Create a Windows 8 App and Win an Invitation to the Windows 8.1 Launch Event

Microsoft is holding a new contest specifically aimed at developers

Microsoft is again trying to get closer to developers, this time with the help of a special contest that requires them to create Windows 8 Metro apps.

Basically, developers who design such an application get a chance to win a trip to Microsoft’s BUILD conference next month that will witness the public launch of Windows 8.1

Runners-up will get a free Surface Pro or a one-year subscription for Microsoft Office 2013.

Those who don’t have the time to create Windows 8 app can also win prizes. “You don't have to port an app to win. Vote for apps, leave feedback, ask and answer questions on Stack Overflow, and you'll be eligible for prizes including a Surface Pro, an Office 365 subscription, or an Apptivate t-shirt,” Microsoft said.

Full contest details are available here.

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