Passion for developing for the Windows Phone platform runs deep for Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) Matteo Pagani, Joost van Schaik and Rodolpho Marques do Carmo. What else could explain the initiative behind creating a multi-nation developer event?

Inspired by the Windows Megathon event last April, Pagani, van Schaik and do Carmo (from Italy, the Netherlands and Brazil, respectively) met via Skype to brainstorm on how to ignite global interest in the mobile platform that unites them. 

From that meeting emerged Windows Phone Week, the first community-driven global series of events conceived and delivered by the Windows Phone MVP community. The events, which span 17 cities across 14 markets, aim to bring developers together to explore options for Windows Phone app and game development.

“I am always so impressed and humbled by the camaraderie and great work that gets done in the local development community,” writes Larry Lieberman, senior product marketing manager for Windows Phone.

Van Shaik says that Windows Phone Week has expanded beyond all hopes the trio ever dared to have. As of last week, the Italy event was nearly sold out, and it appears it will continue to grow, as developer communities from all corners of the globe were trying to get events going in their locales.

Learn more about Windows Phone Week in this post on the Windows Phone Developer blog. And check out the Windows Phone Week website to find an event near you.

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Deborah Pisano
Microsoft News Center Staff