The programmers at WOWZapp Vancouver sacrificed sleep for coding time and created some amazing apps. I had to share a couple of the many stories that inspired me, maybe they’ll inspire you as well.
I’m beginning to suspect that the WOW in WOWZapp is there for the reaction you have when you see the apps created in a single weekend. I spent this past weekend at WOWZapp Vancouver and was taken aback by the achievements of the weekend. I had to share a couple of stories that reminded me of what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it.
The creators of BubbleBreak, Inkspell, LetterGo, Triviapp, Medicinal herbs, Smart student, the texting app (you know who you are!), Keno, the chemical lookup, the voting app, and to all the other developers I haven’t mentioned who sacrificed two days from their long weekend to dive into the world of Windows8! It was an absolute pleasure to see your ideas come to life and please tell me when they are published to the store so I can download them for myself!
Thank you to each and every one of you who participated: to the members of the BCIT team who allowed us to use their facilities, to Joe, Vlad, Ramez, Thomas, & Xinyang who helped with judging and helped the programmers through their hurdles and stumbling blocks, to Vanessa for taking care of so many little things, and to the event team who was there 24 hours a day to make sure everything ran smoothly, to IndoChino for their sponsorship of the prize for Best design, without all of you this could not have happened.
One final thought, if you are wondering what the Zapp in WOWZapp stands for, I think that describes the way you feel when it’s all over: zapped, a combination of exhaustion and satisfaction for a job well done.
Don’t forget to submit those cool apps to the store!