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Microsoft’s Wowzapp Hackathon Attracts 17,000 Student Developers Who Want To Build Windows Apps

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http://techcrunch.com – Three weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would hold a free global hackathon in over 100 cities around the globe. Today is the first day of this “Wowzapp 2012” event, and Microsoft just announced that it has managed to attract over 17,000 developers – many of them students – who are currently working on their Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Azure apps with the help of mentors from Microsoft. The event is scheduled to run until November 11. Wowzapp is mostly geared toward students, but it’s open to all developers who are interested in building for the com (IT news)