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  • Blog Post: WOWZAPP 2012: Want to get involved?

    I’m truly excited about WOWZAPP 2012: Worldwide Hackathon for Windows , and it’s great to see all these cities from all over the world joining the party. But what happens if you want to be part of this thing but don’t have a local place to go? Why not run your own WOWZAPP 2012 mini-party? We’ll even...
  • Blog Post: WOWZAPP 2012: The Worldwide Hackathon for Windows

    I’ve been quiet the past few months. Really ever since Imagine Cup, I’ve been head down, planning, scheming, organizing and generally hiding away while I got ready. Ready for what? Ready for this: WOWZAPP 2012 – the world’s first worldwide hackathon for Windows! WOWZAPP 2012 will run in dozens of countries...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store Access for Students

    We just announced that the Windows Store is now open for individual developers. This means that now ALL developers, regardless of their status as indie dev, corporate coder, student or startup programmer, in any of the 120 supported countries, can register on the Windows Store and start submitting apps...
  • Blog Post: GlobalGameJam – It’s On, We’re There!

    I’m totally excited for this weekend. It’s the annual GlobalGameJam where hundreds of places all across the globe all spend 48 hours creating video games for a multitude of platforms. I love GGJ because it grows organically – each organizer decides to host their Jam site and puts...
  • 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: TechEd 2010 Student Pass: Life is good for technology students

    Life is good for technology students Free food . Prizes . Info on how to get Microsoft software for free . Change the world . Sounds good to me! We'd love you to come along to a special students-only free session at Microsoft's TechEd conference on the Gold Coast where you...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: The “Search Taste Test” – do you really know the difference?

    So there is plenty of talk about Google being the best search engine out there, but with some pretty amazing improvements recently made to Live Search, and now particularly the launch of Bing, our new “decision” engine, it’s really time to see if Google really is the best – for you personally. One fun...
  • Blog Post: PhotoSynth – Downtown Park, Bellevue

    Not sure if you knew already, but PhotoSynth finally got released about a month ago. I’ve been dying to try it out properly and this afternoon I had a chance to give it a go. As I was wandering about Downtown Park in the centre of Bellevue here in Washington, I realised it was a good opportunity to try...
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