Nokia’s & Microsoft’s Programme For University Students In Budapest, Hungary

  • 18 Apr 2012 9:00 AM
Nokia’s & Microsoft’s Programme For University Students In Budapest, Hungary
Microsoft and Nokia recently organized a developers’ competition for university students at ELTE University in Budapest. The aim of the event named Windows Phone Code Camp and Competition was for the students to develop an application within the course of a day for Nokia devices based on the Windows Phone 7.5 operational system. At the end there was a prize draw giving out Nokia Lumia 800 smart phones to teams finishing the task.

The contest in the Hungarian capital city was the final station of a four-stop series of events; previously young developers put their knowledge to the test in Miskolc, Szeged and Debrecen. At locations in the countryside participants could work on their own ideas, while they had to pick from among pre-specified themes.

Teams with a maximum of two members that completed the task were given a wireless Arc Mouse. Competitors could test their newly completed application on Nokia Lumia 800 devices, while Microsoft professionals assisted the work of the young developers with advices.

At country locations a total of 45, while for the Budapest round more than 100 students registered. “We are delighted to see the great number of young talents that entered the competition countrywide as it is the aim of Nokia to continue to motivate and support the developing engineers of the future with such events,” said Marcus Stoerkel, Nokia’s managing director. As a result of the series of events some 86 mobile applications were completed, of which the best ones will also be published by Nokia and Microsoft on the Windows Phone Marketplace.

“Some really exciting applications were developed at the four-stop Code Camp: from entertainment applications through the almost indispensable applications such as the “on-board computer” for cyclists that gives information for the actual trip and also prepares statistics of the distances covered. “It’s a pleasure that developers working for the Windows Phone platform – many of whom did so for the first time – could test the finished applications on Nokia devices,” said Zsolt Bátorfi, Microsoft platform technology expert.

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