This year has been exciting to be a Developer Evangelist covering the Academic space. It’s been fun for me working with Student developers across the Greater Southeast. Developer Evangelists all over the world have been engaging with students to inspire the next generation of developers to create unique experiences for Windows Phone.
- The Idea: students create great apps
- The Reward: the developers of the top 10 apps all get flown to SXSW in Austin for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: passes to the music festival, a special concert with The Gracious Few and Candlebox, a VIP dinner with the bands, and an interview on national radio about their apps and experience
- The Big Payoff: the top overall paid and free app will each win $15k!
Microsoft Windows Phone focused teams have spent the past week judging all the submitted apps and have chosen the top 20 as semi-finalists (10 paid apps, 10 free apps). Now it’s up to YOU the public voting to determine who will get to join us at SXSW and who will return home $15k richer with the title “Big App on Campus”.
I must say I am personally excited that some of the 20 semi-finalists are from the Universities/Colleges in the Southeast area, but I am very proud of all the student semi-finalists.
HERE IS THE ASK:
Please take 10 minutes to check out the student apps on our dedicated Facebook page. Download any apps that catch your eye and/or “Like” them on Facebook.
We will be using the downloads and “Likes” to determine the finalists and overall winners.
Check the apps out here: http://www.facebook.com/MicrosoftTechStudent
Please be kind and give all of the apps a fair look and consideration!
Feel free to share this great news! Thanks @BenLower for spearheading the voting initiative.