In an exclusive on-going set of competitions sponsored by Microsoft and Dell Incorporation across Middle East and Africa, it is a moment of great pride that out of 79 countries, students from Pakistan have won the first and second set of this competition.
Both winning teams are from FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi.
As we reported earlier, the winning team for set one targeted the football fans. Their application “Kick Now” provides live football updates which include live match scores, upcoming tournaments, top stories, reviews and profiles of players.
In set two, winners developed a shared drawing space named ‘Sky Canvas’ where multiple users can share their input on a virtual white board simultaneously through the internet. It syncs anything you draw on it with all the users currently viewing it, everyone can draw on the board.
To know more about winners, click here: http://www.meawp7challenge.com/Winners2.aspx
Sharing his views about the competition, Kamal Ahmed, Country General Manager, Microsoft Pakistan said,
“The MEA Windows Phone 7 challenge is a wonderful opportunity for talented students who can use this competition as a showcase for their creativity and innovation to develop the best applications on Windows Phone 7.
I am very excited to see the results produced by students from Pakistan and Microsoft Innovation Center will definitely keep playing its role in nurturing leaders of tomorrow”
Speaking about the competition,Sandra Fraga, Head of META Marketing-CSMB, Dell commented,
“Dell and Microsoft believe in a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. The Windows Phone 7 Challenge is a great platform to encourage technology innovation amongst students in the Middle East and Africa.
We have seen exciting, creative and diverse new Windows Phone 7 applications being developed for this contest. Dell encourages students to enter this challenge, as it provides real- life experience and an opportunity to turn ideas into reality. Congratulations to all the winners”.
The prize distribution ceremony was attended by more than 200 academicians including Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments (HoDs) and Professors from major universities in Karachi.
Addressing the attendees Dr. Asim ur-Rehman, Director, FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi, said
“MEA Phone 7 Challenge provides a platform to students to explore new ways of addressing the world’s toughest problem through the power of mobile technology.
The high calibre of the students and their projects is an evidence of the high level of innovation seen in the student community today, as Director of FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi,I really feel proud to see that my students felt the responsibility to address the world’s toughest challenges and are recognized by the companies like Microsoft”.