Over the past few months, Microsoft has organized a number of
developer workshops in various cities around the world for
developers who want to build apps for Windows 8. One such upcoming
event is the Windows 8
AppFest, to be held from 21st to 22nd
September by Microsoft India in Bangalore.
Similar to past Windows 8 Camps
held in India, the AppFest will be a marathon, 18 hour-long coding
session. Microsoft engineers and trainers will be on hand to assist
participants with designing their apps and will provide valuable
insight into the development process.
What makes this AppFest special is the fact that Microsoft India
will make an official attempt to set the Guinness World Record for
the "world's largest app development marathon," as it expects to
bring together thousands of developers under one roof.
This is an invite-only event. So if you want to be part of the
world record attempt, submit your Windows 8 app idea, in not more
than 500 characters, here. If your idea
is selected, you will receive an invitation to attend the AppFest.
Participation is free and teams of up to four members can
participate. You need to make your own arrangements for stay and
On-site staff will help you improve and prepare the app you plan
to develop towards publishing it to the Windows Store. Your app
must fall under one of the current 20 categories available for the
Windows Store, which range from Games to Education, and from
Productivity to Entertainment, amongst others.
Remember to take your laptop with you, with Windows 8
RTM and Visual
Studio 2012 installed. If you haven't played around with
Windows 8 app development yet, check out the featured sessions on
Channel 9 from
Coding begins at 2:00 PM IST
on 21st September.
Update: With a turnout of
2,567 developers, all coding for 18 hours
non-stop, Microsoft successfully
set the Guinness World Record for the "Most
Participants in a Software Development Marathon in One
Jon DeVaan, Corporate Vice President, Windows Development, is
presented with the Guinness World Records Certificate:
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