Are you ready for Build 2014

This week we announced our next developer conference, Build 2014, which will take place April 2 to April 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Last year a number of UK Educators attended and I had lots of emails from the those who simply were unsuccessful in registering for the event. SO PLEASE Save…

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Computer Science “touching” on the Hour of Code

So last week I took part in the hour code to teach computer science basics to every student, CSEdWeek is a an event which runs from December 9 to 15. Code.org, a new non-profit organization, initiated one of CSEdWeek’s prime events: the “Hour of Code.” The event aimed to introduce 10 million students of all…

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Microsoft Imagine Cup Challenges and Competitions 2014 are you ready?

Here is a quick list of the 2014 Imagine Cup Challenge Competitions for more details see http://www.imaginecup.com Team Competition -  Project Blueprint Challenge Competition Year: 2014 Active Dates (GMT): Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00 – Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:59 You’re going someplace new. Make your own map. You’ve got a great idea for a…

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A challenge to find the lost primes

Can you find one of the ‘lost’ primes? The biggest prime number ever discovered is 17 million decimal digits long. Its predecessor, discovered in 2008 was 12 million digits long. Those are huge numbers, but there is also a huge gap between them. In order to be efficient, the algorithms that have been developed to…

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How are your degree programmes changing?

“The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln is offering a new undergraduate BSc degree in Social Computing with a first intake of students in September 2014. The degree is built on a foundation of core computer science topics but with special emphasis on social and mobile software design, implementation and evaluation as…

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Surface in the Classroom Accessory Design Challenge

Calling all designers, educators, students & parents! We want your ideas for how classrooms can evolve to support 1:1 learning with Surface tablets. Submit a design sketch and a description of your idea, and you will be entered for a chance to win a Surface 2, or a Surface Pro 2. Tablets are transforming the…

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