Microsoft believes that there are many people in Africa with a great idea for an app but who simply don’t have the development time or resource to get it built. With an intention to help bridge that gap, two AppFactories have been set up in South Africa and Egypt. At full capacity, these will be staffed by 30 paid interns. The internships are designed as a 9-12 month engagements, however they’re also designed to create a roadmap to employment.
Microsoft AppFactory Egypt
Do you have the Idea? Are you passionate about App Development?
AppFactory interns are being provided with deep training on how to develop best-in-class applications for Windows 8 and Windows Phone using Windows Azure, the latest in Cloud Computing. At the end of their internship, Microsoft plans to help them secure jobs in our partner community or to create their own business if they choose.
Microsoft Egypt Appfactory is a collaboration between Microsoft and Ta3mal (MasrTa3mal) – Egypts first employability portal.
Microsoft AppFactory South Africa
Microsoft South Africa has set up an exciting initiative called the AppFactory, in partnership with the Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand, which will transform brilliant ideas from consumers into locally relevant, world-class Windows 8 applications. The AppFactory is an internship programme that recruits young developers and helps them gain vital work experience while building fun and clever apps that will be published in the Windows 8 store.
AppFactory is a partnership between Microsoft and the Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE). It takes the form of a paid internship that runs for nine to 12 months and is hosted at the TechinBraam space in Braamfontein.
• Locally relevant apps will give all SA/Egypt users a rich and meaningful Windows RT experience
• Young up-and-coming developers will gain real-world experience to prepare them for the workplace,making it easier for them to find jobs and giving them more to offer their prospective employers
• Windows 8 users who have exceptional ideas for apps but not the ability or tools to create them cansee their concepts come to life
How to Apply
Do you have an outstanding idea for an app?
This is your chance to make it happen! Submit your original concept via our Ideas portal on theFacebook page –
Are you an enthusiastic young developer looking for valuable work experience?
From time to time AppFactory would be looking for new interns, so if you’ve got a matric and experience in .Net, C# and XAML or HTML5 and Java Script, keep an eye on the Facebook page for the latest details.