Thursday, March 19, 2015
At Purdue University's Hack the Anvil hackathon, the Red Lantern team created a system for controlling the color and intensity of electric lights, based on the context of emails nd on gestures detected by the Microsoft Kinect.
They wrote the core application in Python and integrated with C# code using the Kinect SDK.
In this interview, the team describes how they built their project and they show it in action.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Major League Hacking is a company that helps students organize hackathons. Hacker Shy and co-founder Swift describe how their business inspires hackers all over the world.
Bill Fink shows off the Photo Booth application he built with a Microsoft Kinect.
Monday, March 02, 2015
At the HackIllinois hackathon at the University of Illinois, students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology created the Flock application won the prize for "Best Use of Azure"
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Robert C. "Uncle Bob" Martin talks about the need for professionalism in the software industry.
Friday, February 06, 2015
Brian Sherwin talks about how he determined what job he wanted and how he went about
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Josh Holmes describes Project Nitrogen - a framework that helps maintain data retrieved from hardware devices and stored in the cloud.
Jeff Fritz describes features in the upcoming release of ASP.NET.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Chris Risner describes the new features of Azure Mobile Services that allow you to store data locally and sync it to the cloud later.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
JJ Hammond and Gus Emery describe how to use Universal Apps to create applications that will run on Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Charlie Chapman and Azhar Salahuddin explain how to use Azure Notification Hubs to send Push Notifications to mobile clients.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Tim Benroeck describes some of the advanced features of Azure Web Sites.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Texas A&M hosted its first Major League Hackathon this fall, attracting hundreds of students from many different universities. Here are some of the teams with the projects they built.
Scott Allen knows what it's like to build a large Single Page Application on top of the AngularJS framework. He shares his knowledge about how to manage a project as it becomes large and complex.
Rob Fletcher of Quixote Consulting has built a business around organizing team-building exercise. Rob talks about the team-building exercises he brought to Microsoft that also benefited local charities.
Software developers from many different schools came together to build cool projects over a weekend at MHacks in ann arbor, MI. Here are some of the teams with the projects they built.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
The Telerik Platform offers end-to-end control to build and deploy your applications. Sam Basu and Michael Crump describe the pieces of this platform and how they work together.
Sam Basu and Michael Crump describe features that were recently added to Telerik App Builder.
Monday, September 08, 2014
SASS (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) compiles to CSS and allows developers to use programming concepts to style a web page. Mina Markham describes how to get started using this language.
Michael Perry shares some terrifying stories about how security lapses can cost you and your customers.
Robert Jacobi helped write the Azure implementation of Joomla, which allows users to quickly deploy a Joomla web site on the Azure platform. Robert discusses how this works and how it was built.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Joomla is an open source Content Management System (CRM) that allows you to quickly build and update web sites. Mike Carson, Michael Babker, and David Hurley discuss the advantages of Joomla and how to get started building a web site with it.
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Bill Fink describes some cool things you can do using the Kinect with and without an Xbox.
Microsoft Technical Evangelist Adam Grocholski describes how to automate common tasks in Azure using the Command-Line Tools