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  • Blog Post: Makers Faire '08

    I spent last weekend in San Francisco attending Makers Faire - an annual festival for people who make...stuff...  Really this is the matrimony of the free thinking idealism of San Francisco and engineering - odd but wonderful.  While there I spent most of my time working with Popfly team to...
  • Blog Post: Popfly - oh the fun you'll have

    Ok - regular readers know already I LOVE Popfly - it's just an amazingly cool idea for a platform with great UI.  But the team has just outdone themselves with Popfly Game Creator the Popfly way to make games!  Just like with the GUI for making mashups this game maker relies primary with a...
  • Blog Post: Bentley

    I spent a couple days this week visiting Waltham MA - and stopped by Bentley College to see Mark Frydenberg.  Mark is one of the first teacher to use Popfly to teach web services.  He teachers a couple week of content based on Popfly in an Introduction to IT class to freshman at Bentley - this...
  • Blog Post: Does Live Writer Work with Word?

    I was giving a talk at the University of Baltimore and was asked if Live Writer (a desktop blogging application) could post cotent copied in from Word. So, I took a sample from a popfly demoscript (in an table in word) and copied it over. Looks good! It should all look like this now: Now...
  • Blog Post: Sooo....how do we get students interested in technology?

        The age old question of "how do we get more students interested in STEM (science tech engineering math) has come up one too many times.  It's time for me to write what I know (so here you go!):     A couple programs Microsoft created to help students get interested in...
  • Blog Post: 3 MS Tech Toys to know

    While, none of these are new to the scene, there are technologies which everyone I've talked to loves - so I figured I'd post em' all in the same place :) Microsoft Robotics Studio (Level = know what a robot is): Write some code to run a robot - except you don't really need to write code. Robotics...
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