Exploring Pi with Jupyter & Azure Notebooks

A guest post by Ben Curnow, Microsoft Student Partner from the University of Cambridge. Introduction Pi could end up being a questionable choice of topic to place within the title of this blog. Not only because computers are.. well… computers, and can only represent Pi to a finite precision. Ok, I admit, 2.7+ trillion digits…


Count down to World Wide finals of Imagine Cup

Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise, will host the Imagine Cup Championships, which you can watch via a special webcast at 9 a.m. PDT on Thursday, July 27. Interested in learning more about the Imagine Cup UK Imagine Cup 2017 Finalist Video Microsoft Helping Students to Start-ups taking their ideas to…


Cloud Computing & Skills for a Digital Workforce

Guest post by Derek Foster from The Lincoln School of Computer Science (LSoCS) The LSoCS recently moved into their new purpose-built Isaac Newton Building to support successful and ongoing growth. The building hosts new facilities for students include several fab-labs and large state-of-the-art computer labs. The School is currently driven on improving teaching and career…


Hosting and Performing Hackathons

I was asked to speak at the Microsoft Academic Conference, in Redmond this week and provide world wide academic some top tips for hosting hackathons here a quick summary of some top tips. Setting up Hackathons Step 1.  Lock Down a Venue Before you book an event space, make sure it has everything you need…


Using Shibboleth and Domain Connecting your Data Science Virtual Machine

Installing Shibboleth and federating it with your Office365 AAD A number of institutions have contact me asking how they can configure a Shibboleth server running on Windows Server or Linux. The following details are from Azure Engineers James Evans and Ashley Reason. Installing Shibboleth on Windows Please note: Shibboleth configuration XML file content is case…


Watch the World Wide Imagine Cup Finals

Welcome to the countdown for the Imagine Cup 2017 World Wide Finals The competition shows the true power of technology to unlock students’ innate creativity and ingenuity and helps them build the skills they’ll need in the modern workforce. In just a few short weeks, more than 50 teams of student developers will descend upon…


An Introduction to Mixed Reality game development with HoloLens and Unity

Image source: https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-hololens Guest post by Sondre Agledah, Microsoft Student Partner at University College London. I am a games programmer, excited to see how emerging technology can be used to make completely new and meaningful immersive experiences (and to be young enough to take full advantage of it!). Avid ROM hacker and karaoke enthusiast. Computer…


How to build your first Xamarin app

Guest Blog by Carmen Livia Ibanescu,  Microsoft Student Partner at University College London A little bit about myself My name is Carmen-Livia Ibanescu. I am currently a Computer Science Student at UCL and on the fall I will start my second year here. I am from Romania and I have been programming since high-school. Choosing…


Learning Haskell and using VSCode and Haskelly

This is a guest post by Nicholas Li, Undergraduate MEng student at Imperial College London and Microsoft Student Partner. Introduction I am Nick, and I grew up and studied in Hong Kong. I am currently studying in Computing at Imperial as a first year. Aside from Computing, my passions include Basketball, Badminton, as well as…


Heading to Seattle team SEAT from University College London

Guest blog by three computer science undergraduate students at University College London who have built t a proof of concept of a new tool, which enhances the experience of programming assignments for students and professors. Currently our team is Janós Potecki Marco Concetto Rudilosso Martí Serra Vivancos After having a first working proof of concept,…