Got Game: How to Keep Girls Interested in Computer Science

Greta article over on EduTopia about getting high school girls interested in technology. When the regular school day ends at Maryland’s Springbrook High School, the fun begins in earnest for girls who are part of an after-school club that focuses on game programming. They not only excel at technology challenges, says their teacher, Pat Yongpradit,…

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Tufts University XNA Gaming Projects Showcased on App Hub

Ming Chow, a professor at Tufts University, chatted with us about the course he teaches using XNA Game Studio, and chats about his class, the goals, and what he hopes students get out of it. We also chat with a group of his students who competed in Imagine Cup 2010 with their game, Nanobots!. Read…

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Curious about Windows Phone 7–Check out this extensive review

Greg Kumparak has written an extensive review over at MobileCrunch about Windows Phone 7 with lots of pictures and details on how the phone functions. Read it… Technorati Tags: Windows Phone 7,MobileCrunch,WP7

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Mayor Bloomberg, Steve Ballmer announce Imagine Cup 2011

The International finals of Imagine Cup 2011 will be held in NYC in July 2011. Today Mayor Bloomberg and Steve Ballmer announced the event. Technorati Tags: Imagine Cup,Ballmer,Bloomberg

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New York City’s government is moving to Microsoft’s cloud

From the article… A $20 million deal between the Bloomberg administration and the Redmond, Wash., computing giant announced Wednesday that it will consolidate software and hardware operated by individual agencies onto Internet-based computer “clouds.” They allow software, documents and other data normally stored on local hard drives and servers to be accessed through the Internet….

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Cloud Storage by David Platt

David Platt of the Harvard University Extension School and CEO of Rolling Thunder Computing has created a 3 lecture series on Cloud Computing for students. This third lecture covers all the various cloud storage potions, what is provided by the top cloud vendors and then uses Windows Azure to demonstrate the non-relational storage options blobs,…

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Cloud Application Architecture Patterns by David Platt

David Platt of the Harvard University Extension School and CEO of Rolling Thunder Computing has created a 3 lecture series on Cloud Computing for students. This second lecture introduces distributed computing concepts and a set of application architecture patterns that are popular with cloud based solutions. David then uses a Windows Azure based applications that…

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Introduction to Cloud Computing by David Platt

David Platt of the Harvard University Extension School and CEO of Rolling Thunder Computing has created a 3 lecture series on Cloud Computing for students. This first lecture provides an introduction to Cloud Computing and covers the historical background, definitions of Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service and…

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Ideas for Citizen-facing Phone Apps

A forum for posting application ideas has been launched… Phones are becoming ubiquitous and are powerful application delivery platforms. Governments have a wealth of open data and services that citizens can benefit from. This forum is for citizens to share their ideas about applications they would find useful. It is also for potential application developers…

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Windows Phone apps look good, different than iPhone’s

Wilson Rothman writes on Technolog @ MSNBC …When I skimmed through [the Windows Phone 7 Apps], I got a familiar feeling: The Bibles, the tip calculators, the flashlights, the fart makers, the bus trackers, all of the hallmarks of the iPhone App Store are already cropping up. But instead of being direct ports from the…

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