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  • Blog Post: Scott Guthrie and Microsoft at Silicon Valley Code Camp October 6-7

    Ready for the largest code camp in the country?  Scott Guthrie, VP Server & Tools will be delivering a 2-part Windows Cloud Walkthrough.  Windows Cloud Walkthrough with Microsoft's Scott Guthrie, VP Server & Tools Here are some other sessions from Microsoft folks you should check out...
  • Blog Post: Win up to $500 and a Nokia Lumia 900 at the Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge presented by Nokia

    Want to win up to $500 and a brand new Nokia Lumia 900?  Then build that great phone app and show it off at a Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge in a city near you.  Feel free to grab a friend or two and work together.  I can’t think of a better way to bond with my friends than building the...
  • Blog Post: Stanford CS194: Senior Software Design resources from Microsoft

    CS194: Senior Project was one of my favorite classes at Stanford, because it was an opportunity to build a project based on societal needs using the coolest technology out there.  My team designed and implemented a project leveraging the Nintendo Wiimote; but today with the Kinect for Windows sensor...
  • Blog Post: Hey students! Want to win great prizes like Windows Azure Platform passes, Kinect for Windows sensors, up to $8000 USD, and a free trip to Australia?

    Round 1 submission deadlines for concept designs are rapidly approaching, so get in your great ideas! The Imagine Cup Challenges are open to students from all over the world:          Kinect Fun Labs Challenge   (deadline: March 6)         ...
  • Blog Post: Free DevCamps: Learn HTML5, Windows Phone, and Azure all in one day!

    Developer Camps (DevCamps for short) are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned.  Where else can you get so much good stuff all in a day?  DevCamp may even have Disneyland...
  • Blog Post: Alice’s Top 5 DreamSpark freebies for students

    One of the most powerful resources students have from Microsoft is DreamSpark , which gives students and educators powerful software to enable them to develop apps, games, tools, and designs. Here are my 5 favorite fun picks for students, in no particular order; because these tools really enable students...
  • Blog Post: Evening with Industry: From freshman to industry rep

    Last week I had the opportunity to attend Evening with Industry (EWI) events with my two favorite schools, Stanford and UC Berkeley. (I’m not a conflicted individual; this just means that my school will win Big Game on Saturday ) The events are organized by the collegiate sections of Society of...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7.5 Developer Event Simulcast Links

    Unable to make the current series of Windows Phone Camps?  Good thing we have links to the recorded webcast from the Sunnyvale event at Nokia! First, get started by downloading the Phone SDK   Part 1: Windows Phone 7.5 Overview for Developers watch it here Part 2: Building Windows Phone 7.5...
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