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WOWZAPP 2012: Worldwide Global Hackathon for Windows -- Bucharest, Romania

Everyone on Earth already knows what will happen at the end of this month. Yes, you are right, Windows 8 will be launched. Not only this, Windows Phone 8 will be lunched in this month also. With this occasion Bucharest will be the host of WOWZAPP 2012: Worldwide Global Hackathon for Windows.
Sounds good and it will be a great event. You will have 24h to develop a great Windows Client App for Windows 8.

If you know C# and XAML or JavaScript and HTML5, than you should register NOW.
If you have a great idea of an application for Windows 8, that you should register NOW.
If you have a great idea of an application for Windows Phone that you should register NOW.

In the case you need something in backend; you will receive a six month subscription for Windows Azure.
What a great event! See you there.


  1. Nice :) Will be able to buy Win8 tablets and phones in Romania at launch date?

    1. @Tudor, you have money to spend. :D

    2. Yes I have :) It's not a launch without the product being available..

  2. Nokia phone is launched . I think window 8 features are little bit different from 7. I am waiting to get win8.


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