Build a cool game, enter to win an all-access pass to the 2015 Game Developer Conference

  Calling all student game designers and developers to join //GameOn   The Game Developer Conference rocks. And we’re helping you go there. Know about the Game Developer Conference? It’s the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only games conference, where 24,000 interactive games amateurs, professionals and luminaries exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry each…


Imagine Cup Champs Talk Strategy, Tips, and Career Planning

Developers sometimes feel that when it comes to their career they have a choice to make: build solutions for the greater good or focus on bringing home the bacon. We don’t think you have to choose one or the other, and we tracked down last year’s Imagine Cup winners to prove our point for us. …

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5 Tips For Up and Coming App Developers

Last week, we sat down with the Windows 8 Games Studios team to get a feel for what the winner of the Ultimate Experience contest could expect. We left with some nuggets of advice worth their weight in gold. Rather than keeping those to ourselves, we decided to do the cordial thing and share with the community. From gamification…

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Backstage with the Windows 8 Games Studio

The Windows 8 Games Studio team wants you to know how awesome it is to be a game designer. We recently met with them to get a preview of what it’ll be like for winners of the Ultimate Experience contest to go backstage with the team as they work. Haven’t heard of the Windows 8…

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February 2012 Tech Student of the Month – Gavin Earley

February has come to an end which means it’s time to announce our next Tech Student of the Month! This month, we are pleased to highlight an extraordinary student named Gavin Earley, a senior studying Computer Science at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Gavin has made strides in the Windows Phone development…

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November 2011 Tech Student of the Month – Patrick Godwin

We are proud to announce our next Tech Student of the Month, Patrick Godwin, a freshman studying engineering and computer design at the University of Michigan and a third year Microsoft Student Insider who dedicates himself to being a leader and sharing his expertise with the technical community. Patrick’s passion for technology dates back to…

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August Tech Student of the Month – Phillip Huff

August is almost to an end and that means it’s come time again to announce the Tech Student of the Month! This month, we are highlighting Phillip Huff who is the creator of an independent game development studio called Stony Studios. Phillip is about to begin his sophomore year at Stony Brook University, located on…

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June Microsoft Tech Student of the Month – Andrew Zurek

School is out and summer is upon us as we reach the end of June. It’s now time to announce our next Tech Student of the Month! This month, we are honored to highlight Andrew Zurek who is the project manager for the U.S. Imagine Cup winning team Bloom Studios. Andrew just graduated this month…

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