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  • Blog Post: OIGC Gaming Conference Student Challenge

    The Ottawa Gaming conference has a gaming challenge for students, and you could win a Surface RT . What happens when SteamPunk and OuterSpace meet Zombies? That’s what we want to find out! We’ve got three packs of game art you can use to build something fun! Why not chill out and get a little creative...
  • Blog Post: Open Data app competition for City of Ottawa offers $38K in prizes

    The City of Ottawa wants to reward developers for creative and useful applications that use the City Of Ottawa’s OpenData OpenData can be used to create very useful applications. The City of Ottawa wants to encourage app developers to use City of Ottawa OpenData to create apps for city residents and...
  • Blog Post: Got an idea for an app? In Toronto area? Enter the App Pitch

    The App Pitch Competition is coming to MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, January 29th, 2013 The App Pitch is the opportunity to show the Toronto startup‚ student and developer community your app ideas for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Register to pitch your app as an individual or as a team...
  • 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: Get those phone apps finished up, deadline for rewards is coming!

    To get your free Xbox, Beats Headphones, Windows Phone, or other cool prizes from Developer Movement your app must be published by May 20, 2012! Just a reminder that the Developer movement “Start Something” competition that rewards you for publishing apps with cool prizes has a deadline of May 20th,...
  • Blog Post: A Windows Phone 7 Malaria Test!

    We’ve seen Windows Phone 7 in a completely different domain doing things that it was never meant to do before , but this is an even more astonishing story. Wilson To, a doctoral student in pathology at the University of California, combined his interests in pathology and photography to create a Windows...
  • Blog Post: MSP Voice: Omri Wallach’s big app idea

    It is common for the human brain to sometimes have the best ideas on a certain subject when completely focused on something else. This is exceptionally true to University students, but can also be referred to as ‘procrastinating’. Case in point: There I was, studying for my final exams and...
  • Blog Post: Build an app and you could win a trip to Australia

    In case you missed it, the Great Canadian Apportunity ( http://www.greatcanadianapportunity.ca ) is now over and the winner has been announced! The Grand Prize winner will receive a whopping $10,000. The first runner up will enjoy a Mesh 2011 Conference Pack worth $3,000 along with a Windows Phone 7...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft DigiGirlz Day

    Microsoft's DigiGirlz programs give high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-n computer and technology workshops at the NERD Center in Cambridge, designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Canadian Student Newsletter - Signup to monthly news, events, and more!

    Each month the Microsoft Canadian Student Newsletter brings you news about what is current and hot around the Microsoft product space. In the Newsletter you will find content from Microsoft interns reflecting on their job experiences, insights on the working culture, and opportunities to participate...
  • Blog Post: Battle of the Apps Code-a-thon - Queen’s University

    It is always important to go beyond your abilities and Microsoft is here to help you in your journey. Microsoft is going across Canada to bring the coding party to your campus. Join your friends for a 24-hour Battle of the Apps Code-A-Thon in Kingston hosted by Microsoft and Queen’s University...
  • Blog Post: The 24-hour Code-a-thon: MSP's perspective - By Alexander Yakobovich

    I love coding enough to consider it to be a form of art. To me, even fully functional code is only half-useful if it doesn’t follow conventions, doesn’t contain proper documentation, and is not reusable. I consider the definition of a properly written program as one that would qualify...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Development in UBC - Omri Wallach - MSP

    Battle of the Apps is underway, and some fellow UBC students and I had a chance to meet with Dana Epp from Scorpion Software, a Microsoft’s MVP (Most Valuable Professional). More than 80 students learned about XNA, Silverlight, and using Visual Studio to create our own Windows Phone 7 Apps....
  • Blog Post: Code Your Heart Out - Competition

    Code Your Art Out coding competition launched on March 1 st and runs until June 1 st . Show off your developer skills and earn up to 15k while helping out your community! Check here for more details. You have a good Web project idea that could help a non-profit organization? You need to...
  • Blog Post: 2011 Canadian Competition on Microsoft Office - Trip to California

    The Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office is the best kept secret in Canada. Students who write their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam in Word or Excel 2010, or Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 have this chance at their fingertips yet few realize how big of an opportunity it can be. All...
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