17 year old wins Facebook internship after coding Windows Phone app


While Windows Phone is famous for customer satisfaction, it should also be famous for its ease of development, and the platform just won a 17 year old an internship at Facebook.

Nive Jayaseker is a 17-year old US high school graduate who won a $10,500 prize at a San Francisco hackathon event by creating a mobile app for Home Depot in only a weekend earlier this month.

She created a Windows Phone project organiser for Home Depot  which made it easy for both novices and experiences gardeners to find materials for landscaping projects.

She met Emily White, Facebook’s director of mobile partnerships  at the presentation for the event who was so impressed with her work she was offered a summer internship at Facebook.

White is quoted as saying: “Nive is amazing and I’m going to be working for her someday.”

While I am sure Jayaseker is an amazing developer, I cant help but think the style and ease of development of Windows Phone had something to do her success.

Via The Score.ie

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