Why is technology so important? Hear from developers and architects from all around the world

This is an excellent video about the importantance of technology and the impact Microsoft is having in this industry. The video provides an insight into how the industry (developers/architects) perceive the value of Microsoft technology and the significance of software development. If you are interested in becoming a developer or would like to start playing…

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Want something fun to do this summer?

With University and High School exams nearly over, you are fast approaching the holiday period which means a few months of doing ummm not much… The Imagine Cup is a great way to kill some time and take part in an amazing competition + be in the running for some really cool prizes including $$$….

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Small Basic for Beginner Developers

Small Basic has been designed specifically for novice developers. The easy to use programming language allows beginners to get a clear understanding of the fundamentals of programming and have lots of fun on the way. Small Basic is available for download- Click here. Also check out the Small Basic Blog and Small Basic forums for…

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‘Liberation Day’- Microsoft CEO visiting Sydney

Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer will be in Sydney on the 6th of November presenting at a one-off event designed specifically for the Australian developer community. Ballmer, a long time advocate and supporter of the global developer community will look to inspire and inform the audience on the latest developments taking place in the developer space…

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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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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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Free web developer event in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Long time readers of this blog will know that ‘Mix On Campus’ has been talked about for quite some time now – if you haven’t already registered, you can do so at http://mixoncampus.spaces.live.com. Well the speaker schedule for all 3 cities is finally up, and I have to say, I’m surprised at the interest members…

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Can you build Sidebar Gadgets? Are you under 30? Sweet, here have some Vista Ultimate.

Si-Mi.com are a relatively new startup coming out of Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne is probably Australia’s cultural hub, so it’s fitting that a site supporting artists would be based there. Featuring all user-generated content, Si-Mi’s motto is “Be Seen. Get Paid” – instead of a wealthy few getting paid for the hard work of others (as seems to…

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And they said I.T. salaries weren't competitive...

Know a little about developing with AJAX? How does US$200-240k per year sound… http://ajaxian.com/archives/ajax-web-developer-240k-per-year-with-only-one-catch This would be an adventure of a lifetime!

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Redmond comb Australia (again) to find latest Microsoft Interns

Good morning friends! The lovely Carrie Read and Michelle le Cour, Microsoft’s U.S graduate recruiting angels, are coming back to our shores later this year to interview students for technical intern roles for students at MS’s Redmond headquarters! Be damned, brain drain, be damned! Oh well, Australia’s loss is the world’s gain, I guess. In all seriousness, to…

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