If you’re a student, you’re probably finishing up final exams right about now, and making plans to go home for winter break.  Why not put your downtime to good use and build a Windows 8 app?  As an incentive, we’re offering $100 to students who get their app published between now and January 20, 2013.  Be sure to check out the official terms and conditions.

  1. Get started: Download all the software and resources you need, completely free.  http://aka.ms/w8holidayapp.
  2. Build your app: find videos, sample code, tips, and get free consultations with Microsoft engineers and designers through Generation App:  http://aka.ms/genappsignup.  Definitely sign up for this.
  3. Publish your app: Your app will be available to millions in the Windows Store.  Submit the details of your published app to claim your $100 AmEx gift card: http://bit.ly/XAoYqp.

In the first month of its release, Windows 8 sold 40 million licenses.  That’s a big number.  There are millions of people out there waiting to download your app.  Go make it happen.