Today I recieved an Email from Phil Cross congratulating me on being “selected as a Top Apps winner” in the Microsoft UK Students Student Incentive Program.
Here is an overview of what the incentive scheme consisted of:
We know you love the way Windows Phone puts People First. Do you want to win one? Course you do!
We have put together a competition for those people who like writing apps for mobile devices. With our latest programme, only available to students aged 16 or over in the UK, we want to encourage you to write an app and submit it into the Marketplace.
For EVERY app you write, during the periods of the competition, (see the detailed terms and conditions here) you’ll have a chance to win one of 100 Nokia Lumia Windows Phones. We also want to reward those who write top quality apps so we are complimenting the random prize draw with a judged competition, the top prize being a trip to our offices to spend a day honing your skills and your apps with our deep technical experts.
I didn’t win the in random monthly draw, but I did win for writing a “top quality app” — this means I get to go to the Microsoft Technology Centre in Reading for a day to spend time with the experts improving my applications in the store! Definitely something for the CV and a chance to improve my products and brand image! Microsoft are even paying my travel expenses!
I’d like to thank Phil Cross and everyone at Microsoft for giving me another great oppertunity, especially so soon after the last one.