Dreamspark

Win7PhoneAre your students going to be sitting around this summer bored out of their minds? Why not promote the following opportunity and get them to use their free time and apply their newly learnt skills to the following opportunity?

The Windows Phone team has set aside 50 phones running the latest Mango bits for students who are eager to take on a fun summer project.

To get your hands on one of these phones, here’s what you do:

1.) Register for the DreamSpark program, if you haven’t already. The DreamSpark program puts Microsoft software in your hands – for free!. Register now!

2.) Download and install Expression Studio Ultimate and the new Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2 (available free as a member of DreamSpark)

3.) Get the free Sketchflow Template for Windows Phone and create a SketchFlow mock-up of your app idea.

4.) Post the SketchFlow mock-up somewhere online and tweet out the link using the hash tag #WPAppItUp.

The Windows Phone team will review the submissions and will contact the developers with the best ones and send them their very own Mango developer phone!

If you’re new to SketchFlow, there are some great training videos on the Expression Community site.