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  • Blog Post: Vote for the Imagine Cup People’s Choice Award

    It’s that time of the year again: Imagine Cup People’s Choice Award !!! The People’s Choice award is part of the Imagine Cup. What is the Imagine Cup? The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Microsoft invites all eligible students to use their imagination and...
  • Blog Post: Develop a Windows Phone Game, Win A Dell Alienware M18x Gaming Rig

    Back in October, when I announced a series of HTML5 Game Camp Events , I suggested that if you think learning how to develop video games is of little value, then you’re quite mistaken. I commented that the list of top apps in any of the major mobile phone marketplaces are virtually all GAMES!  That...
  • Blog Post: NYC’s Own Chevon Christie Named ‘Microsoft Tech Student of the Month’

    The folks over at the Microsoft Tech Student (MTS) blog have just named NYC’s own Chevon Christie as their “ January 2012 Tech Student of the Month ”.  Congratulations to Chevon! This a recognition well deserved! Chevon, a student at Hunter College in NYC, has an impressive story which is told in...
  • Blog Post: Big App On Campus!

    Are you a college student?  Know someone who is?  Then here is an opportunity you won’t want to miss out on: A trip to SxSW in March with a special musical experience! Details from my colleague Ed Donahue …   We see new, amazing experiences created every day by student developers...
  • Blog Post: Rock Paper Azure At YOUR User Group Or Class

    Do you lead a User Group? Are you part of one? Are you a professor?  Teach a programming or cloud computing class of any sort?  If you’re looking for an activity that will mix fun and learning among friends, consider hosting your own Rock Paper Azure Challenge !   The RPA Challenge...
  • Blog Post: Games, Games, And More Games With Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the HTML5 Game Camps going on this month and December. ( NYC is 12/9 & Penn State is 12/14 .)  There’s a lot going on when it comes to gaming… not just playing them, but also developing them.  If you’ve got the bug and want to try you hand at developing...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Game Camps In November & December 2011

    Like playing games?  Ever thought about learning how to make your own games? Yeah, I’m sure we all have, but who has time for that?! We’re all too busy doing our day jobs coding web and/or business applications.  Probably, your boss might not approve of you spending a day learning how to build...
  • Blog Post: NYC Imagine Cup Kick Off – 11/04/2010 (and welcome Andrew Parsons)

    Two big announcements to share with you today:  First off, the Imagine Cup is coming to NYC in 2011!  Second, Andrew Parsons is coming to NYC next week! Who’s Andrew Parsons? And why am I addressing this first when I just said it’s the second announcement I have for today?  Hopefully,...
  • Blog Post: NYC Imagine Cup Kick Off – 11/4/2010 (and welcome Andrew Parsons!)

    Two big announcements to share with you today:  First off, the Imagine Cup is coming to NYC in 2011!  Second, Andrew Parsons is coming to NYC next week! Who’s Andrew Parsons? And why am I addressing this first when I just said it’s the second announcement I have for today?  Hopefully,...
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