siliwangi, Bandung. As a prize, 8 best applications would get Nokia Lumia 800 and all applications will be incorporated into Windows Phone Marketplace.
While the posters and flyers did not offer further details of the event, we got in touch with Firstman Marpaung (Nokia Developer Champion) – Windows Phone Developer Opportunity, for additional information which we have below.
Nokia Lumia isn’t yet available in Indonesia. Some news said that the first two of the Lumia series will be available in the country next month. Is this part of Nokia’s preparation to launch the phones locally? It could be. [The phones will be launched in Jakarta in two weeks - Ed]
Of course, apps have become an important part of smart phones, especially if it’s aimed at the midrange and up, smartphones certainly should be able to do various activities in addition to basic functions. Perhaps even now for smart devices, apps have become a basic function.
When you look at Nokia’s strategy with regards to developers, developer-centric events have become key in ensuring the availability of applications within the ecosystem. Additionally, having Indonesia listed in the application marketplace is another important box that needs to be ticked.
We look forward to seeing this developer event. I also will try to attend and see how enthusiastic the developers are in developing the applications for Windows Phone. The announcement at Nokia’s community site can be seen here.
The following is further information we received from Firstman Marpaung (Nokia Developer Champion) – Windows Phone Developer Opportunity about the event.
There is no requirement for participants or developers who want to join this event, only a passion for coding. To enrol, you may contact existing CP. Registration via email: firstname.lastname@example.org [a hotmail account? really? -Ed]. Registration can also be done via campus or community coordinator. [The event is tomorrow so it doesn't look you you can register anymore -Ed]
Developers may bring their own laptops, food and beverages would be provided at the venue and developers can stay overnight. For other facilities, transportation from Sumedang, Cianjur, Sukabumi and Jakarta (2 buses) is provided. Hackday event will take place starting at 7pm (first day) until 10am in the morning (second day).
Below is the event schedule:
10:00 to 10:05: Opening stage by MC
10:05 to 10:15: Welcoming speech by Nokia Indonesia
10:15 to 10:20: Bridging MC
10:20 to 10:30: Welcoming speech by Microsoft
10:30 to 10:40: MURI
10:40 to 10:45: Bridging MC
10:45 to 11:45: Krishna Dewantara (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) – Windows Phone Platform Overview
10:45 to 12:00: Bridging MC
12:00 to 13:00: LUNCH
13:00 to 13:05: MC opening session 2
13:05 to 14:05: Marpaung Firstman (Nokia Developer Champion) – Windows Phone Developer Opportunity
14:05 to 14:08: Bridging MC
14:08 to 15:08: Risman Adnan (Microsoft Indonesia) – Smooth Streaming & Azure Platform
15:08 to 15:10: Bridging MC
15:10 to 16:10: Erick Kurniawan (Nokia Developer Champion) – Silverlight for Windows Phone
16:10 to 16:13: Bridging MC
16:13 to 17:13: Andri Yadi (Nokia Developer Champion) – Windows Azure Phone & Web Services
17:13 to 18:00: Break
18:00 to 19:00: Dinner
19:00 to 19:05: Bridging MC
19:05 to 10:00 a.m.: Puja Pramudya (Microsoft MVP) – Coding 24 Hours
This developer event isn’t just a hackday but also a workshop and participants will receive a certificate at the end of the event for having attended sessions on Windows Phone application development. Entering the competition isn’t compulsory but apps that are completed during the event will be included.
Computers can be shared with other team members but participants are allowed to enter as an individual or in groups. Microsoft MVPs and professionals will be on hand to offer assistance and guidance throughout the event.
[last editor's note: It's not really a 24 hour coding event if the coding session starts at 7 pm and ends the next day at 10 am is it? More like 15 hours. -Ed]