Microsoft after launching Giveforyouth.org, to support youth micro projects has now come up with a new platform AppFest for students to develop apps for Windows 8 platform. This Appfest will be conducted on February 26, 2013 by Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd in Bengaluru and all the participants will code under the supervision of Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs), Trainers and Microsoft mentors. The participants then have to submit the developed app online.
Talking about this new opportunity for students Microsoft Inc. gave a statement saying, “On Feb 26, more than 10,000 students from across the country will gear up to code applications for a whole day at more than 50 hub centers, which are currently holding training sessions for students who wish to brush up their coding skills as they register’
This is a good opportunity for the young developers to make their apps available on the Windows Stores. Microsoft is bringing up this opportunity for the budding developers worldwide. Talking about this great exposure, Pratima Amonkar, Microsoft director (strategic audience marketing) said that, while impending IT space is creating more opportunities for students, youth unemployment rate is double the overall unemployment rate.
Ms. Amonkar further added that there is a huge gap in demand and supply which can be packed by giving the correct training and skills and Microsoft is doing the same. She said that Microsoft is trying to bring together the opportunity providing a better exposure to the youth.
In this AppFest, Microsoft will provide a free set of important software such as free Windows Store registration codes and Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 through Microsoft DreamSpark.
Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd currently has offices in nine cities – Pune, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Ahmadabad.