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  • Blog Post: Summer Bridge students catch computing fever

    Summer Bridge students and their hosts at Microsoft Experts agree that the next wave of innovation in computing requires diversity in the research and development teams who will create it. I believe that means expanding the pipeline of students entering computing. In particular, we need to get more...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research connects with software engineers at ICSE

    Cybercity—there is no place quite like it. Home to numerous high-tech companies as well as the Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC), this ever-growing part of Hyderabad, India, is the perfect location for the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) . This gathering of...
  • Blog Post: The warm heart of Chile embraces TouchDevelop and the Lab of Things

    Chile is a long way from Microsoft Research Redmond, but its bright, inquisitive students and talented, motivated professors share our fascination in the promise of innovative software technologies. Our shared values were on clear display when representatives from Microsoft Research visited the University...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science Education Week: "touching" on the Hour of Code

    It’s time to revise the traditional “three Rs” of education in the United States. In addition to “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic,” we need to add computer science. Yeah, I know it doesn’t even contain an “r,” but computer science is just as...
  • Blog Post: Encouraging the next generation of women in computing

    Although computer science is poised for exponential job growth over the next several years, there’s a glaring lack of women entering the field. Since 1984, the number of computer science degrees awarded to women has steadily declined, to the point where today only 13 percent of computer science...
  • Blog Post: Inspiring girls about computing

    Today, women earn more than half of all undergraduate degrees in U.S. colleges and universities. But according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), female students remain woefully underrepresented in computer science programs, earning only 18 percent of the undergraduate...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Code Jam Rocks Vegas

    Top headliners on the Las Vegas strip might include Celine Dion, Penn and Teller, and Carrot Top, but from our perspective, they’ve got nothing on the Vegas premiers of such CCNC Mobile Code Jam stars as BlueWay and Fling-It. That’s right: during the second week of January, the top three...
  • Blog Post: Our Top 10 Blogs of 2012

    Once again, you’ve voted with your clicks and we’ve tallied the results. So…drumroll, please…here are the top 10 Microsoft Research Connections blogs of 2012. Number 10: Try Try F# Who can resist such a redundantly titled post—especially when it offers information...
  • Blog Post: Creating Buzz for Computer Science

    Here’s a sobering fact: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018 there will be 1.4 million open technology jobs in the United States and, at the current rate of students graduating with degrees in computer science, we will fill only 61 percent of those openings. These predictions...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop in Your Browser

    Are you looking for a little extra cash for the upcoming holidays? Then you might be interested in creating some cool apps to sell in the Windows Store. Or maybe you’re simply curious and want to try your hand at developing for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. In either case, the newly released TouchDevelop...
  • Blog Post: Summit Illuminates Computer Science Research in Latin America

    I’m back home after an exciting and inspiring Microsoft Research Latin American Faculty Summit , which took place in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, from May 23 to 25. The 2012 Latin American Faculty Summit marked the eighth edition of a research event that started as my “brainchild” in 2005...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop a Hit with Students

    If you visit the University of Washington (UW), you’ll likely see students glued to their smartphones. That’s not surprising—smartphones seem to be everywhere now, and for students, these “computers in your pocket” have become constant digital companions. But on May 4–5...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Computer Science Educators—Inspiring the Next Generation

    Microsoft believes fervently in the promise of technology. It only follows that we have great interest in inspiring the next generation of computer scientists who will be technology leaders of tomorrow—possibly even as Microsoft employees. So it’s no surprise that Microsoft is a major supporter...
  • Blog Post: No CS Student Left Behind

    Computer Science Education Week ( CSEdWeek ), which took place this year from December 4 to 10 in the United States, is a celebration of computer science education. And while it’s a great idea to devote a week to recognizing the importance of this field, it’s a topic that demands year-round...
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