Building Your First Node.js App and Publishing to Azure

Hello everybody! In this blog post, I am going to be talking about publishing open source code on Azure, compiled in Node.js, written using a free Microsoft-made text editor program called Visual Studio Code, and stored publicly in GitHub, an open source repository. Learn how to build your very first Node.js app and publish it…

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Export a Game from Unity to Windows 8.1

Publishing to the Windows Store You’ve been working hard on creating a polished, fully-functional video game in Unity, and now you’re finally ready to publish it to the app stores! When you want to export your game to the Windows Store, here is a walk-through for how to do it.  Prerequisites: In order to build apps for Windows…

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Northwestern University International Women’s Hackathon

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., I co-ran an event that reached 12 college students, ages 18-25, that were 100% women and 91.7% ethnic minorities. The theme of this hackathon was a Disaster Response Challenge: “Build a game to help organizations & communities prepare for effective response after natural disasters.” Microsoft provided personnel and prizes (water bottles, headphones,…

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App Building Learning Journey #2: Published Apps!

I present to you: My first venture into publishing a Universal App (for Windows 8.1 computers & phones)! My publisher and developer name is Saelia, just like my twitter handle, @Saelia. You can search for this in the stores to find my apps. Link to download “Sarah Says” app for the Windows 8.1 (computer) Store: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/sarah-says/b88123dd-b8dd-48a6-950b-e579f71b3805…

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App Building Learning Journey #1: Misadventures

As of August 5, 2014, I have built three mobile apps for Windows so far.  All of them have turned into a different idea then what I originally set out to build.  First App: “George Takei Media” for Windows Phone 8.1 Set out to make: Microsoft Acronym Glossary phone app They throw so many acronyms at us here, it’s…

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First Week of Work Highlights

Describe your typical workday (what tasks you have to do for your job). Nothing is “typical” yet, first of all. It’s a 40-hour work week, but definitely not a 9-5 type of job. This week I am going through New Employee Orientation and shadowing a more senior Tech Evangelist, Martin Schray, so I can get to…

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