Headphones on. Tilt the seat back. Just steady codin’ as the keys get tapped. Get ready, because Nokia Developer is about to turn your town into Dev City with its Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge.

We are hitting the road to 13-cities looking for developers who want to build an experience not just another app. To kick off the Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge, Nokia Developer will hold hackathons across the US and Canada beginning in May. You can sign up individually or form your own team to build the coolest, baddest apps for the Windows Phone platform and Nokia Lumia devices.

Prizes will be awarded on site at each event for the top 3 created apps, top student created app, and most Nokia-branded developer (use your imagination). App winners will be judged on creativity, usability, technical difficulty and app presentation.

1st place: $500 gift card & Nokia Lumia 900
2nd place: $250 gift card & Nokia Lumia 900
3rd place: $100 gift card & Nokia Lumia 900
Student Winner: $150 gift card & Nokia Lumia 900
Most Nokia-Branded Dev: $100 gift card & Nokia Lumia 900

 

We know you’re not ordinary developers, so these won’t be ordinary hacks. We have some amazing experiences in store – like our Re-Charge Room – for developers to chill out between pounding out code. So come showoff your skills and earn rewards. Space will be limited so register early.

The Challenge is on. . . .Ready.Set () {Code}

 

Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge Schedule:

08:30 a.m. Light breakfast and registration
09:00 a.m. Welcome and competition overview
09:30 a.m. Let the hacking begin!
12:30 p.m. Lunch
07:00 p.m. Show us your app/Dinner
08:00 p.m. Winners announced

 

http://www.nokiadeveloper.eventbrite.com/

So – if you live in, or near any of the following cities, sign up today!