Microsoft Announces WOWZAPP 2012, Worldwide Hackathon for Windows

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 17, 2012 — Registration has launched for Microsoft Corp.’s WOWZAPP 2012, Worldwide Hackathon for Windows, which will take place Nov. 9–11 in more than 30 locations worldwide. Students and other types of developers across countries such as India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Chile and Greece will work in teams to develop apps that will be published and available for download in the Windows Store.

At the events, students will be provided with the resources they need to build their apps, such as Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 and a free Windows Store registration code, both available through DreamSpark. In addition, students will be able to test their apps, and developer experts and trainers will be available to answer questions and help participants submit their apps to the Windows Store.

What: Registration has launched for WOWZAPP 2012, Worldwide Hackathon for Windows.

Where: In more than 30 locations around the world. For a full list of sites, with more being added each day, visit

When: Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at 5 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at 5 p.m. local time.

Who: Students, developers and entrepreneurs around the world who are interested in developing Windows Store apps using Windows 8.

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