September, 2006

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About the UK Academic Team Blog

The Microsoft Academic team is here to support the teaching and learning of technology in UK universities. We do this in a number of ways including:

  • events for academics and students

  • competitions such as the Imagine Cup

  • delivering talks and demos at your campus

  • running pilot projects using key new technologies

If you would like to contact us to find out how we can support you then please email

 Academic Team

We are:

Top Left: Andy Sithers - Academic Team Lead

Top Centre: Anna Liza Lomibao - Student Marketing

Top Right: Ben Coley - Academic Developer Evangelist Intern

Centre Left: Allison McVety - Academic Information Manager

Centre Right: Ed Dunhill - Academic Developer Evangelist

Bottom Left: Kat Wilbey - Academic Marketing Programmes Manager

Bottom Centre: Mark Johnston - Marketing Lead

Bottom Right: Muhammad Walji - Marketing Intern

  • UK Academic Team Blog

    ConferenceXP Training Available Online

    A ConferenceXP training session was held on 15/6/2005. This provided a fast-paced, one-day class on Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, and Microsoft Visual C#®. It was designed for professional developers or advanced computer science students...
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    ConferenceXP Developers Workshop 2006

    Microsoft Research and the ConferenceXP Project Team will host a two-day ConferenceXP workshop for researchers, educators, developers, users and administrators on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3, 2006 in Bellevue, Washington. The ConferenceXP...
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    Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Virtual Launch Event

    Keynote Streamed LIVE from MS Studios: November 1, 2006, 8:00am PST Get up to speed on the latest technology portfolio of tools and OS components by attending the Windows Embedded Virtual Launch Event. Attendees get hands-on with...
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    Call for Papers - Games Developement in Computer Science Education

    We've just launched the website for the Microsoft Academic Days on Game Development in Computer Science Education (February 22-25, 2007). You can view the details at: PLEASE NOTE: The Paper Submission Deadline is November 5, 2006 Andy
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    Funding Opportunity: Gaming in Computer Science

    My colleagues in Microsoft Research have just announced a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the creation of curriculum and other resources that utilise gaming paradigms to enhance the teaching of core computer science concepts. It's building on the work...
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    Developer Developer Developer!!!

    Wow! The stunning developer fest that is DDD, is returning to Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Part, on 2 December. What is it? DDD is all about developers learning, sharing and interacting with each other in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. It's a...
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    A great cv-booster for your students!

    It's that time of year again! We're looking for the best and brightest students to come and drink some Microsoft Kool-aid. I should mention that this is UK-flavored Kool-aid, the best there is. I'm inviting you to nominate your students to become Microsoft...
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