Microsoft Live Services: Messenger Hackathon!

May 27, 2009 · San Francisco, United States of America

For our May meeting, we're going to piggyback on an event with the The Live Services Team (the guys who power Windows Live) who would like to invite you all to the Messenger Hackathon.

Read all about the Live Services Hackathon (You can sign up here on or on the Hackathon site.) What's in it for you?

Get the State of the Nation from our social media guru

Build a web app that uses Messenger APIs with the Messenger Devs

Prizes for best implementations - Xbox 360, Zunes, Microsoft Hardware up for grabs!

Beer and Pizza

Who should attend?

CxO - for the state of the nation and networking

Developers - for the hackathon

Everyone - for the beer and pizza!


5:30 - 6:00pm: Arrival, Beers, Pizza

6:00 - 6:20 pm: Social Media: State of the Nation from social media guru

6:20 - 6:40 pm: Messenger Library High Level

6:40 - 7:00 pm: Chill, Network, Beer, Pizza (Biz Guys can slink off)

7:00 - 7:30 pm: Messenger Library Deeper Dive

7:30 - 10:00 pm: Hackathon - let's code!

What should you bring? Bring your codebase for a web app (if you have one) on your laptop so you can work together with the Messenger experts from Windows Live to hack instant messaging into your site! No web app? Don't worry we can load a sample site with code onto your laptop instead. A bit of background on Live Messenger: We won't bore you with too much marketing fluff, but you should know that Windows Live Messenger is the world's most popular IM network with over 320m users and we've opened up our APIs so that web applications can integrate with our service to provide cool experiences for their users. To find out more about the Messenger APIs, check out Here's a sneak peak at what you can build:

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