Stanford CS194: Senior Software Design resources from Microsoft

CS194: Senior Project was one of my favorite classes at Stanford, because it was an opportunity to build a project based on societal needs using the coolest technology out there.  My team designed and implemented a project leveraging the Nintendo Wiimote; but today with the Kinect for Windows sensor, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Azure,…

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Hey students! Want to win great prizes like Windows Azure Platform passes, Kinect for Windows sensors, up to $8000 USD, and a free trip to Australia?

Round 1 submission deadlines for concept designs are rapidly approaching, so get in your great ideas! The Imagine Cup Challenges are open to students from all over the world:          Kinect Fun Labs Challenge  (deadline: March 6)          Windows Metro Style App Challenge  (2 quizzes left: Quiz 5 is 2/28, Quiz 6 is 3/6)         …

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Now that you have your HTML5 developer tools, check out these 10 HTML5 web designer tools

Maybe you’ve attended a free HTML5 WebCamp or you’re planning on attending an upcoming DevCamp.  Either way, you should be equipped with developer tools like WebMatrix, Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, or even Visual Studio.  You’re seeing how well IE9 supports your HTML5 web app and checking out what’s to come in IE10. Now that…

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Free DevCamps: Learn HTML5, Windows Phone, and Azure all in one day!

Developer Camps (DevCamps for short) are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned.  Where else can you get so much good stuff all in a day?  DevCamp may even have Disneyland beat, and this is…

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Alice’s Top 5 DreamSpark freebies for students

One of the most powerful resources students have from Microsoft is DreamSpark, which gives students and educators powerful software to enable them to develop apps, games, tools, and designs. Here are my 5 favorite fun picks for students, in no particular order; because these tools really enable students to develop projects that can make an…

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