With the tagline of 'Develop with grace', Microsoft Bangladesh organized a first one-of-a-kind seminar only for women developers at Microsoft Bangladesh office, at Gulshan on Sepetember 12.
For the first time ever in Bangladesh an event has been completely dedicated to nurture the passion among the girl developers. The idea of was to ignite and share the knowledge among the female professionals and students in order to patronize Bangladeshi developers. Tanzim Saqib, Tech Evangelist of Microsoft Bangladesh said, "We at Microsoft, are absolutely committed to the developer community and hence an initiative of an event completely organized, mentored and attended by girls was quite essential to encourage girls and increase their number in the software development ecosystem."
Some 25 girls took part in the daylong event and being acquainted with the App Studio, Visual Studio and game development.
Windows Application expert Anika Sayara, Game development expert Mayesha Tasnim and App Studio expert Lamia Hossain Shoilee and Sayra Nusrat spoke at the event. More than 20 successful apps and 25 games were developed and published to the Windows &Windows Phone Store from this event with the support of the mentors.
BRAC University student Falguni Sanyal said "We don't normally have the opportunity to sit with girls and know the details of these tools. I am looking forward to having such opportunities more!" Such enthusiasm and participation from the attendees were the highlights of this day long hands-on event.