Tech Bootcamp Agenda


SW Joburg has partnered with Qualcomm, Microsoft and BlackBerry to bring you a pre-Startup Weekend Tech Bootcamp. The Bootcamp will include exciting technical talks and hands on workshops to help participants gain new knowledge and skills in preparation for the Startup Weekend event itself. The talks and workshops include beginner and advanced sessions.

The Bootcamp is open to all Startup Weekend Joburg participants, however separate tickets are available for those just wanting to attend the Bootcamp.

Below is the Agenda for the Tech Bootcamp weekend:

Friday 2nd August

12:30pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 1:30pm Qualcomm


1:30pm – 2:30pm Microsoft

Intro to the Windows ecosystem and Microsoft design philosophy

2:30pm – 4:30pm Blackberry

Why Develop for Blackberry


Prize Giving and End of Day Drinks


Saturday 3rd August

Track 1

8:00am – 9:30am Qualcomm

Awareness of the Market and Qualcomm enabling technologies

9:30am – 1:00pm Qualcomm

Hands on Workshop: Vuforia

1:00pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 5:30pm Qualcomm

Hands on Workshop: Alljoyn


End of Event Drinks


Saturday 3rd August

Track 2

9:00am – 10:00am Microsoft

 Intro to Windows 8 and Phone platform

10:00am – 11:00am Microsoft

 Tools for building great apps

11:00am – 12:00pm Microsoft

 Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build Metro-Style Apps

12:00pm – 1:00pm Microsoft

 Building Metro-Style Apps with XAML: What .NET Developers Need to Know

1:00pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 3:30pm BlackBerry

BlackBerry App Development using HTML5

3:30pm – 4:30pm Microsoft

Integrating the Windows 8 Experience with Contracts

4:30pm – 5:30pm Microsoft

Bring Your Apps to Life with Tiles and Notifications


End of Event Drinks

 Look forward to seeing you there!