Using Technology to Enrich Volunteerism

This post is part of a series of articles that highlight Microsoft employees in Asia who are creating a positive impact in their local community, and inspiring others along the way. As the Principal IT Manager at Microsoft, Khoo Sang Chin has served in various capacities to support customers in optimising their IT operations. On…


Madrasa Principal is first Bangladeshi Educator at Global Forum

Located in the largest industrial area of Chittagong, Bangladesh, the school Naziria Naymia Mahmudia Madrasa is a beacon of hope for the low-income workers who are unable to afford education for their children. Currently, over 1,000 students are enrolled at the madrasa (the Arabic word for ‘educational institution’) that provides free education for the underprivileged….


YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode Profile: Kalinga Gunawardhana

To celebrate coding and programmers, we are highlighting YouthSpark stars in Asia Pacific who have learned to code and have found success in school, competitions and career by understanding this language. We hope their stories will inspire you. What are you waiting for? Learn to speak Code now. #WeSpeakCode. Name: Kalinga GunawardhanaCountry: Sri LankaOccupation: Entrepreneur,…


Imagine Cup: Championing Student Innovators

Many people know Microsoft as a world-leading global corporation. But at its heart, Microsoft is a student startup founded by a couple of passionate young innovators with an idea. Students are often vanguards for the future of technology – and with the right tools and support, they have the potential to create innovations that can…


Catalyst for Vietnam’s Burgeoning App Developers

Microsoft Vietnam organised WOWZAPP 2012, the global hackathon competition to spearhead app development for Windows®, in November 2012 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Around 550 developers took part in WOWZAPP 2012, making it the largest hackathon event ever held in Vietnam. Last year’s staging also marked the first time that the competition was…


MS Korea Delivers Technology and Education Support for Refugee Youth

Microsoft Korea signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 13 November with the South Korean Ministry of Unification and the North Korean Refugee Foundation to provide information technology (IT) education and training support for youth defectors from North Korea. The new YouthSpark initiative was launched during the MOU signing ceremony and was attended by Craig…


Kinect for Windows Puts Patients at Ease

[View:] Going to the hospital is hardly ever fun. It’s a sterile environment full of needles and institutional décor that’s the furthest thing from making you feel comfortable. A children’s clinic in Miami set out to change all that by using technology to put patients at ease and Kinect for Windows plays a big role…


Technology and the Māori Language Awards 2012

This article was written by Waldo Kuipers, Corporate Affairs Manager, Microsoft New Zealand Limited, and was originally published on the New Zealand Microsoft GovTech blog. The Māori Language Awards 2012 were held on Friday last week in Tauranga, an inspiring event that celebrated the contributions of 30 individuals and organisations who have contributed to te…