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  • Blog Post: Call for applications–Microsoft Student Partners Canada 2014/2015 year

    I am currently accepting applications for Canadian Microsoft Student Partners for the 2014/2015 school year. It’s June, and that means we are currently accepting applications for the Microsoft Student Partner position in Canada.  If interested please apply ASAP we would like to identify all our...
  • Blog Post: Meet the winners of the 2014 Canadian Microsoft Imagine Cup!

    So who won this year’s 2014 Canadian Imagine cup? Some amazing students with some amazing ideas! Congratulations to all the teams who participated in this year’s Imagine Cup Canada . Thanks to our great sponsors at intel, the members of each winning team will receive one of the latest...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Canada 2013 – We have a winner!

    The Imagine Cup is about giving students with great ideas a chance to shine! Meet the winner of the 2013 Canadian Imagine Cup who will represent us at world finals in St Petersburg Russia! The Imagine Cup challenges students to use technology to do amazing things! This year there were three categories...
  • Blog Post: Join the Developer Movement Twitter Grand Finale Party #DevMov

    Join us for the #DevMov Twitter party – an hour of tweeting, Q&A, prize giveaways, and more. Lots of students have already received rewards for their apps from Developer Movement . The Developer Movement program winds down at the end of June, but it’s not over yet! To celebrate the Grand Finale and...
  • Blog Post: Double Points for Developer Movement until May 10th!

    Developer Movement is offering Double points for every Windows 8 app you publish until May 10th and you could win a $500 gift card! The Developer Movement program which gives Canadian developers points for publishing cool apps to the store has a new challenge! Until May 10th, for every Windows 8 app...
  • Blog Post: Check out the HTC 8X, a great Windows 8 Phone from our Imagine Cup Sponsor

    HTC is sponsoring the Canadian Imagine Cup and is providing some beautiful phones for the winners. Check out the specs on the HTC 8X! HTC is sponsoring the 2013 Canadian Imagine Cup and will provide sleek new Windows 8 Phones to the Canadian winners in Innovation, World Citizenship, and Games. Their...
  • Blog Post: Two more months to get great rewards for your apps!

    Canada’s Developer Movement promotion that allows you to earn rewards for your apps has been extended to June 15, 2013. So you started an app and haven’t had time to finish it. Right now you are in the middle of exams, so I know you are swamped . Great news! Canada’s Developer Movement campaign has been...
  • Blog Post: Who ya gonna call?

    You now have two great places to call when you need help with an app: a developer mentor or an expert at the app labs in Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver. So, who ya gonna call? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not these guys . Well maybe Dr. Venkman would know how to build an app. But I have a couple of other...
  • Blog Post: Canadian and US Phone Developers can get rewards through DVLUP

    Complete challenges related to Windows Phone development, earn points, cash in points for rewards that can help you create great apps and help get them noticed! Canada has already got a great program to reward developers with cool stuff called Developer Movement . Now, Windows Phone developers can double...
  • Blog Post: Canadian Imagine Cup Submission Deadline March 23rd, 2013!

    For all those of you entering Imagine Cup Canada, a reminder: the submission deadline for the Canadian finals is March 23rd, that’s earlier than the world finals deadline (since we have to have time to pick our Canadian finalists!)    If you are entering World Citizenship, Innovation, or Gaming...
  • Blog Post: The Surface Pro Rap

    The Surface Pro was released on Saturday, enjoy this little rap inspired by the Surface Pro commercial below The commercial (and yes this is how all meetings at Microsoft start)   The rap (thanks MC Sean I warned you I would post it!) To rock my business I needed something fine So I got a Surface...
  • Blog Post: Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: Convertr

    This series features interviews with student Windows 8 app developers who share the lessons they learned building windows 8 applications. This week’s interview features Richard Ye a student from The University of Waterloo who built an application called Converter. Could you briefly describe your application...
  • Blog Post: Canadian Finals announced for Imagine Cup 2013

    How will Canadians compete in this year’s Imagine Cup? What prizes can they get? Here’s the scoop Last year Canadian students showed off amazing creativity in the 2012 Imagine Cup, and team Greeni from George Brown College travelled to Australia to represent Canada at the worldwide finals. This year...
  • Blog Post: Get your Windows 8 app published by December 31st and you could win a Surface

    Canadian Developers who register for Developer Movement and publish Windows 8 apps between December 6th and 31st could win a 64GB Surface. Wouldn’t you like to start the new year with a Surface? Odds of winning will depend on the number of people who publish apps, but these are still pretty good odds...
  • Blog Post: WOWZAPP Vancouver – Everyday coders did amazing work!

    The programmers at WOWZapp Vancouver sacrificed sleep for coding time and created some amazing apps. I had to share a couple of the many stories that inspired me, maybe they’ll inspire you as well. I’m beginning to suspect that the WOW in WOWZapp is there for the reaction you have when you see the apps...
  • Blog Post: Having trouble finding time to sit down and write that app? Use Pure Imagination to get your app done.

    Sometimes we need a kickstart to start or finish a great app. Pure Imagination November 24 & 25th is just the thing to help you bring your idea to life or to finish up that app you started and got stuck on. Attend in person if you can come to Toronto, or online if you can’t. I am still recovering...
  • Blog Post: Last call: We are giving away two Windows 8 devices at WOWZAPP

    WOWZapp the worldwide Windows hackathon is this weekend! Join one of the events across the country and you could win yourself a Windows 8 device. Register today. WOWZapp is a worldwide windows hackathon, with locations from Algiers to Vietnam, from Fredericton, NB to Vancouver, BC! Thousands of developers...
  • Blog Post: Your code + Developer Movement = Rewards

    Developer Movement is back and ready to reward you for your Windows 8, Phone and Azure apps Due to it’s incredible popularity last year, Developer movement is back, and it’s bigger and better! The Developer Movement program allows you to collect points for a variety of different tasks...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 is here!

    Today is October 26th, Windows 8 is here! Where in Canada can you go check out Windows 8 software and hardware? Out of curiosity I looked up a few Canadian websites today and found the following, this is not an exhaustive list by any means, but simply evidence that Windows 8 is out there! ...
  • Blog Post: Canada! Join the worldwide WOWZapp hackathon November 9-11th

    Microsoft has created a worldwide hackathon called WOWZapp, Canada has a number of sites so you can be a part of it! You may have already heard about WOWZapp in TechCrunch or on CNBC . This is a worldwide hackathon for developers to get building cool apps for Windows 8. Canada is all in! Co...
  • Blog Post: Last Chance to win a Kinect or Laptop just for staying connected

    Want to know about student events and promotions in Canada? We’ve made it easy. “Gee I wish I’d known about that!” It’s a comment I’ve heard more than once from students in Canada. We try to do some pretty cool stuff during the year for students. The challenge we face is how do we let you know about...
  • Blog Post: Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: Fractal Photographer

    This series features interviews with student Windows 8 app developers who share the lessons they learned building Windows 8 applications. This week’s interview features Rudi Chen a student from University of Waterloo who built an application called Fractal Photographer Could you briefly describe...
  • Blog Post: Could a game take you to Russia for Imagine Cup Finals?

    The Imagine Cup game category has changed this year and will allow more game developers to participate! In the past the Imagine Cup game categories required students to design games that fit an Imagine Cup theme of helping others. This resulted in some wonderful games that educated and inspired us...
  • Blog Post: Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: WayTwoGood

    This series features interviews with student Windows 8 app developers who share the lessons they learned building Windows 8 applications. This week’s interview features Three Red Cubes a team of students from Ryerson University who built an application called WayTwoGood. Could you briefly...
  • Blog Post: Don’t be Timer76! Start coding and publishing Windows 8 apps now!

    You can publish an app to the Windows Store today. Getting your app in now, gives it a better chance to get noticed! October 26th, 2012 Windows 8 becomes available to the public. People buying laptops, desktops, or some of the new hardware like Microsoft Surface will be running Windows 8. It won’t be...
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