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  • Blog Post: Courses for Windows 8

    If you’re teaching development in a school or college and want to bring your content up to date with the latest technologies, Microsoft has published three courses you can use directly in your classes. The three courses are of different lengths and are designed for different class audience specific fields...
  • Blog Post: Where is MrAndyPuppy this week?

    I truly love my job. It takes me to exotic places like Cairo, Warsaw and Paris. It gets my adventurous spirit going when I get to fly to Colorado, Texas and DC. It makes me smile when I drive through Binghamton, Ithaca, and Syracuse… Yes, it does – every place has a story, every school and college is...
  • Blog Post: Create and publish your own Tower Defense game

    Want to make a game with little to no code? Read on! Want to make a game with little to no code that you can run on a Windows Phone? READ ON! Want to make a game with little to no code that you can run on a Windows Phone and publish to the Marketplace so that others can play it? READ ON! UPDATE 1: Quick...
  • Blog Post: Winter XNA Games – Learn, Compete, Have Fun!

    We’re holding another game camp, this time a mega-one! We have four different activities to choose from – learning XNA from scratch, learning how to build Windows Phone applications and games, discovering HTML5 games and applications and finally, if you’re up for it, a 40 hour challenge to build a game...
  • Blog Post: Game Design Office Hours

    To make it easier to ask questions about Imagine Cup and Game Design, I’ve set up a series of “virtual office hours” where anyone can connect in, online or on the phone, and get in touch with me directly. These are scheduled for approximately every two weeks between now and the close...
  • Blog Post: New York Code Camp – Register before it’s too late

    The sixth New York City Code Camp is just around the corner – have you registered yet? It’s going to be held on October 1st at Pace University, conveniently located in downtown Manhattan. And whenever an event is held at a university I like, little birds chirp happily somewhere in the world. There are...
  • Blog Post: Phone Camps are GO!

    A Phone Camp is an all day event where you get to go hands on with Windows Phone 7.0 and 7.5, learning how to develop for the phone platform and build both applications and (I’m sure you won’t be surprised with my predilection for entertainment) games. I am joining a bunch of very smart people to run...
  • Blog Post: Want to learn how to build your own games for Xbox or Phone?

    If you do – I strongly encourage you to keep an eye out for game camps in your area or even better pitch for something to be held in your city. While I know I am pretty vocal about the ones I run in New York and surrounding areas, I know that there are other academic evangelists happy to consider doing...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Inspiration

    If you’re keen to try your hand at HTML5 for the web track of Game Design in Imagine Cup this year (and there are only a few weeks left before Round 1 is due, so don’t miss out!), but need some inspiration, check out this awesome linkblog site: Make Awesome Web . Here you’ll find samples of all kinds...
  • Blog Post: PODCAST: Imagine Cup Workshops and more…

    Finally got around to resurrecting my work podcast (not to be confused with my gaming podcast which also desperately needs attention). To mark the occasion I talk about my favorite topic, Imagine Cup, and discuss workshops, appLab technical training and reveal first detail on the two Game Camps I’ve...
  • Blog Post: Upstate New York Road Trip – November 2010

    I’m in my first month here as the Academic Developer Evangelist of New York, and I’m already on the road! I’m headed out to be involved with several workshops for students that are being held for XNA, Windows Phone 7 and more, as well as visiting several other colleges around the place to meet up with...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2010 Academic Day: "The Student Dialogues"

    UPDATE: Major omission - the Academic Day is FREE to attend for representatives of educational institutions. THE STUDENT DIALOGUES Come and hear from and interact with students from all across the country - possibly from your very own university - who all want one thing - to have a better, richer...
  • Blog Post: Internships at Microsoft for Aussie students – be quick!

    Unfortunately I don’t have time this morning to do my usual practice of rewriting this news into my own words, but it’s too good to let lie unpublished and I’ll be offline for the next few days, so here’s the deal:     Options are Good. In life and in your career. A Real World Experience like...
  • Blog Post: Faculty Training Days just around the corner!

    I’ve just managed to secure the last details of the upcoming Faculty Training Day Roadshow and can breathe a sigh of relief. But, if you’re an educator and want to get a handle on some cool technologies so you can use it to teach your students, or to teach your students on how to use it themselves, it...
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