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  • Blog Post: Why is technology so important? Hear from developers and architects from all around the world

    This is an excellent video about the importantance of technology and the impact Microsoft is having in this industry. The video provides an insight into how the industry (developers/architects) perceive the value of Microsoft technology and the significance of software development. If you are interested...
  • Blog Post: Want something fun to do this summer?

    With University and High School exams nearly over, you are fast approaching the holiday period which means a few months of doing ummm not much… The Imagine Cup is a great way to kill some time and take part in an amazing competition + be in the running for some really cool prizes including $$$. The the...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic for Beginner Developers

    Small Basic has been designed specifically for novice developers. The easy to use programming language allows beginners to get a clear understanding of the fundamentals of programming and have lots of fun on the way. Small Basic is available for download- Click here . Also check out the Small Basic Blog...
  • Blog Post: ‘Liberation Day’- Microsoft CEO visiting Sydney

    Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer will be in Sydney on the 6th of November presenting at a one-off event designed specifically for the Australian developer community. Ballmer, a long time advocate and supporter of the global developer community will look to inspire and inform the audience on the latest...
  • Blog Post: Aussie Imagine Cup site is now live...

    Yes, the Australian Imagine Cup website is now live , and it looks AWESOME! I worked with Wunderman on this (they also did the Imagine Cup flyers that you plant and grow a tree out of ) and I am very happy with the work they've done. Check it out. The other big news to note is this - Australian...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 is now available in MSDNAA

    Visual Studio 2008 is now available for MSDNAA subscribers. Please contact your universitie's MSDNAA administrator for more information. If your department would like to subscribe to MSDNAA please register at www.msdnaa.net MSDNAA provides you with the software and tools you need to teach your students...
  • Blog Post: Free web developer event in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

    Long time readers of this blog will know that 'Mix On Campus' has been talked about for quite some time now - if you haven't already registered, you can do so at http://mixoncampus.spaces.live.com . Well the speaker schedule for all 3 cities is finally up, and I have to say, I'm surprised at the interest...
  • Blog Post: Can you build Sidebar Gadgets? Are you under 30? Sweet, here have some Vista Ultimate.

    Si-Mi.com are a relatively new startup coming out of Melbourne , Australia. Melbourne is probably Australia's cultural hub, so it's fitting that a site supporting artists would be based there. Featuring all user-generated content, Si-Mi's motto is "Be Seen. Get Paid" - instead of a wealthy few getting...
  • Blog Post: And they said I.T. salaries weren't competitive...

    Know a little about developing with AJAX ? How does US$200-240k per year sound... http://ajaxian.com/archives/ajax-web-developer-240k-per-year-with-only-one-catch This would be an adventure of a lifetime!
  • Blog Post: Redmond comb Australia (again) to find latest Microsoft Interns

    Good morning friends! The lovely Carrie Read and Michelle le Cour, Microsoft's U.S graduate recruiting angels, are coming back to our shores later this year to interview students for technical intern roles for students at MS's Redmond headquarters! Be damned, brain drain , be damned! Oh well, Australia...
  • Blog Post: Learn .NET in Second Life

    A few questions every person should ask themself: - Can a beast with the head of a ram and the body of a man use Visual Studio ? - Is it possible to travel to a tech seminar attended by industry leaders by using levitation? (It's much better than driving - levitation emits zero emissions) -...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Australia Winners

    Part of my responsibilities in my role with MS is to run the Australian leg of Imagine Cup. It's a worldwide software development competition for uni students, with a variety of prizes and benefits for the students and uni's involved. This year, the finals took place at ReMix in Melbourne, and the top...
  • Blog Post: Australian Imagine Cup software design finalists are announced.

    Australian Imagine Cup finalists have been announced . Three teams will go to ReMix later this month to duke it out to see who will reign supreme as Australian Imagine Cup champ (aswell as the chance to go on to Korea to compete in the International finals). I'm charged with organising the Australian...
  • Blog Post: Lessons learnt in games development degrees

    Nick Hodge , Microsoft's Professional Geek (yes, that is his actual job title), recently interviewed Ross Brown and Penny Drennan from QUT about lessons learnt from the first ever semester of teaching the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Entertainment degree . Forgetting for a minute some of the...
  • Blog Post: Virtual TechEd (for the poor souls who can't make it)

    Some of the Orlando sessions of TechEd will be available as live webcasts, podcasts and virtual labs at http://www.virtualteched.com/Pages/default.aspx from June 4. Whilst on the topic, passes to the Australian version of TechEd (Gold Coast, Aug. 7-10th) are also still available. And there are special...
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