Daryll McDade

Platform Strategy and Evangelism

May, 2005

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    US Imagine Cup winners get picked up in their local paper!

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    VERY cool ! :) I said it before , I'll say it again--this app ROCKED! I think that these guys will do very well in Yokohama.
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    Project Aardvark update

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    Project Aardvark is a project pulled together by Joel Spolsky (he of Joel on Software fame). Excerpt from Joel on what Project Aardvark is; "Instead of wasting their talents giving them the usual dull and unimportant tasks of a typical summer internship...
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    Getting kids interested in computers

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    Via Scoble : Eric Mack has some great ideas on how get kids interested in computers . The peas and carrots thing is brilliant! :)
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    Students--Experience New Zealand!

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    EXTREMELY cool chance to go to New Zealand to re-build the Web site for the NZ Snowboard Training Group . I haven't wanted to actually *BE* a student in a long time...almost wishing I was now! :) Courtesy of Kevin from MSDN Student Flash Blog .
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    US Imagine Cup Finals are a wrap

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    Most of the important stuff is already posted over on the MSDN Student Flash Blog or captured by the PressPass release . You can see the project abstracts and some pics in the image gallery . Even better pics at the Flickr gallery . Just adding my two...
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    Computer degrees losing appeal

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    Nothing really new in this article over on CNN.com about the looming crisis of the shortage of skilled computer science grads (you can find the USA Today article referenced in the CNN.com story here ). What is interesting is the mention of Wal-Mart. I...
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    Student perspective on .NET user group

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    I'm not sure if Jeramey is a typical high school student but this review of the last WI .NET User group meeting is great. I would have thought that Design Patterns would have been completely uninteresting to a high school--shows what I know. Then again...
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    Visual Gaming picked up in a medical pub

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    Two students from the University of Houston (Team ContAInment; I like the "AI" embedded in their team name) participating in the Visual Gaming category of the Imagine Cup got picked up in a story on Medical News Today . Quick synopsis of the Visual Gaming...
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    EA Game Programming Camp Scholarships for female students

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    Came across an article on IGN that EA is sponsoring scholarships for female students to USC's Interactive Entertainment Summer Camp . Curious to know what kind of response they've gotten to this. Gender equity in computer science is one of the things...
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    XML4FUN: Consuming the Amazon Web Service from a client app

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    Great how-to over on the <> Coding4Fun site on consuming a Web Service from a client app . Peter Bernhardt uses <> C# Express beta 2 to build a client app that searches for books, music and movies using keywords. Walkthrough and code sample--quick, clean...
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    OMG--blogger starves to death!

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    I have to agree with Alex on this one-- this is easily one of the saddest things that I've ever heard . I can't imagine being so obsessed by blogging, forums and online community to the point of starving to death. Full article here . Be careful...
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    New vocabulary term - community informatics

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    Came across an interview with Mark Warschauer on Technology for Social Inclusion. I was expecting some commentary on social computing but found something very different. He talks about the notion of " community informatics "--the idea that a community...
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    Google Web Service for .NET Framework apps

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    From Coding4Fun ; cool C# Express how-to on adding the Google Web Service to any .NET-based application . Coolness!
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    Quasi-podcasting launched on MainFunction

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    I am SUPER excited about the recent changes that we've launched on MainFunction . Adding Pat Phillips' blog was a great first step. I'm excited that Pat is on board and give her a way to share her experience with .NET in the classroom and her insights...
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    Searching for the cheapest gas in Seattle?

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    Or just about anywhere for that matter. Of course it isn't practical to drive around hunting for cheap gas as it obviously defeats the purpose. But now, I'm going to use this site to plan ahead to hit the cheap while I'm out and about.
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    A 9 year old MCP!!

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    Wow...this is just incredible. Story about a 9 year-old girl from Pakistan just earned her MCP --the youngest in the world to do it. The crazier thing is that she's only been into computers since she was 6! If that isn't enough, the 4 months that she...
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    The .NET Show turns 50

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    The .NET Show just turned 50 --50 episodes old that is. Special guest for Episode 50 --Billg. Nothing real technical, just Bill as a human. Some of the cool things that I gleaned from Bill's segment; - Bill on writing code. Wow...machine code?!? Yikes...
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