I have left Microsoft and this blog is no longer under my control. All of the content should remain for some time however and any new updates can be found at http://davedev.net.
-Dave, September 2013
I have posted all of my slides and demos from the sold out Silverlight Applications for Windows 7 Firestarter. I got a lot of feedback recently that my content has been very useful in the past but it is hard to find as time goes by. Taking that to heart I put together a landing page that will have more information on the event as well as its content and individual links of where you can download the series. If you find this format a lot more helpful please let me know and I will do it for all content moving forward.
You can reach the new content download page here. Enjoy!
Being a lifelong gamer myself I just had to bring this up to all future game developers out there. Really great opportunity! Imagine Cup is holding two game design competitions in New York. The first will be this coming weekend at St. Francis College
Microsoft is offering an opportunity for approximately 60 local students to develop game designs for the Xbox and Windows Phone to participate in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition. Students will receive the resources to hone their design and development skills and network with others in the gaming industry. The game camp will also help students build their technology skills and prepare game submissions for the national and international Imagine Cup competitions.
Microsoft executives, local employees and participating students will be available for media interviews. Photo/video opportunities will be available to showcase participating students working with the technology to bring their gaming ideas to life.
First Event: Friday, February 4, 2011 – Sunday, February 6, 2011
Where: St. Francis College 180 Remsen Street Room 4202 Brooklyn Heights, New York 11201
Second Event: Friday, February 11, 2011 – Sunday, February 13, 2011
Where: Department of Interactive Games & Media College of Computing & Information Sciences Rochester Institute of Technology Rooms: 2000 & 2025 Rochester, New York 14623
Contact: Christine Kunde Airfoil Public Relations firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 248-304-1447 Mobile: 517-819-7119
Check out the recent .Net Rocks Podcast episode that covered Imagine Cup. Carl and Richard talk to Andrew Parsons and Alfred Thompson about getting students interested in programming. The conversation spans over use of computers in schools, teaching fundamental uses of computers, actual programming, and looking beyond. Andrew gets into Imagine Cup, a world-wide competition of students building software to change the world.
Check out some of the top game submissions from last years Imagine Cup here.