Microsoft, Nokia Pakistan holds WOWZAPP 2012
Karachi (November 19, 2012) – Microsoft Pakistan along with Nokia Pakistan recently held WOWZAPP 2012 – Worldwide Hackathon for Windows in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
WOWZAPP 2012 has been dubbed as the first simultaneous global Hackathon for students, startups and professional developers in Microsoft’s history.
Pakistan was part of more than 100 locations across five continents that held the weekend-long Hackathon for students and other participants to create apps for the Windows ecosystem following the recent Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 launches.
WOWZAPP 2012 gathered students, developers and professionals to create apps on the latest windows version. A total of 180 + apps came out as a result from the Hackathon held in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad. Participants worked together for 48 hours, creating apps for consumers to enjoy, and building off the momentum of the release of Windows 8.
Microsoft and Nokia Pakistan provided students at each location with free software to create apps, such as Visual Studio Express for Windows 8, and free Windows Store registration codes through Microsoft DreamSpark. Developer experts and trainers were available around the clock to answer questions and help the participants achieve their end goals.
“With more than 1700 registered to participate, WOWZAPP 2012 is the largest simultaneous Hackathon of student developers ever, acting as a catalyst to bring a wealth of new, exciting and quality apps to the Windows Store,” said Moorthy Uppaluri, general manager of Worldwide Academic Programs at Microsoft.
“Microsoft is committed to empowering students with the tools and resources they need to showcase their creativity and make money through app development.”