Temperature Sensing and Control using Raspberry Pi

Guest blog by  Charig Yang. I am a second-year engineering student at the University of Oxford and Microsoft Student Partner. I am interested in electronic and information engineering, particularly in telecommunications and digital control systems. I also have enthusiasm in education and science communication. I teach part-time as a tutor during term time and organise…

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing a cyber security tech-talk

Guest post by Mariam Elgabry, MRes Security and Cyber Crime at University College London and Microsoft Student Partner  . The insider threat As a part of the Seminar Series run by the University College London Security and Crime Science Department, The Microsoft Student Partners invited a Microsoft Security expert to spook us a little with…

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Building your own educational visualisation learning platform with .Net Core & Azure

Guest blog by David Buchanan Imperial College Microsoft Student Partner and UK Finalist at the Imagine Cup 2018 with Higher Education App About me I’m a second year Mechanical Engineering student at Imperial College London. I entered the Imagine Cup this year as a solo team with my Higher Education App project. My primary interests…

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Introducing Mastermind: Powerful and Simple Deployment, Scaling, Load Balancing and Testing of Applications in the Cloud

Guest post by University College London IXN Project Group COMP214P Team 22 on Project Mastermind. Mastermind is an extensible CLI application that allows easy deployment, updating, scaling and testing of applications using only a Git repository as a parameter. All application-specific configuration and deployment options are specified in a Kubernetes-compatible “mastermind.yaml” file within the Git…

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Microsoft Azure Sphere and teaching students about the next generation of security for MicroControllers

In 2018 we are all living in a world where almost everything is becoming connected, whether it’s the power grid, network, phone system, our cars, or the appliances that heat our home or chill our food.  As this Internet of Things (IoT) continues to proliferate. This growing class of cloud-connected devices – 9 billion of…

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Building your first Android Game using Xamarin – sliding puzzle in Xamarin for beginners

My name is Andrei Margeloiu and I am studying Computer Science at University College London and also a Microsoft Student Partner at the University. I’ve participated in the World Finals of Google HashCode, the largest algorithmic competition organised by Google, and before that, I won three Gold Medals in the Computing Olympiad in Romania. Having…

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Microsoft Azure Data Bricks–Collaborative Apache Spark Analytics Platform

I was having a conversation with some colleagues about a institutions which wanted to understand some ways of  integrating Azure’s data science services in their curriculum for the new semester So one of the suggestions we came up was the usage of Microsoft Azure DSVMs, HDInsight clusters, DataBricks &  Notebooks.  I have talked a lot…

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An RNN-Powered Mental Healthcare Bot – Team Soothey from Oxford University Imagine Cup 2018 Finalists

Guest post Shu Ishida, Maris Serzans – University of Oxford Imagine Cup 2018 UK Finalist Where to find our Imagine Cup project Our Imagine Cup project is built on Microsoft Bot Framework using Node.js and is deployed to Azure websites – http://soothey.azurewebsites.net/. Please try our working chatbot on the website. Alternatively, Soothey is also available…

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Introduction to Windows Mixed Reality development workshop

One of my colleague Mickey MacDonald has been developing a great set of resources and workshops which are perfect for you introducing students to developing for Windows MR. In these labs you will learn how to get started building Windows Mixed Reality experiences using Unity3d. The topics covered in the workshop are as follows: Setting…

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Imagine Cup UK National Final Winners 2018

The UK Final of the Imagine Cup 2018 was held on the 6th April at Microsoft HQ, London, UK, the 10 UK National finalist came together and presented their solutions to the judging panel Michael Wignall (Microsoft UK CTO) Haiyan Zhang (Innovation Director at Microsoft Research) Rob Fraser (Commercial Software Engineering, Microsoft UK and Ireland…

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