Microsoft Bahrain holds app workshop
Manama, November 10, 2013
More than 80 developers attended a two-day App Academy conducted recently by Microsoft Bahrain at the AMA International University.
The session focused on giving developers the skills needed to stay ahead of the game with the latest cutting edge technologies and grooming them for better career opportunities.
“We are delighted by the enthusiasm and the number of participants who attended the intensive hands-on workshop using Microsoft Windows 8.1 platform and development tools,” said Tareq Hijazi, regional country manager for Microsoft Bahrain and Oman.
“We at Microsoft realize that innovation is needed to help economies rebuild, and offer developers – professionals and students - a variety of programs to help them learn new application development skills and differentiate themselves in a competitive job market.
“The App Academy is just one way that Microsoft is offering developers free tools and resources to build apps,” he added.
Held under the theme “Building your first App on Windows 8.1”, workshop introduced participants to Windows 8.1 and taught them how to develop applications for mobile phones, tablets and desktops.
Additionally, design concepts and development using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013were demonstrated with examples in the class. The program highlighted all steps from design to implementation, showing Windows 8.1 tools and features as well as how developers can monetize their applications.
Professor Nabil El Kadhi, Provost, AMA International University, said: “Technology is an industry moving in a fast pace toward the future, changing trends - moving from phone to smart phone, from PC to tablet - and creating new ones; in today’s trend ‘mobility and portability’ Microsoft has always been one of the major trend-setters globally.”
All participants of the App Academy workshop received an official certificate of attendance from Microsoft. – TradeArabia News Service