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Imagine Cup Registrations
Hello Everyone, Interest for the Imagine Cup has been strong and we can confirm the various categories are now open for competition. From experience we know that the next couple of months will be key in getting great UK representation in the Imagine Cup. Here are just a few of the reasons for ...
9 Dec 2008
Microsoft Certification for Windows Embedded CE 6.0
Hello All, I know that many of you are considering incorporating the Microsoft Certification Program into your curricula so that graduating students supplement their degrees with an industry recognised certification. With this in mind I thought you might like to know about the the free Preparation...
25 Sep 2008
Windows Embedded Seminars
Last week I posted news about the Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems Event at TVP on 21st October. Following on from that post, I’d also like to tell you about a series of online seminars relating to specific aspects of Windows Embedded technology. While not perhaps for those of you already...
28 Aug 2008
Microsoft Tech-Ed 2007 Conference DVD sets to give away
Good morning, I thought I’d start the week with a give-away of the ten Tech-Ed Conference DVD sets sitting on my desk. So, if you live in the UK and would like me to pop one in the post to you, email me your address details and the first ten to reply will get the goodies. Have a good week. ...
4 Aug 2008
remix UK – a 48 hour conversation
Hi Everyone If you have been wondering 'where next for the web?' this event might just be for you and there is an early bird saving for the first three hundred people to book. Click here to reserve a place. And if you have any ideas for a topic you would like to see presented at re mix UK and have a...
25 Jul 2008
Films for Learning
One of the exciting new projects being demonstrated at the BETT show this year is the Films for Learning Project. I know that many of you work with your feeder schools to establish links, provide extra curricular activities and to foster enthusiasm for Computer Science and Engineering subjects and I...
10 Jan 2008
Inspiration Tour Update
With 17 dates behind them and another 37 yet to come, Ed and Ben are having a great impact on the students that they present to as part of the Inspiration Tour . We love to get feedback, both good and bad but our favourite so far is: The talk you gave today was absolutely awesome, as were the demos....
22 Nov 2007
Embedded Technologies in UK Universities
This year we have been running an Embedded Technologies Pilot Project with a number of UK Universities... Westminster UWE Aberystwyth Hull Hertfordshire Wolverhampton Birmingham Staffordshire Glasgow Caledonian London Metropolitan Manchester Metropolitan Lancaster ...with the aim of exploring how best...
13 Nov 2007
The Imagine Cup 2008
Those of you who have already hosted the Inspiration Tour will know that the Imagine Cup is a really exciting opportunity for students this year and includes some great new categories. In the UK we are even adding extra value. The key points are: 1. There are 9 competitions for all interests and skill...
31 Oct 2007
Whatever happened to Tech Talks?
This is a question I have been asked a lot of late and the answer is that they are still available upon request. At Gamecity tomorrow we will be announcing a list of talks focused on games development, these will be presented by a range of speakers from Rare, our game studios. We are also developing...
24 Oct 2007
Tales from the Inspiration Tour
The Inspiration Tour is underway and our presenters Ed Dunhill and Ben Coley have so far presented at Manchester Metropolitan University and Staffordshire University. Check out their blogs to read comments from the students and to access links to some great accompanying resources. Next they are off...
11 Oct 2007
The Microsoft Inspiration Tour
Last week we announced that we are sending our team on the road from October to March to talk to your students. The response has been excellent and sadly I have to report that ALL of the Wednesday slots before Christmas have now been taken. There are still a few Tuesday and Thursday slots available this...
27 Sep 2007
We’re very excited in the Academic team, we’re just about to launch the “Inspiration Tour” and we can’t wait to go out and meet you all. Ed Dunhill Ed and Ben will be out on the road during the next six months, so why not take a look at our Inspiration Tour web page...
21 Aug 2007
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