Student Scholarships available for Digital Games cruise

Yep, it’s a cruise.  And some of the top games researchers and companies will be on board talking about digital games.  And it could be FREE!  The rules around submitting for a student scholarship at the Foundations of Digital Games are now posted at the conference website. Applicants for FDG Student Scholarships must be advanced…

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Games 4 Girls Programming Competition

Announcement from NCWIT the National Center for Women & Information Technology: ChicTech, an outreach program of the University of Illinois’ Department of Computer Science, extends an open invitation for college women to participate in the fifth annual Games for Girls Programming Competition (G4G). Students can get real-world, collaborative experience by creating new software for girl…

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Certification 101: Getting Started with Microsoft Certification

Ever wonder if certification is right for you?  The Microsoft Learning Team is hosting an informational on Microsoft Certifications called Certification 101.  The call takes place over Live Meeting an e-meeting tool on Tuesday, November 18th and will hopefully be the start of a regular schedule of these Live Meetings. Registration: Join folks from the…

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25 Things I wish my mother would have told me before I started work

Last week at the SWE National Conference there was a session with this title and I just couldn’t resist a post about it.  The session was presented by Becky Schmieding an Executive Project Manager at IBM. The summary sheet was just too intriguing not to post.  Thanks Becky for advice we can all learn from!…

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NYC She’s Geeky unconference

I just found out about the first East Coast She’s Geeky (un)Conference.  December 5th to 7th at the Microsoft office:  1290 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor, New York, NY. She’s Geeky is a neutral, face-to-face forum for women who like to geek out. Attendees include women involved in all aspects of technology, including those…

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Challenges and Benefits of Consulting as a Career Options

I attended the SWE National Convention last week and had the privilege of co-presenting with Wendy Gillen, Vice President of Services for Microsoft.  She gave a great talk on consulting as a career or a  career stop.  Below are the notes I took during her talk broken into 3 categories:  The Richness of the Consulting…

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