Microsoft App-a-thon at IUB
Microsoft Bangladesh, in partnership with Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) at IUB has successfully hosted a Campus App-a-thon at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on October 26, 2013. A total of 45 participants were present and attempted 87 applications of which 73 were submitted. Microsoft software evangelist Tanzim Saqib from Microsoft, Bangladesh and MSP from other Universities and interns from Microsoft were present to provide technical support for the event. Describing the theme of the event, Tanzim Saqib said: "For this Windows Phone App-a-thon we have come up with a beautiful theme: 1971. We love the concept of retaining country’s history digitally through every channel available at our disposal". Dr. Ali Shihab Sabbir, dean of School of Engineering & Computer Science (SECS), along with other faculty and staff from Deptartment of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) and CITS were present at the daylong event as well. First prize for the event is the latest Nokia Lumia 820 and second prize being Nokia Lumia 620, both running the latest Windows Phone 8 OS. There will be an elaborate prize giving ceremony on the 15th of December. This event consolidated the Microsoft and IUB's academic partnership that started through DreamSpark to provide IUB students with the latest Microsoft development tools for free.