For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: March 22, 2013

Microsoft Presents an AppLabs Event at Southwest Tennessee Community College

Brian Prince of Microsoft will facilitate a free Microsoft AppLabs programming workshop, "How to Build Your Own App" on March 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Southwest's Macon Cove Campus, Bornbloom Library - ML 234. Prince will use the latest Microsoft Research tool, TouchDevelop, to help participants build an app that is ready for Windows Store submission in a couple of hours.

TouchDevelop, a scripting tool, runs in any HTML 5 compliant browser to create apps for Windows 8. Microsoft is providing prizes as well as the ability to publish your app to the Windows 8 store for free.

What will you need to bring?

It would be best to bring your own Windows laptop, but any device that runs an HTML 5 browser with a decently sized screen would work. If you have Windows 8 that would be great, but if not, that's okay.

What will you get out of it?

The software and Windows Store account are free to students. If you have an MSDN subscription, you are entitled to a license already.

There are limited seats available, please RSVP to J. Wayne Morris ( if you'd like to attend.

*If you are a professional developer, you'll need to buy a Windows Store subscription ($49/individual, $99/company).


For more information contact: Brenda J. Rayner, (901) 333-4247,, Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134