Aussie Imagine Cup site is now live…

Yes, the Australian Imagine Cup website is now live, and it looks AWESOME! I worked with Wunderman on this (they also did the Imagine Cup flyers that you plant and grow a tree out of) and I am very happy with the work they’ve done. Check it out. The other big news to note is this…

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XNA Gamefest presentations are now available online

Gamefest is probably the biggest game technology event on the Microsoft calendar. The 2007 conference hapened earlier this year (in the U.S, of course), and the presentations and some of the audio from speaker sessions have now been posted online for download. There’s some very useful stuff here f you’ve been playing with XNA. The best…

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New Victorian Government advertisement on greenhouse gas reductions

Cross posting from my Imagine Cup Australia blog:  You may very well have already seen this advert from the Victorian Government – it’s an advert encouraging people to reduce power usage and trying to cut harmful gas emissions (if you haven’t seen it, check out the ad below) I like this because it helps make the…

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‘Lecturer-only giveaway’ – free 2 day Microsoft Expression training course for lecturers / teachers

For those of you who haven’t heard, Expression Studio is Microsoft’s new web design tool offering. If you are a web design / multimedia lecturer (or similar), I have acquired 10 certificates for a 2 day Expression Studio training course to give away for free. The certificates come with no strings attached, and represent a good opportunity to learn…

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Student’s and Lecturer’s Guide to Free Microsoft Software

If you’re a student or an educator, you shouldn’t have to pay for Microsoft software. It’s that simple – if you’re a student, you’re probably cash strapped. If you’re an educator, you’re helping people build a better future. Trying to make money off students and educators is, IMHO, not right. Following my (very brief) presentation on…

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(What could be) Australia’s first XNA2.0 beta demo in Melbourne tomorrow.

OK, as many of you will know, ‘Mix On Campus’ is going down in Melbourne tomorrow from 10am to 4pm. Why would you know this? Because it’s all that I’ve been harping on about of late (you can get more details here). Anyway, amongst our esteemed guest presenters is Glenn Wilson, XNA / DirectX MVP and…

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Visual Studio 2008 is now available in MSDNAA

Visual Studio 2008 is now available for MSDNAA subscribers. Please contact your universitie’s MSDNAA administrator for more information. If your department would like to subscribe to MSDNAA please register at www.msdnaa.netMSDNAA provides you with the software and tools you need to teach your students the latest concepts in software and database design, architecture, coding, web design, multimedia…

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Ice Cube likes Silverlight?

I read this over on the Synergist blog… Ice Cube loves SIlverlight! Crazy – check it out for yourself…      

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QUT’s ’60Sox’ – linking young talent and industry.

This is one for the Aussie web / multimedia / digital arts students. 60sox is a (relatively) new web / social networking site that is aimed specifically at bridging the gaping void that exists when it comes to linking serious creative talent to people who want to pay big biscuits for that talent. I’d been told about…

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XNA Games Studio events in Sydney and Melbourne

Probably shouldn’t be blogging this because it could cannibalise my ‘Mix On Campus’ events which also feature XNA Games Studio sessions, but what they hey, it’s all good stuff. Nic Fillingham (Microsoft “Enthusiast Evangelist”) is back in town from his current Singapore base and has brought his buddy Pete Isensee with him. Apparently ” (Pete)’s not famous but…

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