How do you find the next generation of passionate, community oriented, technology leaders? The Microsoft Community Rising Star began its search among 10 universities in Taiwan where over 800 students were interviewed to qualify for 10 teams to compete for the title.

clip_image001MVPs Demo Fan, How Lin, Aska Su, Terry Chuang, Ouch Liu, Sky Chang, Topcat Yen, Kuo-Wei Lin, Bill Chung, Andy Chen and Lingo Chiang volunteered to share their knowledge of Microsoft technologies as well as their passion for community by mentoring each of the teams.

Student teams were required to effectively demonstrate different aspects of  Windows 8 apps as well as Windows Azure and Internet Explorer 10.

Knowledge and demonstration of their assigned Windows 8 apps was not the only factor in determining the winning team. As part of the competition, students hosted a Windows 8 Facebook page, wrote blog posts, created video tips and engaged with technical communities. In just three weeks, the teams received nearly 4,000 Facebook likes and wrote 50 technology blog posts.

You can follow each of the teams’ efforts on their Facebook Fan pages

Team name

Facebook fan URL

Follow IT

https://www.facebook.com/followit888

Win8app guide

https://www.facebook.com/win8guide

I'm Coding

https://www.facebook.com/WiinNews

W8

https://www.facebook.com/Windows8Wolf8

J.A.W

https://www.facebook.com/touchwin8

Look at Me

https://www.facebook.com/LookatMe530

M.F.S

https://www.facebook.com/MFStarWorld

WAD

http://facebook.com/WAdsQA

T.G.G

http://www.facebook.com/Win8ar

T.G.T

https://www.facebook.com/Win8App