Students and faculty members of Sakthi Mariamman Engineering College in Thandalam near Sriperumbudur were among other technical institutions from Chennai who took part in Microsoft Windows8 Appfest at Bengaluru recently.

The students took part in a coding programme for 18 consecutive hours as part of their App marathon in an attempt to create Guinness Record. The event was held at Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation on September 21 and 22. Guinness Vice-President Paul O’Neil inaugurated the event, while Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik rang a bell to start the marathon programme.

As many as 2,567 developers had completed developing the applications before the scheduled time. SMEC students developed many applications, of which some of them have been placed in Microsoft Market place. They could be downloaded worldwide when windows8 is officially released and others are being reviewed by Microsoft, a note from the college said.

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