In summary, we liked writing the apps!
Getting an application approved is ultimately what proved to be the hardest part. We got so caught up into writing and deploying apps that we missed some easy things that would have greatly increased the chances of having our applications approved.
We feel that in the future it may make sense to sequence a follow up event so that developers get the support they need going forward. Newly engaged developers are a really valuable thing and it is important to make sure they stay engaged by facilitating their forward momentum.
is a technology enthusiast and co-authoring AngularJS in Action for Manning Publications. His favorite thing to do is get people as excited about new technology as he is. He runs the Phoenix Web Application User Group and has hosted multiple hackathons with his fellow partners in crime.