Preparing for youth festival: Training on developing cell phone games held

Microsoft trains professionals at UAF for competition.


Shamsul Islam September 13, 2012

FAISALABAD:


A session to train young professionals in developing games for Android-enabled mobile phones was held at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Wednesday.


The session was held in connection with the Punjab Youth Festival 2012.

The session aimed at introducing developers to new technologies to use in the Game Development Competition at the festival.

Tasleem Mustafa, chairman of the Computer Science Department, said the training session had enhanced the participants’ skill and vision.

He said the free-of-cost session was arranged by Microsoft as a part of its collaboration with the Punjab Board of Information Technology (PBIT).

He said the android-operated mobile phones were part of what defined the current era. Shahid Aziz, the Microsoft technical support resource person, said the government was adding value by giving people access to training that can enhance their game developing skill.

He told the participants that a boy from Karachi had earned Rs60 million from the sales of a video game priced at $1 and registered at the Microsoft website.

He said similar training sessions had been organised at the Arid Agriculture. University Rawalpindi, the Fatima Jinnah Womens University Rawalpindi, the Punjab University College of Information Technology and the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2012.

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