Microsoft holds app workshop in Kuwait
Kuwait, March 21, 2013
Microsoft Kuwait held its first free App Academy training workshop at the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) in a bid to empower the growing generation of app developers.
This workshop was targeting developers working in different public sector entities, private sector companies and student developers.
The three day workshop enabled app developers to enhance their programming skills and improve the performance, quality and look and feel of applications on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems oriented for both business apps and consumer based apps.
Ehab Mostafa, country manager, Microsoft Kuwait, said: “App Academy is an integral part of Microsoft’s ambitions to harness the talented skills of app developers in Kuwait. We look forward to hosting the inaugural training workshop and supporting developers’ creativity and innovation in this sector. We aim to create a platform where local developers can continue to innovate and create applications that utilize their full potential.”
Wassim Hamad, Public Sector director, Microsoft Kuwait, said: “Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 applications equip programmers with tools they need to create end-to-end applications and enable it to reach large audiences that would serve Government entities, Education institutions and private business needs including fulfilling consumer demands for diversity of apps.”
Over the course of three days, more than 30 developers had deep technical dive on how to create their own applications by trainer Eduardo Ortega, Technical Evangelist Microsoft Gulf. Ortega took them through the design principles for Windows 8, working with styles and templates, data binding, design techniques, best practices and other controls and tools.
By the end of the workshop, all participants were given Windows 8 and Windows phone 8 App Designer and developer certificates.
Dr Salah Al Sharhan, vice president for Planning and Development Gulf University for Science and Technology said: “Hosting the Microsoft app academy is part of our institutions commitment to the State of Kuwait to always host and encourage the learning and development of the new technologies.”
“Being enablers to facilitate the wide reach of such innovative technologies education for our students and extending to business sectors ensures our active and continued support to grow the technology enablement to support the country’s national development plan.” – TradeArabia News Service