Hour of Code – Why Computer Science Education Matters

This week we celebrate Computer Science Education Week, and many people will also be participating in Code.org’s “Hour of Code.”  I’ve been an advocate of Computer Science education for years as a Technology Evangelist for Microsoft, as a volunteer in an AP Computer Science class, and as a parent of three children.  Despite all of…

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Imagine Cup teams on their way to the White House!

For those who aren’t already in “the know” (which usually includes me), there is a Science and Engineering Festival in DC going on in DC (http://www.usasciencefestival.org/ – it started on 10/10 and goes to 10/24). This week commences with a science fair that is being held at the White House.  Yes, THE White House.  Capital…

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Students see the forest through the tweets – the US Imagine Cup Finals

I’ve openly lamented about the challenges that the U.S. faces with the decline in technical student enrollment and what I have perceived as a lack of enthusiasm for technical jobs among American students.  To be competitive into the future, we need graduates with strong technical skills and a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit… and, unfortunately, the macro…

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US Imagine Cup: People’s Choice – voting ends April 24 at midnight PST. Vote for your favorite Student application now!

For those who haven’t heard of Imagine Cup – it’s a Worldwide software development competition for students.  We’re holding the US Finals in Washington DC this weekend – where the best of the best (the final 10) will be judged to determine the US winner.  Good luck to everyone! There’s also a “People’s Choice” award…

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