NYC’s Own Chevon Christie Named ‘Microsoft Tech Student of the Month’

ChevonChristieThe folks over at the Microsoft Tech Student (MTS) blog have just named NYC’s own Chevon Christie as their “January 2012 Tech Student of the Month”.  Congratulations to Chevon! This a recognition well deserved!

Chevon, a student at Hunter College in NYC, has an impressive story which is told in detail on the MTS blog.  After attending one of our Firestarter events near the launch of Windows Phone, Chevon was inspired to go out and learn more about the platform.  He went on to develop and publish several apps to the Windows Phone Marketplace, including the most excellent NYC Travel app.

An amazing factoid from the post:

“he has been able to bring in enough revenue from his apps to support himself throughout the past year!”

Wow! That’s awesome to hear. With posts like Scott Hanselman’s “From Concept to Code in 6 Hours: Shipping My First Windows Phone App”, you can see how easy it is to be inspired and do something like Chevon did.

Go read about Chevon’s story over here:

January 2012 Tech Student of the Month – Chevon Christie

If you don’t have time to read his story, you can catch up with Chevon online:

My teammate, Tara Walker, recently interviewed Chevon at a Windows Phone Hackathon event up in the Boston area.  You can watch the YouTube video below:

Congrats again to Chevon! Inspired by Chevon’s story? Sign up to become a Microsoft Student Partner and be a leader on your campus!