A Look At the Microsoft App Factory

Microsoft Grooms A New Generation Of Developers In Africa

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After blogging for a while on new Microsoft technologies just released and or making headlines, I left the need to start tracking and learning more about Microsoft’s initiatives in the market place and community. This tells a lot about where Microsoft is focusing its energies and its resources, and how you can be a part of it. The first case in point is the Microsoft App Factory.

Started over 2 years over, The App Factory which centres in South Africa and Egypt is an initiative by Microsoft to recruit college graduates and incorporate them as paid app developer in Microsoft’s pool of interns. These interns will be mentored, and exposed to world-class app development tools and methodologies and will be given an opportunity to convert brilliant ideas into world-class apps.

In a recent interview Microsoft’s Preservation Europe Lead, Clifford de Wit said ““We have this concept called For Africa and merely what it is, is Microsoft investment into the continent. And when we looked at those big projects that we have we said, one of the things that we think is missing is the ability to produce locally relevant applications in our local market. And so my team and I thought a little bit about this. We said, wouldn’t it be great if we can hire a bunch of interns?”

If you want to learn more about the Microsoft App Factory and how you can become a part of it, click on any of the links below:

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