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Indian IT Students Take Part In Microsoft App Fest

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Microsoft's App Fest, being held on Feb 26th 2013 over 250 colleges in 55 location in India. , gives a fantastic opportunity to budding coders (students) to develop an app for Microsoft. Microsoft‘s also providing training sessions for students who are interested in taking the lead and sharpening their coding skills. The training and experience at the Microsoft app fest will definitely increase the employability of the student. And, the valuable insights in app development and a first hand experience under good guidance will create more capable developers.

Microsoft director (strategic audience marketing) Pratima Amonkar says - "Obviously students recognize the opportunity, going by the enthusiastic response we have received across India so far,".
This is a one of a kind event being held in India. The event will continue for 18 hours, and the registration is FREE! And as the website quotes you only have to "Bring your vision, laptop, and your favorite coding pajamas to AppFest".

Over 10,000 students across India joined forces Tuesday to unleash their creativity at the Microsoft Student AppFest, a unique coding event enabling students from colleges to develop their 'dream app' ideas alongside professionals using the latest Microsoft technologies.

The AppFest, an initiative by Microsoft India, was a platform for college students to design applications for Windows 8 operating system. For the students it was an opportunity to apprise themselves of the know-how of applications designing and also find a place to share their ideas with others.

Indian IT Students At Microsoft App Fest

The AppFest, an initiative by Microsoft India, was a platform for college students to design applications for Windows 8 operating system.

Indian IT Students Take Part In Microsoft App Fest

The introduction of ‘Microsoft App Fest 2013' began at 9 am in the auditorium of St Aloysius College Institute of Management and Information Technology, AIMIT.

Indian IT Students Take Part In Microsoft App Fest

AIMIT St Aloysius College, Mangalore was one of the fifty Institutions around the Country (and among the two in Karnataka) to be selected for the Microsoft APP fest on February 26.

Indian IT Students At Microsoft App Fest

For the students it was an opportunity to apprise themselves of the know-how of applications designing and also find a place to share their ideas with others.

Indian IT Students Take Part In Microsoft App Fest

The students landed in 54 key hubs in 45 major cities across 18 states of India, and the reverberations of the day-long coding fest were felt across the country with each state hosting a hands-on workshop run by a total of 150 Microsoft Student Partners on-call to give students a first-hand app development experience.

Indian IT Students Take Part In Microsoft App Fest

The students coded applications for the Windows Platform throughout the day under the supervision of Microsoft mentors, trainers and Microsoft Student Partners, and submitted the app online - an opportunity to make it available on the Windows Store after due diligence.

Indian IT Students At Microsoft App Fest

In addition to submitting the apps for evaluation for a chance to get on the Microsoft Store, the training and experience received via this program will encourage the students to showcase their creative ideas and implement them using the latest technology.

The students landed in 54 key hubs in 45 major cities across 18 states of India, and the reverberations of the day-long coding fest were felt across the country with each state hosting a hands-on workshop run by a total of 150 Microsoft Student Partners on-call to give students a first-hand app development experience.

AIMIT St Aloysius College, Mangalore was one of the fifty Institutions around the Country (and among the two in Karnataka) to be selected for the Microsoft APP fest on February 26.
 
The introduction of ‘Microsoft App Fest 2013' began at 9 am in the auditorium of St Aloysius College Institute of Management and Information Technology, AIMIT.

Professor Santhosh Rebello, Dean, department of Computer Applications and Bio Informatics, introduced the Microsoft proctor, Ajay Kumar and welcomed the gathering, which included students from the IT Dept of AIMIT, as well as various institutes in and around Mangalore. He said that he was glad to have such innovative programmes conducted for the students, which helped them to enrich their creative and technical skills.
 
Fr Denzil Lobo, director, AIMIT stated that it was great to have AIMIT as a hub centre for this App Fest and said that such programmes help the students to keep pace with the racing speed of Information Technology. He thanked the faculty coordinator of the fest, Thomas CG, and the Microsoft Student Partner, Ashwin Kumar for helping to organize the programme.

The students coded applications for the Windows Platform throughout the day under the supervision of Microsoft mentors, trainers and Microsoft Student Partners, and submitted the app online - an opportunity to make it available on the Windows Store after due diligence. The focus will be on broad-based consumer applications, incorporating education, games, apps for social good etc.
In addition to submitting the apps for evaluation for a chance to get on the Microsoft Store, the training and experience received via this program will encourage the students to showcase their creative ideas and implement them using the latest technology.

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