Early tomorrow I get to the airport to fly to Washington DC for NECC. Saturday is the CS&IT Symposium run by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) with sponsorship from Microsoft Research, Intel and some company that sells ads on Internet search results. Googol or something like that. :-) I’ll be talking about certifications with Anita Verno from Bergen County Community College. I’m hoping to see a lot of great high school computer science teachers there. Plus sit in on a couple of other sessions. It’s a day well spent.
Once NECC starts for real I’ll be all over I expect. I have committed to doing booth duty at the Microsoft booth and will probably be there around lunch time most days. I’ll post my schedule once I have it for sure. I’ll be on Twitter (@AlfredTwo) but your best bet to get a hold of me is to send me email (alfredth (at) microsoft.com) or send me a direct message on Twitter. Direct messages on Twitter get sent to my phone as text messages and I plan to check for them regularly. Or drop by the Microsoft booth and ask someone when I’ll be there or leave me a message there.
I also plan to spend some time at the Blogger Café (map see page 2).
I will be toting my laptop around (with an Xbox 360 controller) so if you’d like a demo of Kodu, XNA Game Studio, Visual Studio or just plain old the brand new and exciting release candidate of Windows 7 I’ll be happy to oblige. Or if you want to talk about Microsoft’s education programs for computer science teachers or students (MSDN Academic Alliance) or Dreamspark I can do that. Or if you just want to give someone from Microsoft a piece of your mind my ears and mind are open.
Are they going to release Kodu for use on computers, so we can do what you do, or are they just releasing for the xbox 360?
We are working on a release plan for PCs for Kodu. If you're an academic and want in on the beta send me email and I'll send you information on taking part. alfredth (at) microsoft.com
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