Ubuntu Core Apps Hack Days
This is probably the most helpful link: http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/07/join-the-ubuntu-touch-core-apps-development-team/.
Samer will be on #masonlug for the duration of the events. You're welcome to join the channel if you can't make it in person!
The events will be run from 5am to 6pm on the irc channel #ubuntu-app-devel.
Here's the schedule:
Friday, 24th January: Reminders and Music
HUB VIP 3 from 12 to 7pm
Monday, 27th January: Calendar and Shorts
JC Study Room 315A from 12 to 7:30pm
Tuesday, 28th January: Clock and Calculator
JC Study Room 315C from 12 to 7pm
Wednesday, 29th January: File Manager and Doc Viewer
JC Study Room 315B from 4 to 8pm
#masonlug on FreeNode.net from 12 to 7pm
Thursday, 30th January: Weather and Terminal
Outside JC Study Room 219A from 11 to 5pm
Here are some helpful wiki links:
They recommend that you install an Ubuntu Phone emulator to test the apps, and have provided these instructions.
You can find an additional helpful resource here