The Great Canadian Appathon is a competition for post-secondary students across Canada to showcase their skills in developing great games. Students can get together in teams of up to 4 people to develop their game together for 48 hours. The competition takes place at University of Waterloo which has strong ties with Blackberry maker RIM. Financial Post when speaking with students taking part at the event, came up with a general comment that Microsoftâ€™s Windows Phone 7 platform is pretty straight forward and lot easier to use for development than Blackberry, iOS,etc. Students find that developing apps for Blackberry now creates bad reputation. Building on its positive note, Microsoft is sponsoring the event as Official Platform Sponsor. Again, a good work by WP7 Developer Experience team. Hit the source link for more details on what students were building on WP7 platform.
Source: Financial Post