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  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 Opens with Larger Prizes

    Last week Microsoft announced the opening of the 2013 Imagine Cup . This year there are thee competition and three challenges for students to enter. The prizes are larger as well with a top prize for each of the three competition being $50,000 (USD) and each of the challenges having a top prize of $10...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Fundamentals Video Series

    The Trustworthy Computing group has been recording a series on Cloud computing fundamentals. The series (some 25 videos) wraps up this week with a series finale . There are a lot of issues with cloud computing including privacy, transparency, security, and more. These videos capture industry leaders...
  • Blog Post: Useful Download Links for Windows 8 and Windows Phone Development

    Part of my job is to help people find valuable resources. I especially like it when they are free. Free is good. These links are for students, faculty and professional (or non professional) developer.  Please check these links out, visit the websites, find what looks interesting and download the...
  • Blog Post: Why I Love Windows Live Mesh

    It could be argued that I have too many computers. There is my cool demo machine – Samsung 9. There is my backup machine. There is my Windows 8 machine (which I am using more and more and which I may upgrade my demo machine to real soon now). And there is my personally owned laptop. Oh and I am expecting...
  • Blog Post: Latest Curriculum Resources at the Faculty Connection

    The latest Microsoft Faculty Connection Newsletter came yesterday. I thought it might be useful to highlight some of the news from this issue here. The Faculty Connection Newsletter highlights new curriculum resources and other useful educational content for use in the classroom. If this newsletter...
  • Blog Post: Learn The Cloud. Make A Difference. @home with Windows Azure

    How does learning about cloud computing while contributing to scientific research sound to you? Join us for @home with Windows Azure to get a solid understanding of the Windows Azure platform while giving back to a very deserving cause. What is @home with Windows Azure? Microsoft provides a 90-day free...
  • Blog Post: Year Up Visits the MTC

    Last Friday the Microsoft Technology Center in Waltham MA was pleased to again host a group from Year Up Rhode Island. I again gave a career talk. Unlike last time ( NUI Whoops ) I didn’t get fancy and try to use a Kinect to show off. During the lunch break the students did try out a Kinect and...
  • Blog Post: The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is back

    The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is back and you could win big! Play Rock, Paper, Scissors in the cloud for your chance to win a trip to Cancun, an Acer Aspire S3 Laptop, a Windows Phone, or an XBOX 360/Kinect bundle! Entering is simple – create a player bot (sample code provided) and enter it...
  • Blog Post: After The APCS Exam

    The Advanced Placement Computer Science exam is just about a month away. While for most schools this is far from the end of the school year for many AP students it feels like they should be done. After all what more to an AP course is there than taking the exam? This means that teachers often struggle...
  • Blog Post: Rock Paper Scissors Takes To The Cloud

    Rock Paper Scissors is a fun little project I have talked about before (most recently at Heuristics–Programs that Learn ) The real fun comes in pitting your program against the programs written by others. Rock Paper Azure is a cloud based programming event where you can compete for prizes. Oh and for...
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