A few weeks ago we announced the DreamSpark program which allows students free access to many Microsoft developer technologies.  I wanted to share with you something related to this program that I was impressed with this week. 


A young developer, Nathan, contacted me to share a project that he was able to create with the software he downloaded. 


Nathan recently downloaded XNA Game Studio Express and created his first game!  He found some code snippets on CodePlex and pulled together a fun little game incorporating his love of games with a little bit of humor over his student debt that he hopes to pay off with a career in software development.


I wish Nathan good luck with XNA studio and our other development tools as well as all the other students out there who have taken advantage of this program.