With Nairobi evangelized, converted and turned over to them, the Microsoft Apps team has set out to take Kampala by storm.
With visits to campuses this whole week the dedicated experts want to help developers in Africa build and sell awesome apps, developed in Africa, by Africans, to Africa and the world-sounds racist? Nope, Africa has lagged behind on this especially developing for Microsoft’s Windows.
The trips make great business sense. The more local content we have like games, news feeds, jokes and several other apps running on Windows, the more we are likely to buy the Windows-based smartphones. That’s the work of Developer Platform Evangelists.
With a climax event this Saturday March 1 at the Outbox Hub, technology start-up entrepreneurs will join the Microsoft Africa Apps team, to learn how they can utilise Microsoft technologies such as Visual Studio, Kinect, Windows Azure, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Bing Search and Open Source technology to build, scale and market their innovations across the globe.
Lead by Dele Akinsade, the Developer Evangelist Lead for West, East and Central Africa, this Friday, the team will take the audience at Outbox through Microsoft Programs, Visual Studio, Open Source, Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Bing and Kinect.
The team has already toured Makerere University, Kampala University and Hivecolab where they held interactive sessions with students and entrepreneurs on the different Microsoft environment tools and technologies highlighting the possibilities around creating applications for Windows Marketplace.