m:lab East Africa will be conducting a training sponsored by Microsoft 4Afrika on universal apps (windows phone and windows 8 ) and Windows Azure development starting October this year. The training will run for six weeks from the 6th October – 14th November 2014 at the m:lab East Africa training facility. The training will be offered on a half-day basis, running from 2pm to 6pm weekdays, to favour individuals with busy daytime schedules.
The training is aimed at providing participants with knowledge on the key features and tools of the Windows platform, covering such areas as Microsoft Azure- the cloud computing solution from Microsoft. With the training, participants will be able to develop Universal applications to be published in the Windows store and hosted on the microsoft Azure. The training also offers an opportunity for participants to get valuable support in terms of coaching and mentorship in the AppCampus application process – AppCampus is a 21 million euro joint investment between Microsoft and Aalto University to foster mobile application development on Windows Phone and Windows platforms. See more on AppCampus HERE.
Applicants need to at least have background knowledge in programming with experience in java/c# being an added advantage. Interested participants must also, in their application, submit an idea of the app(s) that they intend to develop in the course of the training.
Selected participants will be required to pay a commitment fee of Ksh 3,000, half of which will be refundable upon meeting performance requirements
The deadline for submitting applications is 28th September 2014.
Interested participants may apply HERE.
All above information is courtesy of http://www.pivoteast.com/