Microsoft Announces WOWZAPP 2012, Worldwide Hackathon for Windows

This worldwide developer event will take place 9 – 11 November 2012 in more than 30 locations across the globe, including nine cities in Asia Pacific. For a full list of sites, with more being added each day, visit 

Registration has launched for Microsoft Corp.’s WOWZAPP 2012, a worldwide Hackathon for Windows. Students, developers and entrepreneurs, and other types of developers across countries including India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Chile and Greece will work in teams to develop apps that will be published and available for download in the Windows Store.

In Asia Pacific, WOWZAPP 2012 will be held in nine satellite areas covering:

  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mekati City, Metro Manila, the Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sydney, Australia

As two of the eight major countries in the world to host WOWZAPP 2012, events in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, are each expecting over 500 developers to converge at these locations.  

At the events, students will be provided with the resources they need to build their apps, such as Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8, and a free Windows Store registration code, both available through DreamSpark. In addition, students will be able to test their apps, and developer experts and trainers will be available to
answer questions and help participants submit their apps to the Windows Store.

You can follow our WOWZAPP 2012 event online on Twitter at @WOWZAPP.

For more information and to register for WOWZAPP 2012, visit

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