Watercoloring, 3D Printing, CAD, Hour of Code, Windows Apps, and The Creative Process

If you know me, you know that I like creating stuff and the creative process.  Having studied architecture and then design tool development, I have added many tools over the years to my creative palette and have even created some videos demonstrating them.  While I have spent my career in software development and technical evangelism,…

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3D Printing in Windows 10

If you know me, you know that I have always been interested in design tools: devices and processes that aid in the creative design process.  Today I work for a company, Microsoft, that makes both a creative tool with a pen, the Surface, and 3D Builder, software for designing and printing 3D models.  When I…

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Having Fun with the Neon API

One of the exciting things that got to do at South by Southwest last month in Austin was help with a hackathon where developers got to experiment with building new music apps and experiences.  As part of this hackathon, I helped a newly-independent artist, Neon Hitch release her own API in her own voice and…

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APIs as Artistic Expression: the Neon API

Musicians take care to craft so many of the ways that they express themselves beyond the music that they release: their outfits, their videos, album covers, the typography used in the liner notes, the palette of the website, the mood of the images, the style of the logos, the tour busses, and most recently their…

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Using the Multilingual App Toolkit with WPF Applications

One of the toolkits available to app developers enabling them to reach new audiences is the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT).  Using this toolkit, you can easily add multiple language support to Store apps on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 as well as WPF applications on Windows.  The toolkit can also use the Microsoft Translator…

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