Microsoft trains developers

Around 30 selected application developers from seven major oil and gas companies graduated from the first Microsoft developers training program held in coordination with the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) at their training Center in Ahmadi.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  June 8, 2004

Around 30 selected application developers from seven major oil and gas sector companies graduated from the first of its kind Microsoft developers training program in Kuwait. These training courses were held in coordination with the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) at their training center in Ahmadi. Qualified Microsoft .NET application developers were selected from Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC), Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Equate Petrochemical Company and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC) to attend two separate intensive training programs of five days. The initiative was geared at moving developers to advanced levels of knowledge with the benefit of hands-on training on Microsoft’s .NET platform. The application developers were selected based on their existing experience and skills in .NET applications. Earlier this year, Microsoft had opened the Microsoft Middle East & Africa Developers Support Centre (MEA DSC), which comprised of professional developers to assist independent software vendors (ISV) in the region for building Windows-based applications. According to the vendor, this is the first time it has provided vertical training to any business sector in Kuwait. “We believe how one uses technology is every bit as important as whether one uses it at all. Such training courses in conjunction with the DSC will help speed up the software development cycle and in turn ensure rapid development of the IT industry in Kuwait. This way we ensure helping not only individuals but also companies realise their business objectives,” says Nabeel Al-Obydie, Oil & Gas Sector manager for Microsoft North Gulf.

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