West Region Team
Between April 16 and June 1, developers can enter by joining App Builder Rewards and completing the "Every Dev Has a Story" quest with 50-200 words about an application published in the Windows or Windows Phone Store, or an Azure application or developer story that includes:
Developers can submit up to five unique stories that will be judged on: technical genius and innovation (50%), promotional tactics (20%), monetization (15%) and human interest (15%).
· All participants receive 250,000 Ad Duplex impressions ($400 value) for submitting a story. (Max of 1 $400 Ad Duplex package per dev)
Grand prize winners (15) receive a Dell Venue 8 Pro ($329 value) and an additional 1 Million Ad Duplex advertising impressions ($1,000 value).
For more information, check out https://build.windowsstore.com/rewards
Congratulations to the winners announced at the Reno Hackathon!
Many of the participants used GameMaker by YoYo Games to create an app. A testimony to GameMaker Studio is that most who were using it were doing so for the first time – and of that group, some had no development background whatsoever! This was highlighted in the news coverage by KRNV Channel 4 as seen here:
Although the participants took the Hackathon seriously, the event was full of energy, prizes, and great networking. There was a variety among the attendees – students, entrepreneurs, moonlighters, and newbies. For a glimpse of what the journey was like, check out the news coverage by KTVN Channel 2:
The Reno Gazette-Journal also noted the activity corresponding with the Hackathon involving tech for NASA.
The Microsoft licensing team in Reno demonstrated their logistical prowess which resulted in everything running smoothly. Special thanks to Bruno Terkaly and tech-celebrity Sarah Austin (with PlexiNLP) for contributing their technical mentorship to all!
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Check out “Sheep in Space” for Windows Phone!