Showing the world your skills – Are you an aspiring Developer

Over the past 7 weeks we have been out on the road as part of the @gradsingames in the Game Tour. To date we visited over 70 UK universities and seen around 2500 students. In a follow up to my article http://blogs.msdn.com/b/uk_faculty_connection/archive/2015/11/09/stand-out-from-the-crowd-show-the-world-your-skills.aspx I wanted to focus on some of the areas, that we are getting…

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Are you new Start-up have you heard of BizSpark?

So what is BizSpark BizSpark is a Microsoft program to help software start-ups at the beginning when money may be tight.  You can utilize it for a maximum of 3 years, but afterwards BizSpark Alumni can keep, at no charge, all the software they downloaded during their three years in the program, including a standard…

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Great Deals - Educational Pricing for Unity, Autodesk, Adobe and Microsoft

  In partnership with Studica, Unity3d has discounted costs. Here’s a link to the page. Also, Autodesk, creators of Maya, 3DS Max, etc., also have FREE versions of their tools for students.   Microsoft offers DreamSpark to Students and FREE developer accounts to get your apps and games published on Windows 8, Windows Phone and…

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Do you Accelerate, Incubate or Seek Investment

The Microsoft Accelerators, Incubators and Investment opportunities are the great demonstration of Microsoft interest and involvement in the UK Start-up community. Last week at Games Industry Fair conference I had the opportunity to speak about this very matter. Accelerate Microsoft Accelerator – https://aka.ms/UKaccelerator AppCampus – http://www.appcampus.fi Incubate Microsoft Lift London Studio – Contact lifres@microsoft.com Investment…

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Lemon Moose Games a student to indie studio story

  Guest blog from James Mintram Director Lemon Moose Games Lemon Moose Games was founded during my, and my business partner Tomasz Kandziora’s, first semester of our second year at Northumbria University. Northumbria University offers a great enterprise development department which helped us register as a Limited Company, offered us mentoring and provided us with…

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Microsoft Announces Imagine Cup 2012 Winners, Ukrainian Team Takes Top Place

The winners of the 10th annual Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition, the winning Software Design project developed by Ukrainian Team quadSquad allows deaf individuals to communicate verbally using custom-designed sensory gloves and a smartphone application to translate sign language gestures into speech. Games focused on the environment from Thailand team TANG Thai…

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Microsoft BizSpark European Summit

The BizSpark European Summit brought together 250+ thought leaders in the entrepreneurial community across Europe – investors, government representatives, start-ups, and journalists. The summit provided a unique platform to debate the issues facing tech entrepreneurs in Europe and see some of the best start-ups in Europe. So what is BizSpark? Microsoft BizSpark is a program…

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Kinect for Windows announcements and information

Since the launch of the dedicated Kinect for Windows site a few weeks ago the Kinect for Windows team have been busy with a awareness campaign for the coming year they have created a dedicated blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/  Twitter @KinectWindows https://twitter.com/#!/KinectWindows and Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/KinectForWindows Some of the latest blogs state that a new version…

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Imagine Cup 2011 World Wide Finals

The 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals took place yesterday from 16:00-19:00 EST (NYC Local Time) 8pm to 11pm GMT you can watch a video recording of the stream here. The “World Festival Awards Ceremony” will be held at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in downtown New York City! …

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Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus Business breakfast network event

On Friday June 17th Miles Deegan and myself  of Microsoft presented at the Daresbury SCI Business Breakfast Networking Event. The Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus Business breakfast network event is an opportunity to connect with the North’s most dynamic hi-tech entrepreneurs, corporates, universities, support organisations and funding and professional communities. Presentation – Windows Azure for…

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