Windows 8 AppFest, the non-stop coding marathon organized by Microsoft in Bangalore, has made it to the Guinness Book of World record for the ‘most participants in a software development marathon in one location’.
The record has been set at 2567 developers coding non-stop for 18 hours. The event which started at 2pm on Friday ended 8 am Saturday.
Paul O’Neill, Vice President, Guinness World Records, Commercial announced the world record set by the company on Saturday. A certificate validating the record was presented to Jon DeVaan, Corporate Vice President for Windows Development at Microsoft and Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation.
“Congratulations to all of the developers at the Windows AppFest for setting an official Guinness World Record for the Most Participants in a Software Development Marathon in One Location. The spectacle of thousands of developers toiling through the night has demonstrated great commitment to their work,” O’Neill who supervised the coding fest on behalf of Guinness World Records, said.