WOWZAPP 2012: Want to get involved?

I’m truly excited about WOWZAPP 2012: Worldwide Hackathon for Windows, and it’s great to see all these cities from all over the world joining the party. But what happens if you want to be part of this thing but don’t have a local place to go? Why not run your own WOWZAPP 2012 mini-party? We’ll…


WOWZAPP 2012: The Worldwide Hackathon for Windows

I’ve been quiet the past few months. Really ever since Imagine Cup, I’ve been head down, planning, scheming, organizing and generally hiding away while I got ready. Ready for what? Ready for this: WOWZAPP 2012 – the world’s first worldwide hackathon for Windows! WOWZAPP 2012 will run in dozens of countries around the globe –…


Windows Store Access for Students

We just announced that the Windows Store is now open for individual developers. This means that now ALL developers, regardless of their status as indie dev, corporate coder, student or startup programmer, in any of the 120 supported countries, can register on the Windows Store and start submitting apps. Today’s announcement includes an additional 89…


Windows 8 Development Links

  With the general availability of Windows 8 rapidly approaching (October 26, if you missed the news) I thought it might of benefit to publish a number of handy links for people to use if they’re getting into developing their own apps. First up, if you’re looking for support, check out this page first:….


Courses for Windows 8

If you’re teaching development in a school or college and want to bring your content up to date with the latest technologies, Microsoft has published three courses you can use directly in your classes. The three courses are of different lengths and are designed for different class audience specific fields of study, so hopefully you’ll…


Game Design Winners Announced!

The World Festival of Imagine Cup 2012 is on right now in Sydney, Australia and I’m ecstatic to announce the winners of the two Game Design competitions!   Xbox/Windows First Place – TANG Thai – Thailand – Verdant Fantasy Second Place – The Doers – Brazil – Do More Third Place – Hotfix – Belgium…


Final Six for Software Design Announced

Just minutes ago the top six teams were announced for the Software Design competition of Imagine Cup here in Sydney, Australia. Congratulations to all of the teams who participated but for the top six, a big extra WELL DONE and GOOD LUCK! The six are: uCHAMPsys – Taiwan quadSquad – Ukraine Coccolo – Japan MobileEye…


Top Ten for Game Design

Congratulations to the top five teams in the two Game Design tracks for progressing to the final round of presentations! I thought all twenty games at the Worldwide Finals here in Sydney, Australia completely rocked and the judges were constantly raving about and in awe of the quality of entries. Game Design – Xbox/Windows Radiant…


Top Twenty Software Design Finalist Teams

Just moments ago we announced the top twenty teams at the Imagine Cup worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia! Congratulations to ALL of the teams that competed today and good luck to the top twenty who have to prepare and continue to compete over the coming days! In the random order that they were announced: Coccolo…


Imagine Cup 2012 Game Design Finalists – Phone

Just as impressive as the games in my last post, here are the ten finalists headed to Sydney to compete for the Game Design Phone category of Imagine Cup. You’ll see a great variety of countries, game concepts and pretty much everything else, and all of this on the Windows Phone. I want to reiterate…