Microsoft Turns Tech-Savvy People Into App Developers

Microsoft Corporation is going to hold App Studio training sessions at their Bangladesh office in Gulshan and University campuses this year for young people who do not have programming knowledge. This is a splendid opportunity to keep up with the global technology advancement, and to be able to do it with Microsoft, is the icing on the cake!

On January 7th, 2015 a session will be held and more will follow soon as the journey continues, and help enlighten more aspiring developers, said Mr. Tanzim Saqib, Tech Evangelist of Microsoft Bangladesh.


On the chilly afternoons of December 26th, 27th and January 2nd, App Studio workshop week hosted by Microsoft, may have had created history. They brought together a pool of technology aficionados, channeled their creative talent to build brand new apps without coding, and put in the stepping stone for a whole team of new developers. That is right – Microsoft invited young individuals without any programming background at all to attend workshops on creating Windows and Windows Phone Universal apps by using Windows App Studio, at their premises. These sessions were attended by 120 participants, 30 in each half-day class, walked out of the class having an app published.

Windows App Studio is a cloud-based application from Microsoft, turning serious publications into brilliant digital editions. Using this simple tool in the already-known web browser environment, App Studio allows you to create apps with responsive and interactive content that your readers love to use. As for young entrepreneurs, they can achieve business objectives with intuitive, customizable features designed to promote their brand, expand audiences and increase revenue by using App Studio.

The participation in these training sessions was absolutely free of cost; the pre-requisite knowledge was basic computer literacy, and the curriculum had already been prepared with utmost care especially catered to Bangladesh citizens. All the attendees were required to bring their laptops and internet modems. With the extensive mentorship provided from Microsoft, the attendees were able to tap onto their potential and bring out their inner inventor. By the end of the event, each of them officially became an app developer, as well as the proud owners of a free developer account and apps published on both Windows and Windows Phone Stores.


The primary objectives of Microsoft arranging these workshops in Bangladesh were based on empowerment of citizens as well as creating a more technology-oriented atmosphere, so as to trail blaze the vision of Digital Bangladesh. Moreover, these workshops are a fundamental resource to enable young individuals to become a professional freelancer by selling their apps from the Stores, and generating income as well as profiteering from it. Microsoft Bangladesh created this tailor-cut chance for them to contribute to the community by creating informative/promotional/social apps, as well as mobile versions of websites.

Through these training sessions, Microsoft aims to provide the leverage that young individuals will achieve in terms of visual appeal & presentation skills on mobile platform, which are rudimentary.
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