A Long Way From The Osborne

Growing up, I distinctly remember how technology first made its appearance in my life and how it evolved over time. My dad used to bring home from work his ginormous Osborne computer in the 80s, with its black screen, green typeface and no GUI (I played a lot of Zork on that thing). Computers gradually…


Secrets to Success for Women in Tech

Occasionally, I am asked for career advice.  Now, I *definitely* don’t have it all figured out (I work from home, and there are days when I’m still wearing whatever I slept in until about 5 minutes before the school bus brings my kiddo home from school), but I have collected a few nuggets of wisdom…


What I Wish My Younger Self Could See

I can’t say there is one moment when I decided that I would go into technology. Growing up, I was one of the geekiest kids that I knew. When other girls were talking about popular bands in high school, I was listening to ripped tapes of video game music. When other girls were going on…


An Open Letter to Future Women in Tech

My Fellow Women in Tech and future colleagues, Let me first state that this professional path, was never something I intended and definitely something I never planned. I wasn’t a programming prodigy unless mastering Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing counts. I didn’t take computer science in University, and did a fairly decent job of avoiding the math and…


Build Your First #IoT Project in a Weekend

This project is part of our #idevthis series where we listen to what developers are most interested in and then share tutorials to make it easy to participate in the latest trends. Share your finished project or just tell us what you’re most excited about using the #idevthis hashtag on Twitter.  Overview: The first step to controlling…


Becoming a Better Programmer: Why Scott Krieder Became a Microsoft Student Partner

This post is part of an ongoing series on preparing for a career in technology by the Microsoft Student Partner Program. For more career advice and to learn how you can get a jumpstart at your local university follow @MS_Student on Twitter and share your questions using the #WhyMSP hashtag. Scott Krieder (@skrieder) is an MSP at…


Getting a Jumpstart in the Job Market: Why Ramsey Khadder Became a Microsoft Student Partner

This post is part of an ongoing series on preparing for a career in technology by the Microsoft Student Partner Program. For more career advice and to learn how you can get a jumpstart at your local university follow @MS_Student on Twitter and share your questions using the #WhyMSP hashtag. Ramsey Khadder (@RKhadder) is an MSP and…


Gearing Up For a Career in Tech: Why Justin Wunder Became a Microsoft Student Partner

This post is part of an ongoing series on preparing for a career in technology by the Microsoft Student Partner Program. For more career advice and to learn how you can get a jumpstart at your local university follow @MS_Student on Twitter and share your questions using the #WhyMSP hashtag. Justin Wunder (@donchawunder) is a former…


What Word of Advice Would You Give to Imagine Cup Contestants?

This week, the University of Washington is sharing the role of host with Microsoft for this year’s World Imagine Cup Finals. The event acts as a moment in time for communities and universities across the globe to celebrate student entrepreneurship and creativity. Most importantly, it’s a ton of fun to watch. In fact, if you’re from the U.S….