McGill students providing rural health care with a phone, Windows 8 and the cloud

At the Canadian Imagine Cup, two students from McGill university try to address the challenge of providing healthcare in rural areas using a Windows Phone application, the cloud, and a Windows 8 application. Their solution earned them 3rd place at the Canadian Imagine Cup Finals. The Problem: India is one of the world’s largest countries,…

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The world needs more geek girls

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being involved at an event that exposed grade 5 & 6 girls to science and technology, the event was fun but it does address a serious issue: the shortage of girls in computer science and engineering. My son covered his ears as the girls screamed, cheering on their teacher…

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Meet the Software Design Finalists for Canadian Imagine Cup

Meet the teams who will be vying for title of Canadian Imagine Cup champions and a trip to Australia to represent Canada at the Canadian Imagine Cup Finals Monday April 30th at the University of Waterloo. Last week our judges had to make the difficult decision of which three Canadian teams to invite to our…

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Tips and gotchas for Windows Phone: Road Trip Runner

This series features interviews with student Windows Phone app developers who share the lessons they learned building windows phone applications. This week’s interview features Kam Shing (Joe) Yip a student from Concordia University who built a game called Road Trip Runner To see more stories like this go here. Could you briefly describe your application/game?…


Who the heck is Craig Mundie? And What does Microsoft Research do?

Craig Mundie is visiting the University of Toronto tomorrow October 6th, and McGIll university Friday October 7th. This is a big deal! Why? In the words of Inigo Montoya “Let me ‘splain” Craig Mundie is the Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft. Microsoft Research is where some of the coolest stuff happens. I know…

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