Create apps for good: Microsoft launches contest to create apps that impact the world

Do you have an idea that will help children learn how to read? Are you passionate about keeping our environment clean? Well now you have the opportunity to create an app that can help the world — and win up to $15,000 in the process. To celebrate the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8,…

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Southern California Imagine Cup Teams Are Inspiring For All

Guest post by Tyler Bryson, general manager Southwest District  This year’s Imagine Cup student technology competition is heating up! More than 70,000 students in the U.S. created innovative, tech-based solutions to solve global problems while learning valuable skills to prepare them as future IT leaders. We have such tremendously talented young competitors located right here…

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Microsoft Announces U.S. Finalists for Imagine Cup 2011

  Below is a guest post by Mark Hindsbo, vice president, U.S. Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft, who discusses the finalists for Imagine Cup 2011. Be sure to vote for your favorite team in the U.S. People’s Choice Awards from now through April 9 and check out the local talent from right here in Southern…

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Kodu Cup Challenges Children to Create Video Games

Could video games be a learning experience for kids? You bet, especially if they are creating their own games! Today, Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Kodu Cup 2011 competition, inviting U.S. students ages 9 to 17 to design, build and submit their own video games. Kids can enter the competition and participate in the chance…

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Los Angeles Area Students Among the First Round of US Imagine Cup Finalists

Microsoft recently announced the First Round of U.S. finalists for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011, a global competition of more than 325,000 students representing 100 countries and regions, who work in teams solve global issues through research, personal passion and technology. Two of the finalist teams include students from Southern California universities. In the Mobile Game Design…

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