UCT Wins Imagine Cup 2010 SA Local Finals

Yes the Imagine Cup SA Finals have come and gone and we have a winner that will represent South Africa at the worldwide finals in New York in July 2011. Team KOMODO, four students from the University of Cape Town’s Information Systems Department namely, Richard Sadie, Pieter Roodt, Junaid Parker and Mohammed Irfaan Imamdin have…

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WebsiteSpark Promo: get shoX sound!

The first 20 new sites that are deployed on the WebsiteSpark program between now and 14 February 2011 (think of it as a Valentine’s gift to yourself) will get a shoX mini speaker – so you’ll be able to share your music wherever you are. In the interests of spreading some goodwill and cheer; only…

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Imagine Cup SA Local Finals 2010–Kick-Off

Imagine Cup SA 2010 Local finals kick off today – 6th of December 2010! Students from around the country will be showcasing their projects and solutions that they have been working on for the past few months. The competition has been pleasantly competitive over the years. I have no doubt that this year will be…

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Silverlight 5; going to be HOT HOT HOT

Silverlight Firestarter took place yesterday (last night) in Seattle. You can still watch online on demand, but here’s the highlights; The family is growing: Big daddy WPF, Slinky Silverlight and HTML5 Jnr are now all part of the future vision. Great media enhancements: Adding hardware support so you can watch a 1080p stream live and…

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Johannesburg: Community Night – 14 December 2010

Community Night is Coming Back After last month’s launch of Community Night in Johannesburg we’re doing it again (and we will be doing it every month from now on, on the second Tuesday of every month). As a Christmas treat, we’ll have an Xbox 360 Kinect available for you to play with. Come along –…

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Want to win a Joshua Davis skateboard or $500 voucher?

(South Africans are NOT excluded from this one – bonus!) Making the web beautiful with HTML5 The MIX Online team worked with Joshua Davis Studios, to create the Endless Mural for the Microsoft IE9 launch. We’re now launching Okapi, an open-source framework to create your own digital, generative art in HTML5. It allows you to…

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Developers and the Process Paradox

I recently moved into Developer Solution Specialist role. This role has a decent amount of focus around application lifecycle management. As such, I have been spending a decent amount of time talking about development and testing processes. The one interesting bit that has struck me is the concept around process and developers. Consider this. An…

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Silverlight Firestarter Online: 2 December 2010

Some (or many) of you may have read various articles and wondered “What’s up with Microsoft and Silverlight?” Well, contrary to some it’s still going strong, still a long-term investment for us and still a major part of our online strategy. So now that that’s out the way, the Silverlight Firestarter event that was announced…

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Slides from Application Lifecycle Management event

We recently delivered, with Notion Solutions, an event focussed around Application Lifecycle Management using Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio. Most of the day was demos, done by Chris Menegay and Colin Dembovsky, showing various aspects of ALM including requirements management, project management, source control, build automation, and testing. There was a presentation at the…

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Free Training! Windows Phone 7 Jump Start

MVP, Rudi Grobler, will be delivering free training on development for Windows Phone 7 and has asked us to help get the word out. If you’re interested in developing for Windows Phone 7 and want to learn how, come along! When? 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM 5 February 2011 Where? Bytes Business Park 231 Third…

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