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Thursday, 29 March 2012

APPATHON: App Contest for Students

Microsoft envisions the professionals from industry working in close contact with the students and faculty from the education sector, where professional experience along with the knowledge of current technologies being used in the IT industry and the creative new ideas from the minds of tomorrow can help produce the next breakthrough in the IT Industry.

Keeping it in mind, Microsoft plans to initiate the first of its kind Industry Academia Collaboration event with the focus set on Windows Phone7 Application Development.
Microsoft Pakistan in alliance with P@SHA, HEC, wi-tribe, ProPakistani and Comsats is holding an Application Development Appathon & Exhibition at Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad.
10+ top universities from Islamabad and Lahore with more than 100 students are expected to participate where they will publish and showcase their applications.
Microsoft said that this apps exhibition will be giving students a chance to visit their stations, see what they have developed and discuss how they have done it
Students willing to participate and showcase their work to not only Microsoft but the Industry and Academicians present there, can get themselves registered with Microsoft for the event.
The competition is unique, in that the participants are not restricted to developing applications only on the assigned dates of the competition. Instead, the applicants can start developing their applications NOW. What this means for them is that there is no time restriction. Develop as much as you want, in the development environment you desire.
The participants will be welcomed to COMSATS Institute where they will be required to upload all the applications they have created to Yalla Apps Marketplace using Student Cards which will be provided to all the participants on the day of the Event. A brief agenda of the event is as follows:
31st March 2012:
9:30am – 10:30amIntroductory gathering and distribution of Student access card
10:30am – 1:00 pmFirst phase of App Publishing
1:00pm – 2:30pmLunch and Prayer
2:30pm – 5:00pmSecond phase of App Publishing
1st April 2012:
9:30am – 12:00pmGathering and Third and Final phase of App Publishing
12:30pm-4:00pmApp Exhibition
1:00pm – 2:30pmLunch and Prayers
2-30pm – 3:30pmKinect Programming with Ali Sufyan
3:30pm – 4:00pmLaunch of Wi-tribe Bazaar in Partnership with Microsoft Pakistan
4:00pm – onwardsPrize distribution ceremony

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