NEBytes: Windows 8 and Imagine Cup North East

If you’re in the North East of England, get yourself along to NEBytes tomorrow evening (Wednesday 21st March). I’m collaborating with Ben Lee and Ross Dargan to give you as much depth as you can handle on Windows 8, and we’re getting to see what some of the student teams have been doing for the Imagine Cup. There’s plenty space, so come and join us at Newcastle University (Claremont Tower, room 1.02) from 18:30 – please register at Eventbrite if you’re coming.

Hacking Imagination

The Imagine Cup is an annual competition run by Microsoft for groups of students to develop technology solutions to real world problems. This year has seen the launch of a North East regional heat of the competition, funded by Sunderland Software City and organised by Codeworks. The winners of the heat will get through to the UK finals in the software design category and compete for a place at the worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia. On Friday 17th Feb, the teams of students from the NorMAN universities and FE colleges were bussed to a secret location (Redworth Hall Hotel, near … Continue reading Hacking Imagination

Imagine Cup North East

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been helping behind the scenes with Imagine Cup North East. If you’ve never heard or the Imagine Cup it’s an annual student competition run by Microsoft to build technology solutions to address real-world problems, and this year two great local organisations promoting digital industries, Codeworks and Sunderland Software City, have teamed up to run a regional heat. This week students from Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland, Durham and Teesside universities and local colleges will be attending taster and information events (in Newcastle and Middlesbrough), where Microsoft’s Ben Nunney will be on hand to discuss the … Continue reading Imagine Cup North East