Tech Mela 2016: Transforming Ideas into Successful Innovations

Tech Mela, an annual technology event organised by Microsoft Innovation Centre Nepal, was well-received by attendees. From idea pitching competitions to discussions on technological issues such as e-waste, find out more about what took place this year.


Celebrating World Inventors’ Day 2015

Many of today's technologies that we take for granted—the Internet, global positioning systems (GPS), the laser, multi-touch displays, search engines—are inventions that were made possible by people who took their ideas and made them a reality. Inventors’ Day has been adopted by many countries around the world, not only to remember those whose inventions are…


#WeSpeakCode 2015 Conquers Asia Pacific with More than 35,000 Students across 11 Countries Learning to Code

The second year of Asia Pacific’s #WeSpeakCode campaign, part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark programme, came back bigger than before! The regional effort succeeded in challenging thousands of youth to do their first hour of code and got many experienced coders to share their love of programing across the region between 23-29 March. From colourful India to…


#WeSpeakCode Spotlight: Gatot Wahyudi

Microsoft’s #WeSpeakCode campaign aims to empower young people across Asia Pacific to learn coding and realise their potential. We spoke to several individuals who are passionate about coding and involved in encouraging others to discover the fun and excitement of learning to code. In 2011, Gatot Wahyudi, a Universitas Indonesia lecturer, played an instrumental role…


YouthSpark Profile: Muhammad Danish

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology and inspiring others along the way. Muhammad Danish has always been eager to share his technical knowledge to help other young people get started on their coding journeys. Having breezed through Biology and other science subjects at school,…


Imagine Cup Finals: Who’s Representing Asia Pacific? Japan!

This is part of a series to showcase the teams from Asia Pacific that participated in the Imagine Cup Finals in Seattle. Since 2003, Microsoft has been hosting the Imagine Cup competition to bring together young technologists from around the world. Team Kazokugurumi, made up of four students from the Toba National College of Maritime…


Remembering 2011 Disaster through Resilience and Hope

By Lena Ryuji, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Japan It has been three years since the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan struck on 11 March 2011 off the Pacific coast of the Tohoku region. The recognised death toll in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures is 15,882, while 2,668 people are still unaccounted for. Locals are…


Young Korean YouthSpark Innovators at Imagine Cup 2014 Korea Finals

Microsoft’s YouthSpark Programme, a global initiative that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth around the world, empowers young people to realise their full potential through various training programmes and experiences. One such programme is the Microsoft Imagine Cup, an annual competition that provides a platform for young technologists worldwide to solve pressing social…


Transforming Ideas into Reality at TEDx Malaysia

TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a series of conferences devoted to ‘ideas worth spreading’. TED conferences bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers to present their research and work.    Created in the spirit of this conference series, TEDxYouth@KL took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 16 November 2013….


Using Technology to Improve Food Recycling at a New Zealand NGO

By Denise Fuentes, Principal Engagement Manager, Microsoft Services New Zealand Kaibosh is a Wellington-based non-profit that acts as a link between the food industry and charities that support people in need. Since 2008, Kaibosh has been redistributing discarded food—from restaurants, bakeries, food shops and supermarkets—to more than 25 local organisations. These foods are safe to…