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  • Blog Post: Young coders compete in 2015 Beauty of Programming

    On May 27, 2015, Suzhou, a historic, scenic city in southeast China, hosted this year’s finals of the Beauty of Programming (BoP) competition, a creative contest among talented young programmers. Sponsored by Microsoft in collaboration with IEEE, BoP encourages contestants to use their programming...
  • Blog Post: Code Hunt: creating a community with a game

    Launched a year ago, Code Hunt is a coding game that challenges players first to deduce a hidden problem from clues presented as unit tests and then to write a program to solve it. The game has been enormously successful, attracting more than 150,000 players from around the world and achieving amazing...
  • Blog Post: Contest promotes automation of machine learning

    Machine learning is the cornerstone of today’s modern data analysis. The gurus of “big data” analytics are all well versed in machine learning, but most domain specialists still must hire data scientists to meet their data-analysis needs. It's inevitable, though, that the data-modeling...
  • Blog Post: ChronoZoom challenge: visualize history and win

    I love my job! Why? Because, as manager of Games for Learning and Digital Humanities at Microsoft Research Connections, I get to explore four of my favorite things: games, art, technology, and education. This week is especially exciting for me, because yesterday, we launched the Microsoft ChronoZoom...
  • Blog Post: Jammin’ with Cloud-Enabled Apps

    Are you a student looking to win a little extra spending money? Or maybe just get some props for your coding chops? If so, you’ll want to enter your Windows Phone or Windows 8 app in the Project Hawaii Mobile Code Jam Challenge . But you’d better act quickly—you’ll need to register...
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