Microsoft Joins Boys & Girls Club, NFL Players to Support AthleTECH camp for DC Youth

Microsoft was recently honored to join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) and National Football League (NFL) players to host AthleTECH, a complimentary two-day football and technology camp for local Washington, D.C. youth. The camp consisted of a technology workshop at Microsoft’s Tyson’s Corner store and an outdoor field sports day at…


Microsoft D.C. office teams up with local non-profit Horton’s Kids

By Matt Gelman, Senior Director for Congressional Affairs, Microsoft Microsoft joined the D.C. community on Wednesday to celebrate the work of Horton’s Kids, a Washington, D.C. non-profit dedicated to providing comprehensive services to 300 children and 100 families in the Ward 8 neighborhood. The event featured elected officials including Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia,…


Innovate4Good@Microsoft – Dreaming it, Learning it, and Living it

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Global Community Affairs at Microsoft Over the last month our team at Microsoft has undertaken four Innovate4Good@Microsoft events, each of which had more than 100 youth leaders and change-makers participating. We started in Seattle and then moved to Cairo, Singapore and Brussels. The energy in the room for each…


Heroes of STEMtember: A teacher of teachers creates innovative math curriculum using tech

How do we address stale curriculum and make teaching exciting? Specifically, how do we change plans in STEM subjects that can often lack the excitement needed to encourage students to study further. Perhaps we need something to help our teachers reach new heights; maybe we need innovative and robust methods of teaching that incorporate technology…


Heroes of #STEMtember: Atari, Math, and Trek dreams turning to reality with Kudo Tsunoda

Tara Grumm, online marketing manager, Microsoft Citizenship As part of our ongoing series this month on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the Creative Director of Kinect for Xbox, Kudo Tsunoda (pictured left). Not only is Kudo a rock star in the gaming world, but we…

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A Winning Strategy: Teaching Students and Cultivating an Interest in Computer Science

Combating viruses, saving the lives of expectant mothers, and retrieving food from a warehouse controlled by an evil dictator; it’s not just fun and games in teacher Pat Yongpradit’s computer science classes at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Students in his class are challenged to make sense of complicated algorithms and complex data…


Kinect’ing people in Korea through gaming

Chan Kwon, community affairs manager, Microsoft Korea It is always really cool when our community partners take a new technology and find a way to make it work to help them deliver their own mission. There have been lots of examples of technologies like mobile phones or PCs being used and sometimes we forget about…


A good day in Pittsburgh – Kinect’ing kids with technology

By Luke Sossi, Enterprise Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic States District, Microsoft Corporation Although our office in Pittsburgh is relatively small, we strive to think of ways our team can have a bigger impact in the community with our technology. On April 12th, a team of Pittsburgh Microsoft employees had the privilege to visit the Children’s Hospital…


A Pre-day in the Cloud at the Nonprofit Technology Conference

Yesterday was a “pre-day” for the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) here in Washington DC.  Microsoft’s Community Affairs team hosted a “Day in the Cloud,” a series of sessions providing a deeper look at some of the online tools and how they can be useful for nonprofits. The day’s sessions included a look at Windows…

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Technology ties to great futures

Editor’s Note: Our thoughts are with those impacted by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. While it may be some time until the full impact has been assessed, we will continue to work with our nonprofit partners to determine where our support can be of the greatest benefit. More on our efforts supporting relief…