My name is Fabian Hurnaus and I am 17 years old. I attend the BBS-Rohrbach in Austria.
About six months ago my teacher in Software Development invited me to visit a Windows Phone Developer Conference for students. Before my visit to this Conference I was not a big fan of Windows Phone (to be honest, the main reason why I joined the event was the free pizza afterwards).
Against all my expectations the event was awesome. I learned so many new things and at the end I won a Nokia Lumia 800. Back at home I started to write my first "Hello World" application for Windows Phone. The following weeks I developed some small Windows Phone applications and XNA games.
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My name is Luan Quoc Tran. I’m a Vietnamese Students at Michigan State University. I have developed Windows Phone apps for a few months. That’s not a long time, but I hope my experiences are helpful and inspire fellow students.
What inspired you to start developing? What age were you when you started?
Since smartphones weren’t really popular in my country (at least when I was in high school), I didn’t get a smartphone until I went to college in the U.S. After only a few days of using my Android phone, I was really impressed by the amazing way that it assisted me with my studies and work.
Tell us about your experience with Windows Phone.
Ever since I got my original Samsung Focus, I’ve been a huge fanboy of Windows Phone and its surrounding ecosystem. Windows Phone is a fast OS that’s easy-to-use and full of useful features. Developing for Windows Phone has pretty much been the same story. Visual Studio is simply incredible, and all the resources online are great. I develop independently like many others, but I never feel really overwhelmed with what I’m doing.