Microsoft Windows 8 AppFest: Scenes From a Coding Marathon

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-09-27
 
 
 

World Record

Guinness World Records congratulates developers for setting an official record for the Most Participants in a Software Development Marathon at the Windows AppFest. Pictured from left to right are: Jon DeVaan, corporate vice president, Windows development at Microsoft; Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman of Microsoft India; and Paul O’Neill, vice president of Guinness World Records, Commercial.

World Record

Checking In

Thousands of developers register for the Windows 8 AppFest in Bangalore, which took place Sept. 21 through 22.

Checking In

Welcome, Ladies

Women were well-represented among the coders. This group of young ladies is ready to get their code on.

Welcome, Ladies

Sample Apps

Jon DeVaan, corporate vice president, Windows development at Microsoft, shows a sample of apps built by India’s talented developers at the Windows AppFest press conference.

Sample Apps

The Countdown Begins

Jon DeVaan, corporate vice president, Windows development at Microsoft, hits the gong to signal the start of Windows AppFest as thousands of developers are ready to start the 18-hour, nonstop coding marathon in Bangalore.

The Countdown Begins

And They’re Off

More than 2,500 developers begin coding as part of the 18-hour marathon.

And They’re Off

Collaboration

The teams of up to four members build, design and test Windows 8 apps at AppFest.

Collaboration

Hard at Work

Despite the long hours coding, the developer teams remained intent on delivering apps for Windows 8.

Hard at Work

Swarathma

Rock band Swarathma entertains developers deep into the night at the Windows 8 AppFest.

Swarathma

Yoga

As dawn rises, developers are re-energized with a session of yoga at Windows 8 AppFest.

Yoga

Cat Nap

An exhausted developer catches a little sleep during the 18-hour, nonstop Windows 8 AppFest.

Cat Nap

Microsoft Brass On-Site

Jon DeVaan, corporate vice president, Windows development, talks to developers deep into the night at the Windows AppFest.

Microsoft Brass On-Site

Rocket Fuel