Interesting Links 9 July 2012

I am writing this from Irvine California where I have come for the CSTA CS & IT Conference. I have already had a bunch of great conversations with people who arrived yesterday. The networking (a fancy word for meeting great new people and spending time with others I have known and respected for years) is…


Computational Fairy Tales the Book

Just about a year ago I wrote a post about a Computational Fairy Tale blog (Computational Tales) Briefly Dr. Jeremy Kubica, software engineer and manager at Google, has been putting together a set of examples of CS concepts written as fairy tales. Well today I received an email telling me that the blog was now…


Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons – Coming July to September

A new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon!  These are special two-day events, with a DevCamp on day one featuring a full day of sessions plus an InstallFest, followed on day two by a Hackathon with Lightning Talks where you can bring app ideas to life with Microsoft and community experts on…


Teaching Teachers

Next week is the CSTA Computer Science & Information Technology Conference in Irvine CA. I’m taking part in a session on July 10th covering phone app development. I’m a little nervous about it. Partly that is because I am one of three people presenting different development environments for different types of phones. You know I…

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Microsoft Research Faculty Summit Live Stream 2012

I received this news from the ACM recently. The Microsoft Research Faculty Summit will be available live  for the public this year. I’ve ben fortunate enough to attend this event a couple of times and it is a unique event that mixes industry researchers and academic researchers across the computer science community. It mixes sub…

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Where is the computer science at ISTE?

My prime focus at Microsoft is K-12 computer science education. While I am very interested in various areas of using technology in education I basically get paid to promote Microsoft programs and products in computer science. It’s become harder and harder for me to justify attending the annual ISTE conference because there are fewer and…

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Interesting Links 2 July 2012

I was pretty quiet last week. Some family stuff going on kept me away from work and (largely) off the Internet. Still over the last few days I have been catching up with things and I have captured a few good links. Several of them I would normally have posted as complete blog posts but…

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