Windows 8 AppFest at Bangalore creates a World Record

With more than 2500 registered developers and 18-hour non-stop coding session, Microsoft’s App Fest at Bangalore has created a Guiness World Record for the maximum number of developers coding for a single event at a common location. Windows App Fest, Microsoft’s 18 hour nonstop marathon coding festival was held at Karnataka Trade Promotion Organization (KTPO) in Bengaluru.The record has been set at 2567 developers coding non-stop for 18 hours.

Developers came from different parts of India and beyond to participate in the event hosted by Microsoft building, designing and testing apps for the Windows platform. Though majority of the participants were students from science and engineering background, the app fest also saw professional developers and teams from app development companies taking part in the event. Some of the best tech teams from Microsoft worked alongside the participants to help them convert their ideas into final applications.

A certificate validating the record was presented to Jon DeVaan, Corporate Vice President for Windows Development at Microsoft and Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.

Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India said,” This Guinness Record at Windows AppFest is a great accomplishment by all the developers who participated. Over the course of the 18 hours of the Windows AppFest we saw some outstanding talent and many innovative apps being developed”.

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