In a bid to strengthen its apps market and engage the student community, Microsoft India organised Microsoft Student AppFest on 26 February acoss 54 locations in 45 cities around the country. The day-long coding event enabled students from colleges to develop their 'dream app' ideas alongside professional developers using the latest Microsoft technologies for Windows 8 and Windows Phone platforms.
A press note from the company informed that an average of 250 students from each college contributed to the total number of 10,000 participating students. "The tremendous response amounts to over 60,000 collective hours of coding. An estimated total number of 3,000 full apps were imagined and created during the one-day code-a-thon," the note added.
On the AppFest, Dr S S Mantha, chairman, AICTE, said, "Opportunities like these are the game changers in today's world. These are the skills that the future generations need to understand and learn in a globally collaborative world."