Microsoft is running this astoundingly simple to enter contest will amazing prizes.
All you have to do is share an idea you believe could spark change in your community and you could win big with the YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest!
It is simple, follow the link and submit your idea that could spark change.
You’ve built your app and now you need to share it with the world.
Being a student is tough so Microsoft is kind enough to waver the one time registration fee (R193 at time of publication). I explain the simple steps needed to claim this cool benefit.
Head on over to www.dreamspark.com/Student/Windows-Store-Access and login with you DreamSpark account.
Don’t have a DreamSpark account? Check out this post (errornaik.com/dreamspark-registration-updated) for details on getting one
Click “Get code Now”, don’t close this tab yet; you will need this code in a bit.
Read more “Claim your free Windows/WP dev account using DreamSpark”
So you’re a student and want to develop for Microsoft technologies? Luckily our friends at Microsoft really see the potential in students and have invested heavily in providing premium tools at no cost.
Step 1 – The key
There are 2 ways to get one of these:
Email me and I’ll email you a card like below. I no longer give these out as it is now very easy to verify your student status using your school/university email address.
Read more “DreamSpark Registration (Updated)”
It is the new year and we need some fresh new recruits 😀
The Microsoft Student Partner program is an international program that recognizes the immense amount of talent and potential of the worlds tech savvy youth.
Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) are social and friendly students who like to meet new people. MSPs are the game changers of the future. They think and act boldly.
As an MSP you will:
- build apps and demos
- demonstrate the newest technologies and host tech events on your campus
- acquire the tools and training to lead technology discussions on your campus
- build your global network with industry experts
- connect with like-minded students and faculty around the world
- attend trainings from Microsoft leaders to enhance your knowledge about cutting edge technologies
- be the one on your campus with insight and answers on Microsoft technologies
Read more “Microsoft Student Partner 2015 Applications are open!”
We’re hosting a Hour of Code station at DUT this weekend. Pop in and complete your Hour of Code 😀
Below is an excerpt with all the details.
I’d like to introduce myself, I am a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) which is a volunteer student program active in over 110 countries around the world, and I’ve been selected a Microsoft technology expert on my university campus.
The MSP program is for students who realize the best technology careers come to those chase their dreams. Part of this dream is to be able to share my passion for technology with others and make sure the next generation of students understand how computer science can be a catalyst to create and achieve great things and unlock opportunities for youth around the world.
We know that computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In one week, 15 million students tried computer science! Computer science was on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners came together to support this movement.
The reason I’m contacting you is this year we’d like to make it even bigger. We are hosting an Hour of Code station at The Durban University of Technology. Everyone (kids, parents, CEOs etc.) is welcome to come in and complete their Hour of Code, even USA president Barack Obama recently completed his Hour of Code.
Date: 13 December 2014
Time: 09:00 – 12:00 (Anytime within this period)
Venue: 22 Winterton Walk,
DUT, Ritson Campus, LAB 5
We’re hoping to reach 100 million participants by the end of the year and I’m hoping with your support you’ll allow me to help contribute to that goal.
Also we have some goodies for those who complete their Hour of Code at this station 😀
You have till 30 September 2014 to associated a Microsoft account with your DreamSpark account. You will lose access to your DreamSpark account if you miss this deadline.
I hope I didn’t vex you too much with my bold and red text above. Lets get to it then, time’s a wastin.
Chances are you received an email like the one below and it went straight into your spam folder or you caught a glimpse of it and didn’t catch the important bits.
Read more “Update your DreamSpark account now!”
Like I mentioned in a previous post, I was invited to Microsoft headquarters! 😀
To be honest I’ve been back for some time now, I sure did not expect 10 days of hiatus to throw my schedule of track the amount that it did. After almost a month of my return here are some of my experiences.
The adventure began 27 July and sure promised to be a bombastic experience. Being my first time on a plane I sure went all out with my trip from South Africa to the USA summating to 27 hours and 10 minutes. My trip itinerary was Durban -> Johannesburg -> New York (quick tip: if you’re catching a connecting flight and JFK is your first point of entry into the US, 2 hours between flights is a bit of a squeeze. Had I not being escorted passed a line of 200+ people I would have missed my flight to Seattle) -> Seattle.
Read more “I’m back from Seattle!”
It’s back! I know we’re well into the semester and a lot of you guys have been waiting patiently for some time. Thanks for hanging on 🙂
The first session will take place this Friday (12 September 2014)
12:00 – 13:00
See you there 😀
So I wrapped up the “Creating apps” session at YouthSparkSA with a little Overview of Microsoft for students.
Unfortunately my presentation can’t stay up indefinitely so a blog post seemed like a more permanent location for some links.
Hopefully these resources will help you on your Windows Dev journey.
Microsoft Virtual Academy
This list is quite a sparse post at the moment. I will definitely update this post at some stage.