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  • Blog Post: A Long Way From The Osborne

    Growing up, I distinctly remember how technology first made its appearance in my life and how it evolved over time. My dad used to bring home from work his ginormous Osborne computer in the 80s, with its black screen, green typeface and no GUI (I played a lot of Zork on that thing). Computers gradually...
  • Blog Post: Secrets to Success for Women in Tech

    Occasionally, I am asked for career advice. Now, I *definitely* don’t have it all figured out (I work from home, and there are days when I’m still wearing whatever I slept in until about 5 minutes before the school bus brings my kiddo home from school), but I have collected a few nuggets...
  • Blog Post: What I Wish My Younger Self Could See

    I can’t say there is one moment when I decided that I would go into technology. Growing up, I was one of the geekiest kids that I knew. When other girls were talking about popular bands in high school, I was listening to ripped tapes of video game music. When other girls were going on dates, I...
  • Blog Post: An Open Letter to Future Women in Tech

    My Fellow Women in Tech and future colleagues, Let me first state that this professional path, was never something I intended and definitely something I never planned. I wasn’t a programming prodigy unless mastering Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing counts. I didn’t take computer science in...
  • Blog Post: Build Your First #IoT Project in a Weekend

    This project is part of our #idevthis series where we listen to what developers are most interested in and then share tutorials to make it easy to participate in the latest trends. Share your finished project or just tell us what you're most excited about using the #idevthis hashtag on Twitter. Overview...
  • Blog Post: Becoming a Better Programmer: Why Scott Krieder Became a Microsoft Student Partner

    This post is part of an ongoing series on preparing for a career in technology by the Microsoft Student Partner Program . For more career advice and to learn how you can get a jumpstart at your local university follow @MS_Student on Twitter and share your questions using the #WhyMSP hashtag. Scott...
  • Blog Post: Getting a Jumpstart in the Job Market: Why Ramsey Khadder Became a Microsoft Student Partner

    This post is part of an ongoing series on preparing for a career in technology by the Microsoft Student Partner Program . For more career advice and to learn how you can get a jumpstart at your local university follow @MS_Student on Twitter and share your questions using the #WhyMSP hashtag. Ramsey...
  • Blog Post: Leveling Up His Programming Skills: Why Alec Crow Became a Microsoft Student Partner

    This post is part of an ongoing series on preparing for a career in technology by the Microsoft Student Partner Program . For more career advice and to learn how you can get a jumpstart at your local university follow @MS_Student on Twitter and share your questions using the #WhyMSP hashtag. Alec...
  • Blog Post: Gearing Up For a Career in Tech: Why Justin Wunder Became a Microsoft Student Partner

    This post is part of an ongoing series on preparing for a career in technology by the Microsoft Student Partner Program . For more career advice and to learn how you can get a jumpstart at your local university follow @MS_Student on Twitter and share your questions using the #WhyMSP hashtag. Justin...
  • Blog Post: What Word of Advice Would You Give to Imagine Cup Contestants?

    This week, the University of Washington is sharing the role of host with Microsoft for this year's World Imagine Cup Finals . The event acts as a moment in time for communities and universities across the globe to celebrate student entrepreneurship and creativity. Most importantly, it's a ton of fun...
  • Blog Post: Trend to Follow: Women in Computer Science

    We are all familiar with success stories of men who code, but where are the women? As of now, female developers are few and far between in technology, and unfortunately it’s getting worse: Women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft U.S. Imagine Cup 2013 Finals: Virtual Event & Team Presentations Schedule!

    Don't miss the live stream of the 2013 U.S. Imagine Cup Finals this Monday, May 13 from 8:45 am - 2:15 pm PST! RSVP for the virtual event here . If you're reading this on the day of the event (5/13), you can catch the live stream on Channel 9 and on our Facebook page ! Team Presentations Schedule...
  • Blog Post: Lessons for Developers from Tom Kosnik

    Tom Kosnik, Professor at Stanford University, spoke at Microsoft Startup Boot Camp in Silicon Valley this week and shared his advice on how startups can successfully cater to their customers in a way that makes sense for their business goals. Here are the top 5 must-dos to help narrow your focus and...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Champs Talk Strategy, Tips, and Career Planning

    Developers sometimes feel that when it comes to their career they have a choice to make: build solutions for the greater good or focus on bringing home the bacon. We don’t think you have to choose one or the other, and we tracked down last year’s Imagine Cup winners to prove our point for...
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