Microsoft Announces Windows Phone Hackathon on ITCN 2014


Microsoft Pakistan has announced a three day Windows Phone Hackathon on the occasion of ITCN Asia – country’s largest IT Expo – starting August 26th, 2014.

Microsoft said that all sorts of startups, students and professional developers are invited to participate in the Hackathon and win amazing Windows Phone devices.

As mentioned above, almost anyone can participate. Each team can have a maximum of two members, while single member teams are also allowed.

Microsoft said that it will give away as many as 20 high-end Windows Phone devices as prizes for various categories.

Contestants will be asked to develop Windows Phone apps in following categories:

  • Build for Better Pakistan
  • Games
  • Kids & Education
  • Lifestyle & Food
  • News & Weather

Prizes will be given to Winning & Runner Up teams in each category. Mobile phone devices will be given relative to team size. If a team consist of an individual, one Windows Phone device will be given. If it consists of two members, both members will be given category relative Windows Phone device.

Along with, during three days of the Hackathon, Microsoft will be organizing following sessions as well:

  • Technical training sessions from Microsoft staff for the attendees (anyone can join)
  • Apps showcasing
  • Meet the experts to learn more about the global market place
  • Quizzes and Sessions to allow people to win exciting giveaways

If you are interested, head to this link here to get further details about the event and to get yourself registered.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

    • This effor is putting by Microsoft Pakistan team to enhance the IT echo system in Pakistan so officially they can arrange these type of stuff only for their technology. So you cannot say this attempts ad desperate attempt if you are asking for the windows phone user then just tell me who was the user of smart phone and touch screen users five to six year ago.

    • Me.

      I use Windows phone and i pretty much like the simple Interface. Even Though i bought this phone just to test my apps and games but i actually kinda like it specially after 8.1 update (Developer preview).

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