Jakub Poznanski,  Jake to most people, is studying  computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. He was born in Białystok, Poland, but has lived most of his life in the United States. Jake was an intern at Microsoft last summer, working on Windows Phone 7.Lately Jake has been creating games for the Windows Phone 7 devices. Along the way he has racked up an impressive set of milestones. From Jake:

This is a pretty impressive set of accomplishments for someone still in university – although admittedly Carnegie Mellon University is known for turning out some pretty accomplished students and interning at Microsoft couldn’t hurt. Smile  (BTW check out this video interview with a younger student Teenager Makes Money Writing Windows Phone 7 Apps with AdCenter who learned how to create Windows Phone apps on his own. Resources are listed at that link as well.)

Windows Phone 7 Development tools are free for students through the DreamSpark program as are submissions  to the app store. It’s a pretty good way for students to not only learn and have fun but built an impressive portfolio that they can show potential employers.

Jake’s current list of games available in the Windows Phone App  Store is below and you can read more about them on his web site at http://jakepoz.com/index.html under software. He also has some tutorials there as well.

  • FreeCell:         wp7_320x50_blue
  • Hearts:                          wp7_320x50_blue
  • Solitaire        wp7_320x50_blue
  • Word Search: wp7_320x50_blue
  • Ice Ball:           wp7_320x50_blue
  • Word Chief:         wp7_320x50_blue