Trivandrum: Microsoft today announced the launch of ‘TechDays’, a four month long technology extravaganza across 50 cities in India. Modelled on a road-show format that will travel to each of these cities, Tech Days pose a great opportunity for Developers, IT Pros and technology students across the country to attend an in-person event close to the city where they reside. Thiruvananthapuram will host the Microsoft Tech Days on November 07, 2012, followed by Kochi on December 01, Kozhikode on December 15 and Kottayam on February 26, 2013.
With Microsoft technology experts in attendance to guide the participants, TechDays will help professionals and students alike to familiarize themselves with the latest cutting edge Microsoft technologies and also equip them with valuable insights and best practices. With coding sessions planned across each of the locations, TechDays will also provide the attendees hands-on opportunities to create and convert their dream ideas into apps on the Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows Azure platforms.
TechDays kick-off today at The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore and will cover more than 3 cities every week. The 50 TechDays will culminate with 3 grand TechEds, planned in Bangalore, Delhi and Pune.
Commenting on the roll out of TechDays, Joseph Landes, General Manager, DPE, Microsoft India said, “We are very excited to reach out to the very talented community of Developers, IT Pros and technology students across India. TechDays will touch over 70 percent of this population across the length and breadth of the country over the next 4 months. With expert guidance available on site, developers will be able to fast track their ideas to app journey on the Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows Azure platforms. IT Pros will benefit immensely from hands on learning and deep product exploration while interacting with industry peers and technology experts.”
TechDays will bring the Indian developers a step closer to the vast opportunity posed by Windows 8 – to shape the apps ecosystem around one core operating system across multiple devices and hardware forms, providing developers the prospect to maximize their revenues.
With hands-on labs and certification examinations planned at these events, professionals and students attending these sessions will be able to acquire an edge in their competency and be certified for it at the same time.
Kerala IT News