WINsiders4Good Nigeria Fellowship Launched

WINsiders4Good Nigeria Fellowship Launched

WINsiders4Good Nigeria Fellowship has launched in Lagos, Nigeria. Microsoft’s Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar launched the program.


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After the 1st anniversary of Windows 10, the WINsiders4good initiative was introduced. The WINsiders4Good fellowship fellowship program is a series of global create-a-thons with the aim of helping insiders within a community build something for a local impact.

The WINsiders4Good Nigeria Fellowship is part of our global #WINsiders4Good program designed to help Windows Insiders tackle important issues in their local communities. With the #WINsiders4Good Nigeria Fellowship, we want to build a fellowship of up to 20 Nigerian entrepreneurs to develop products and services that would help improve the lives of Nigerian people.

Who qualifies to be a part of the fellowship?

1st you need to be a legal resident of Nigeria and registered in the Windows Insider Program. You must have an idea that can help solve local issues. It also doesn’t matter if you have already pitched or shared it anywhere else before.

We would like to build a fellowship of 20 Nigerian entrepreneurs to become our first ever, inaugural class of #WINsider4Good Fellows. If chosen, you will receive hardware and software, including Windows 10, Office 365 and Azure credits. Along with 6 months of tailored technical and strategic mentorship from local and international leaders to help bring your unique idea to life.


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Kindly note the following important dates for the program;

Round 1 Application Opens: September 21, 2016
Round 1 Application Closes: October 10, 2016
Round 2 Application Opens: October 17, 2016
Round 2 Application Closes: October 24, 2016
Fellows Announced: November 16, 2016

Wondering how and what IDEA will count for as good consideration for the fellowship?

A panel of Microsoft-selected local and global experts will select both Finalists and up to 20 #WINSiders4Good Fellows based on the following criteria.
Social Impact: Your product or service addresses a common issue affecting a clearly identified segment of the Nigerian population and provides a clear benefit to the customers upon purchase and use of the product or service.
Market Viability: The product or service has a clearly defined market and can be priced as such that it can be viable and sustainable as a business given the local context.
Innovation: The product or service provides a unique approach to the issues faced by the local market through a net new innovation; an improvement on existing solutions; or a combination of multiple solutions for more effective and efficient intervention.
Scalability: The business has the potential to serve customers across the geographic region where the entrepreneur is based, or across all of Nigeria.

Register for the fellowship here.


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What happens if you are selected?

If someone is chosen as a #WINsiders4Good Fellow,Microsoft will;

  1. Connect them with the global community of Windows Insiders.
  2. Prioritize and collaborate to unblock their technical issues that are preventing them from achieving their goal.
  3. Mentor them with technical, strategic and business guidance for six months.
  4. Provide hardware and software to bring their ideas to life.

Excited about the Windows Insiders community program coming closer to you in Nigeria? looking forward to getting your idea come to life and make an impact? Share and tell us about it in the comments.

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App dev on Xbox Online event

App dev on Xbox Online event

Are you an app dev? Microsoft engineers are inviting you to a day’s live hands on training.

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The Windows 10 anniversary update was released to consumers recently. Microsoft also released the Software Development Kit (SDK) to developers. The SDK is available to developers to build Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications. That’s applications that span the whole Windows 10 devices range.

The App Dev on Xbox online event is scheduled for August 30th, 4 PM (UTC). The engineers will talk about the new features and capabilities in the SDK. There’ll also be a section to take and answer questions from viewing developers.

Some topics to be discussed during the event include:

  • Getting started with App Dev on Xbox (The Anniversary Update SDK and getting started with app development on Xbox One)
  • XAML Apps and Web Apps on Xbox (Deep dive into developing apps using both XAML and Web technologies)
  • Designing for Xbox (Guidance for designing and creating impressive TV experiences)
  • Dev Center and publishing UWP apps (Submitting your apps via the Dev Center to all UWP devices including the Xbox)
  • Q and A with expert panel.

Join us for our live event on August 30th and learn:
What’s new in the Anniversary Update SDK and how to get started with app development for Xbox One
How to get started developing apps using both XAML and Web technologies
How to design and create impressive TV experiences
How to publish your app to the Store and make it available for over 350 Million Windows devices including Xbox

Get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Software development Kit; download the Anniversary Update SDK.

Join the event on twitter using the hashtag #XboxAppDev and follow the Windows Developers on Twitter (@WindowsDev) for updates.

Save the date, add the event to your calendar. Follow the event live on the 30th here.

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L’App Dev sur Xbox événement en ligne est prévue pour le 30 Août, 16 :00 (UTC). Les ingénieurs parleront les nouvelles fonctions et fonctionnalités dans le SDK. Il y aura aussi une section de prendre et de répondre aux questions d’afficher des développeurs.

Quelques thèmes qui seront abordés lors de l’événement comprennent :

XAML Apps et Web Apps sur Xbox (de plongée profonde dans le développement d’applications utilisant à la fois XAML et technologies Web)

• Conception pour Xbox (Lignes directrices pour la conception et la création d’expériences de télévision impressionnantes)

• Centre de Dev et de l’édition UWP apps (Envoi de vos applications via le Centre de développement à tous les appareils UWP y compris la Xbox)

Q&R avec groupe d’experts.

 Participer à l’événement sur twitter en utilisant l’hashtag #XboxAppDev et suivez les développeurs Windows sur Twitter (@WindowsDev) pour les mises à jour.


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