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Tunisia: local developers participate in Microsoft Windows 8 Hackathon

As part of the launch of Windows 8, Tunisia has joined more than 60 countries around the world to participate in the Windows World Hackathon.

More than 300 Tunisian students and developers and fifty more from ESSAT Gabes (College of Applied Sciences and Technology) gathered in the El Ghazala Technological Pole from Friday, November 9 until Sunday, November 11, 2012 to develop applications around Windows 8 to be available for download on the Windows Store.

Organized in partnership with RedBull and El Ghazala technological pole, the event was an opportunity to take part in a global event.

Mohamed Bridaa, CEO of Microsoft Tunisia, said at the launch of the Hackathon: “We are proud to bring our young Tunisian developers to give them the opportunity to work on our latest technologies and benefit from international visibility through Windows store. We have a lot of hope in their potential and wish through this event to stimulate entrepreneurship. Some could then be integrated into our sponsorship program startups. ”

Thus, in order to create their applications, students will have the necessary tools, such as Visual Studio 2012 for Windows 8 and free access to Windows Azure, both available through DreamSpark.

In addition, experts and trainers will be available to mentor them and help them submit their applications online at the Windows Store.

IT companies partners to Microsoft are also present to meet the participants and create employment opportunities for them.

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