June, 2012

Nigel Parker's Outside Line

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    The Awesome Datacom MetroComp

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    Datacom #MetroComp bring it on#metrocomp day 2 @ Datacom #win8#metrocomp day 2 @ Datacom #win8image

    Kerry Topp (General Manager | Microsoft Enterprise & Mid-Market Solutions | Datacom Limited) wrote:

    Congratulations to the 45 plus people involved in the Datacom MetroComp.

    The Datacom MetroComp, kicked off at 4pm, Friday 8th June 2012 and ran through to the same time on Sunday, 10th June. The comp required teams to design, build, deploy and present on a specific Windows 8 Metro Style application that they developed from scratch over the weekend.

    The competition was judged by Greg Davidson (CEO), Vernon Kay (Director S&I AKL) & with Nigel Parker, Development Advisor at Microsoft, as the special guest adjudicator.

    Team Pixel, who produced a cool photographic application, came third.

    First place, was too hard for the judges to call - with both CaptureLive and MetroFlight taking line honours for first prize. Both teams displayed strong use of Metro and Metro design principles and functions.

    Congratulations to all those who took part in this fantastic event and well done to the eventual winners. A great energizing event that created significant buzz around Datacom and for the upcoming public release of Windows 8.

    On a personal note, I would like to sincerely thank the Microsoft Enterprise Team’s Development Centre of Excellence - Husain Al-Badry, Warrick Flower, Ian Randall – with the excellent assistance of Thivy Ruthra, Bryan Nimo, Peter Koenders, Ilona Joe and Tanya Chappell - in creating and pulling off the weekend and this competition. You guys were awesome and together helped contribute to a very special event - thank you!

    I am very impressed with the quality of work that the teams produced over the weekend. I spent a lot of time with the teams and I have made a video of the app presentations that I hope you will enjoy:

    You can all see pictures of the weekend here => http://sdrv.ms/Ld7M32 and also a few that I took

    I can’t wait to see the apps in the store!

    Please also read the other posts I have on Kiwi Metro Style apps for some tips on how to get started building your own apps for the upcoming store release.

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