First published on MSDN on Apr 22, 2016
Congratulations to the latest winners of the Hello Cloud competition:

  • February winner : Prabhath Mannapperuma of Sri Lanka

  • March winner : Attila Geiszt of Romania

Attila and Prabhath each won $1,000 just by learning to build and deploy apps with Microsoft Azure !

Want to be a Hello Cloud winner? Register for the Hello Cloud contest , and start completing Hello Cloud activities. You’ll learn how to deploy a web app, how to create and publish a website, and how to build your résumé. Every activity you finish is just another chance to win! Better yet, you only need to complete each activity once. Your name stays in our drawing pool month after month, and we’ll continue drawing winners through June.

The Hello Cloud sweepstakes is so much more than the prize money—it's a free opportunity to learn about cloud computing and its effect on the tech industry. And if you’re hoping to land a job in the tech field, hands-on experience with cloud computing will look great to your future boss.

Interested in taking your cloud computing learning to the next level? Check out our Hello Cloud Azure Machine Learning activities . Through these two activities, you pair machine learning with a basic online game. Then you can submit to win the Azure Machine Learning Award!

Simply build upon all that you’ve learned through the Hello Cloud activities, and either modify your app or create something totally new with the churn analytics AML API. The Azure Machine Learning team will choose the two students with the most creative or innovative web or mobile game.

What’s the prize? An all-expenses paid trip to attend the Imagine World Cup Finals near Seattle in July! You have until April 27 to submit your web app or mobile game, so act fast!