Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

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  • Blog Post: How do students and recent grads get hired at Microsoft?

    I get asked this question pretty often, so I thought I’d create a blog post about it. Although I’m a Tech Evangelist, I frequently work with the recruiting team, especially when it is at Universities in my area, such as Drexel, The University of Pennysylvania, and Penn State. A couple of...
  • Blog Post: Video from the 2015 Imagine Cup US Finals is online

    Every year, the Microsoft Imagine Cup helps thousands of students across the world express their innovation and passion for technology, develop new skills and turn an idea into reality. It’s a great source of excitement for all of us, but it’s also much more. The Imagine Cup is an opportunity to inspire...
  • Blog Post: I wrote a JavaScript study guide

    JavaScript study guide JavaScript is a disgusting language. But I love it! It’s riddled with awful parts, was put together in 10 days, and now we have to suffer for the next 20 years (it turns 20 in a few months).  However, it’s also the duct tape of ...read more
  • Blog Post: Learn to program with 24 free eBooks (post from Life Hacker)

    Students and friends are always asking me, “How do I learn to program?” I learned by reading books and YouTube (seriously) during my commute on the train every day in and out of NYC. Well now you have no excuse for not learning. Here are 24 ...read more
  • Blog Post: New format for my weekly newsletter

    A friend had recommended that I consider a new format for my newsletter, and I agreed, thinking this is more of what my audience was looking for. Therefore, I will using fewer links, but offering a bit of context about each link that I use. Let me know ...read more
  • Blog Post: How to Get Hired at Microsoft as a student

    Anthony Rotoli, a University Recruiter at Microsoft just did a great interview with Heather Wood Rudolph at Cosmopolitan Magazine earlier this week regarding what it takes to get hired at Microsoft as a student. You can find it here. I work with students ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Dave Voyles on the State of Startups in Philadelphia

    Last week I spoke to students at Villanova’s School of Business about the state of startups in Philadelphia. Villanova also has a program for entrepreneurial minded students called the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entreprenuership (ICE ...read more
  • Blog Post: Events at Penn State this week

    So there’s a crazy amount of snow happening right now across PA, but I’ve braved the cold and drove from Philly to Univerity Park for a week of events at Penn State. Here’s what we have coming up: Coding Competition Team up with up to ...read more
  • Blog Post: Students: You can still enter Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    What is it? The Imagine Cup is the global student technology competition that encourages students to innovate with technology. Every year students from over 200+ countries submit their project to the competition. The best teams come to Seattle for the ...read more
  • Blog Post: //GameOn contest for student game devs, how I started with GDC

    In October, I wrote about how I would get started with programming, knowing what I do today.   Well we’ve launched a new game development contest, specifically for students. //GameOn is a game development contest that gives students the opportunity ...read more
  • Blog Post: Backing up your wordpress site to Azure Blob storage

      Nothing is worse than losing all of your hard work. I back up like a crazy person. Carbonite backs up all of my computer’s files offsite each night, and I have a dock that backs up all of the folders on my PC each night when I plug in. Now I’ve ...read more
  • Blog Post: Azure Educator Grant program provides educators Azure for use in their University curricula

    Educators You can get Azure for 5 months, and it’s free to use in your curriculum. If you’re looking for resources, I’ve got tons and tons for you, as a well as BIzSpark for your students who are looking to start their own projects outside ...read more
  • Blog Post: Students: MSFT Imagine Cup 2015 is about to start

      I wish they would have had something like this when I was in school. There’s even a category for games right now. If you’re working on something with Unity, or another middleware engine, I’d love to hear about it. I can also grant ...read more
  • Blog Post: Two new gaming courses on MVA

    We have two new gaming courses on MVA in the last few weeks. All of the assets and slides are available through the links below. Enjoy, and let me know what you think! Developing 2D & 3D Games with Unity Developing 2D & 3D Games with Unity We ...read more
  • Blog Post: How to open your developer account from DreamSpark

    Fellow Tech Evangelist, Joe Healy, put together a great set of slides on how to open your developer account via DreamSpark. Joe Healy – How to set up your DreamSpark account from Dave Voyles   Not sure if your school has DreamSpark? Head over ...read more
  • Blog Post: Where do I get started with learning to how to program?

    That’s usually the first question I get asked, when working with folks who have not programmed before. This is immediately followed by “which language do I start with?” There is no right or wrong answer, but I can tell you what worked ...read more
  • Blog Post: Giving a talk on: Intro to Venture Capital and Microsoft ventures

    I’m giving a talk on Tuesday, October 14th, at Temple University, titled Intro to Venture Capital and Microsoft ventures. It’s free for all to attend, and you can register at the Eventbrite page.  Tuesday, Oct 14th, 5pm – 8pm Wachman ...read more
  • Blog Post: TIL: Unity has way cheaper pricing for students / faculty

    I was at Unity’s Unite conference in Seattle this week, and I learned from their education team that Unity has far cheaper licensing for students, faculty, and schools. In partnership with Studica, Unity has discounted costs. Here’s a link ...read more
  • Blog Post: [STUDENTS] Get a head start on the school year, and $25 toward your next device.

    Is there a project you’ve been thinking about for ages? Want to see what’s possible when you know how to code? Get the dev skills you need to start something big – and get a jump on the school year. Microsoft Virtual Academy offers free, online training delivered by experts who really...
  • Blog Post: Get a head start on the school year, and $25 toward your next device.

    Is there a project you’ve been thinking about for ages? Want to see what’s possible when you know how to code? Get the dev skills you need to start something big – and get a jump on the school year. Microsoft Virtual Academy offers free, online training ...read more
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