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  • Blog Post: Social Computing/Networking and Reaching Out To Students

    If you are viewing this post using a web browser and slide down the screen a little you will find a number of things. Among the “ego badges” about Twitter followers and blog follower notices and above the links to other blogs you will find a new gadget. This gadget (I’m told that is what it is called...
  • Blog Post: Software Modeling

    So have you unpacked your Christmas gifts, eaten your fill of the holiday feast or perhaps you don’t celebrate Christmas and the whole Internet seems quiet and boring? Maybe you are looking to learn something new? Perhaps explore the idea of software modeling? Or maybe you have heard about Oslo – some...
  • Blog Post: Online Tech Communities for Students

    There are lots of places online for students who are interested in technology to congregate and get information. Microsoft has been running the Channel 8 site for a while now for example. It has lots of videos, some by Microsoft people and some from students, and there is a forum with some good discussion...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links – 15 July 2008

    I am struggling to catch up from my vacation. One of the trailing points in my activity is blogging – both reading and writing. I’ve got over 500 blog posts (mostly in the education category – aren’t you all on vacation?) to read. But I’ve come up with a few things already that are worth giving some...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup – Student Environment & Technology Competition

    The 2008 Imagine Cup finals is currently being held in Paris France. This international competition involves tens of thousands of university students around the world. This year’s theme is "Imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment." The creative projects that teams have come...
  • Blog Post: Pitching Your Idea - An Interview About Presentations

    Perry Lowe, a marketing professor at Bentley College and Philip DesAutels , were at the recent US Imagine Cup finals giving some presentations to the competitors. They were talking to the teams about making presentations about new ideas to venture capital companies specifically but with points that are...
  • Blog Post: Getting A Job - The Blizzard Edition

    This week Clint posted his interview with John Cash from Blizzard Entertainment over at Channel 8. The "money line" in the interview is something like "you know that math you think you'll never need? Well you're going to need it." John keeps his college physics and calculus textbooks at his desk and...
  • Blog Post: So You Want A Job in the Software Industry

    Clint Rutkas has been doing a lot of interviewing lately. At a number of events he has been interviewing software professionals about what it takes and what people need to know to prepare for a career in the software industry. His most recent interview is with Miguel de Icaza . He is the Vice President...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark - Microsoft Gives Software to Students for Academic Use

    OK so it is already all over the blogosphere that Bill Gates announced a new program called DreamSpark to give software to students. (The official press release is here BTW) So I'm kind of late to the party already. Channel 8 is going to be a key source for developing news on this project so you may...
  • Blog Post: An Operating System You Can Play With in C#

    The contributors over at Channel 8, the web community for students interested in computer technology, are really turning us some interesting things. Recently there was a student interview with Bill Gates and then the other day I read about Cosmos . Cosmos is an operating system that is being written...
  • Blog Post: Alfred On Channel 8

    Just in case you wondered what I looked and sounded like, I am in a brief video at Channel 8 right now. This was shot at a wrap up party for members of Microsoft's worldwide academic team so the background noise is a little different from the normal interview venue. There are several other members of...
  • Blog Post: Top December Posts

    Well I must confess that I am struggling to get back into the whole "doing work" thing after taking the last 10 or so days off. It's a good thing I had posted some posts to appear during the break or some of your would wonder if I'd fallen off the face of the earth. Well I hope you'd notice. :-) I...
  • Blog Post: Max Builds a PC

    My friend Max is building a PC from parts. Over at Channel 8 ( First post in the series here ) he's looking for recommendations and suggestions about parts. Looks like a good conversation is taking place already but there is always room for more. Oh by the way did I mention that he's going to give...
  • Blog Post: WiiMote (Wii game controller) and Microsoft Robotics Studio

    I've written before about the Wii controller with links to software that allows a programmer to use a WiiMote with a Windows computer over at Coding 4 Fun . (Note that the code has been updated since that original post.) The latest cool thing I have seen that involves the WiiMote is Zeddy Iskandar...
  • Blog Post: Latest Imagine Cup News on Channel 8

    I see over on Channel 8 that they have added a more team interviews with various teams who have made it to Korea for the finals. They also have some video from the first day of the finals event itself. Jump over to Channel 8 and take a look . A lot of the teams and individuals who are in Korea for...
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