Opp: Microsoft App Madness Challenge

Benjamin Watson
Director, Design Graphics Lab | Associate Professor, Computer Science, NC State Univ.
919-513-0325designgraphics.ncsu.edu | @dgllab

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From: Brett Wolfe <Brett.Wolfe@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Microsoft App Madness Challenge
To: "tate@csc.ncsu.edu" <tate@csc.ncsu.edu>

Hello Ken,


I want to let you know about the student program Microsoft is offering this semester. The program is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn to build mobile apps/games and deploy them to the Windows Store marketplace.  Currently Windows Store is the fastest growing mobile market and first mover advantage is really important for the viability of an app, regardless of app category.  We believe that this opportunity provides students a real world startup experience that will enhance their resume and impress future employers with their ability to execute a project from concept to commercial success.


The details of the program are outlined below. If you find this program compelling we would be grateful if you would get the word to your students. If you are interested in an on-campus or on-line game development workshop for students delivered by a member of the team, do not hesitate to reach out to me.  Thank you!


Brett Wolfe

Director of Technical Evangelism | DPE East Region

  Work: 980-776-7498  |  
 Mobile: 513-403-6049


App Madness


Create and publish a Windows 8 app by April 11th.


Qualify to win a $100 gift card for each app published up to 20 Apps



Build the most apps to win one of four exciting trips.



Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/Windows8AppChallenge

Getting Started Guide - http://aka.ms/getStartedNow 

Windows 8 Game Lab Workbook http://appmadness.azurewebsites.net/




Meet the Team



Tara Walker

Expertise: Windows 8 App and Cross Platform Development



Joe Healy

Expertise: Windows 8 & Windows Phone Development



Brian Hitney

Expertise: Windows Azure and Windows 8 Development