Software changes the world – be proud to be part of it

One of the joys of working for Microsoft is the real world citizenship. That sounds really corporate, but what I mean is the ability to stand up and do the right thing. Microsoft of course does lots locally and internationally as befits a successful company. But its the ability to do stuff as an individual…

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Awaiting the 2008 First LEGO League challenge

All around the world, thousands of young people, teachers, parents and supporters are awaiting the publication of the 2008 First LEGO League challenge. Not due until Friday 5th Sept, teams only have to wait one more day. The First LEGO League is one of many technology and science based challenges run by the US charity…

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Get kids programming with Wowwee bots!

Getting children into science and technology is one of the big challenges facing UK education today. Getting kids into programming is even harder. Or it used to be. Yesterday I met up with Jane Braybrook and Peter Kibble of Q4 Technologies. Jane (a Teacher) and Peter (a .net developer) have built an Integrated Development Environment(IDE)…

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