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  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2008 - Paris by Ed Dunhill, Academic Developer Evangelist - http://blogs.msdn.com/edunhill

    Last week I was in Paris at the Worldwide Finals of the Imagine Cup, in this months article I'll introduce you to the competition, some of the best entries and the overall experience in Paris. So what's it all about? The Imagine Cup is the world's largest student technology competition and is open...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup on The Register

    As you may or may not know, the winners of the UK Imagine Cup are blogging about their trials and tribulation on The Register-Developer ( http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/imagine_cup/ ). It’s been interesting so far to see what the boys have been up-to and we have got a lot out of it. So waht about the...
  • Blog Post: UK Imagine Cup Boy Discovered!

    Ever heard of Jo Hemmerlein? Neither had we, until the other day he dropped the UK academic team a hello. Quote from Jo’s e-mail: “… obviously someone came up with the idea to give the Imagine Cup UK a face ( http://www.microsoft.com/uk/academia/imaginecup/2006/default.mspx )... so I couldn't resist...
  • Blog Post: Have I got news for you!

    Imagine Cup UK Finals 06, first hand review and results! Arriving at St. Anne’s Manor, after what can only be described as the most tedious taxi journey of my life, I was looking forward to meet the teams who would be fighting it out to be this years UK Imagine Cup Finalists. Fame, fortune, X-Box...
  • Blog Post: A Fibonacci Solution in Monad!

    Little did I know, but one of my compatriots cracked my mini-challenge to re-implement the fib. sequence in MSH using recurssion! If you are interested, jump over to his blog and check out the solution : Warning: Solution!
  • Blog Post: The results are in!

    Just dropping a quick reminder to anyone who entered the 'Win a X-Box 360' student newsletter competittion, ( it only took an e-mail to enter!) that the results are in. The results will be in the next studentzine which will be out sometime today (it's in the oven, getting hard baked). So make sure you...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Email - 9 Days To Go

    Only 9 days to go to the Round One deadline! If you have already completed & submitted your Round One entry for the Software Design Challenge - well done! Remember to take a look at the previous two communications (listed below on from Mint Source) for things you should now be preparing for...
  • Blog Post: Cider to help the XAML go down!

    An Introduction to XAML, Cider and all things WPF: by Andy Sithers Let me begin with a confession. I’m laughably untalented as an artist – I constantly struggle to out-draw my 6-year old, and my 3-year old’s appreciation of colour and form leaves me standing. In fact, so challenged am I that if you...
  • Blog Post: Presenting at the UK Imagine Cup finals - oh my....

    Nearly every Computing degree in the UK requires, at some point, students to get up in front of their peers and lecturers and talk about a piece of work or project they have completed towards their degree mark. Having been one of those students and had the opportunity at Microsoft to sit on some of those...
  • Blog Post: More Hints, Tips & Info for Imagine Cup

    Hello, Hope things are going well! :-) Here is some more important information for you around the Software Design Challenge - let us know if you have any questions at uksdc06@microsoft.com Many of you will be already thinking about what you need to do if you are deemed a UK Top 10 Finalist ... If so...
  • Blog Post: UK Imagine Cup Email Reminder to student competitors

    Thanks for signing up to the Imagine Cup Software Design Challenge (SDC) - here is some important information you should be aware of & action as soon as possible. If you have any questions then please email uksdc06@microsoft.com Wishing you the very best of luck in the competition! 1st March...
  • Blog Post: Want to meet the UK finalists for the Imagine Cup 2006?

    Your invitation to The Imagine Cup UK Final Event The UK Software Design Challenge (SDC) is the most high profile challenge of the Imagine Cup 2006 and, for the fourth successive year, is set to pitch some of the UK’s most talented teams of young technologists against each other in a bid to create...
  • Blog Post: Get your electric beaters out!

    MIX 06 is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the rise of Web 2.0.0.1, AJAX, Atlas with a competition. Turn the oven onto pre-heat; and I will get you clued-up. What is MIX 06? The web is evolving and new versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox just around the corner there is a lot of new...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Designer Tools now available as a CTP

    Microsoft WinFX technology is going to provide a framework on which to build the next generation of Windows applications with exciting, revolutionary user interfaces that will elevate user experience (UX) to the next level. One key to that is enabling designers and developers to work closer together...
  • Blog Post: Leading the search for the next Bill Gates!

    Demonstrating what can be achieved with .NET and its use in large enterprise systems or as a platform for new technology start-ups is something that can be done with whitepapers, evidence, demonstrations, testing but what isn’t always shown is how much innovation can be achieved in a short period of...
  • Blog Post: SHEEP INVADES Microsoft UK! & Win a 360

    It was a typical morning in Thames Valley Park, the UK Headquarters of Microsoft. Business men talked margins, developers talked Hex and all was peaceful. An overwhelming smell of fresh grass and drops of sunlight sprinkled the air. No one realized what would happen next… The following is a photographic...
  • Blog Post: Bug Hunt!

    Pedantic literary types love to dissect the simplest of English phrases and run amok with their often trivial corrections! So, what does the computer world have to rival the unfaltering persistence of these chaps? Bug finders! What takes more patience, and thought than pouring over line after line of...
  • Blog Post: What’s in a name?

    Choosing a name for your Imagine Cup team can be a complex, and important decision. The following is a few tips to get you going: Relevant – The name should tell your audience what the product does in a succinct way! Catchy – When people see your name you want it to be well embedded into their...
  • Blog Post: Games Resources and all that jazz...

    Having played my X-Box 360 to death over Christmas (yes I finally got one!), and in the process forgetting all my coding skills, it was time to give the brain a bit of post-holiday clean out. What better way than to get the low-down on Direct-X programming?! The following are a bunch of useful resources...
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: (DVDGone) PDC post conference DVD up for grabs...

    ...to the first UK reader to email in to ukacinfo@microsoft.com (please supply a postal address). I have a spare copy and the wealth of technology that is coming down the line I would like to spread the knowledge to any of the 5 readers of Mint Source :) Mark
  • Blog Post: Mint Source Competition - Win an Xbox 360

    It's competition time…. We need Mint Source Evidence ! We are looking for great examples of how Mint Source is making his mark around the country and need your help! To be in the running to win a cool new Xbox 360 pack with 2 games all you need to do is take a photograph of Mint Source to show...
  • Blog Post: How to register for the Imagine Cup....JUST DO IT!

    With only a slight hint of tourettes this is a no nonsense quick'n'easy guide for all students who are *interested* in the Imagine Cup! Why register? Well, if you have a slight interest in any of the invitationals you should register by signing up on the dedicated Imagine Cup site http://thespoke...
  • Blog Post: Bill Gates, Einstein and Beckham?

    What do Bill Gates, David Beckham and Einstein all have in common? Watch this little video from the UK Academic team to find out! http://www.studentpartner.com/Imagine_Students.wmv Ian (Currently Good Sheep)
  • Blog Post: Have a Top Tip?...Win an Xbox

    The UK Academic team wants to offer you a way to get your hands on a great Xbox Video Game Console just in time for Christmas. So what do you have to do? First things first, sign up to the UK Studentzine https://www.microsoft.com/uk/academia/studentzine/ and look out for the Top Tips section in the next...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live!

    Have you heard of Windows Live? http://www.live.com is the location of the newest Microsoft web service. Live.com also provides facilities for developers to create gadgets and customize their online experience, check out http://start.com/developer/ . As if that wasn’t enough, the Live community has been...
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