X-Calibre Hackathon – Win Nokia Lumia devices, and $7K USD worth of cash prizes.

My friend “Chris Ismal” from Nokia posted about the event that he and his team are organizing in our Singapore Silverlight Facebook page. This event is called ” X-Calibre Hackathon”. It’s a full day event that developers come and build the application for Windows Phone by using latest Windows Phone 7.5 (mango) features.

You can read the details on their official website. I copied and pasted some informations for you here as well.

Winners will ride away with a trophy unlike any other, and Nokia Lumia devices to the 1st prize winning team, and…

  • 1st prize -$4,000 USD
  • 2nd prize – $2,000 USD
  • 3rd prize – $1,000 USD

The winning apps will also be featured in Nokia’s App Highlights and Amazing Everyday Marketing Campaign!

What is X-Calibre Hackathon?

X-Calibre Hackathon is a one-day Windows Phone application building contest (9am – 6pm) happening on November 19, 2011 where developers compete to create the best WP app using Mango features such as  Metro UI, Live Tiles, Fast App Switching etc.

What is the judging criteria? 

Judging will be done by representatives from Nokia, Microsoft, and the WP Champs.  There will be no criteria weightage.  Judging will simply be based on “the best Windows Phone app that uses Mango features such as Metro UI, Live Tiles, Fast App Switching, and others!”

What are the contest details?

  1. The chosen 60 participants will be divided into 4 groups each stationed at different locations.  Groups will compose of teams with maximum 3 members each team.  In total there will be 20 teams.
  2. Two Windows Phone Champs will be managing and providing technical support to each of the groups.  In total there will be 8 Champs.
  3. The contest will commence at 9:00 am simultaneously throughout the locations.  The Champs will be on-location until 6pm.  Venue is only available until 6:00 pm.  Contest (submission) ends 11:59 pm on the same day.
  4. Bring your own laptop, wifi, and food!5. Contest winners will be announced at the Awarding event in Nokia Singapore (date to be confirmed)

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