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Microsoft UK - Windows Gaming Awareness Event 26/03/13

Microsoft, Marmalade & Birmingham City University

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

Microsoft UK - Windows Gaming Awareness Event 26/03/13

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Event Details

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Date: March 26th 2013

Time: 9am – 5 pm

Location:

Birmingham City University
Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the  Environment
Millennium Point
Curzon Street
B4 7XG

 

With the release of Microsoft’s most daring OS ever – Microsoft Windows 8. This revolutionary OS is considered to be a major milestones for Microsoft’s in regards to the shift from in-the-box computing to cloud computing. Adding to it, Windows 8 is one of the 3 key elements in Microsoft vision on what a total Eco-system should be like – an Eco-System that starts with PCs and moves to smart phones (Windows 8 Mobile) and personal tablets (Windows 8 Tablet).

Understanding Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 application and games development 

Microsoft UK is pleased to announce the launch an awareness seminars aiming to introduce the latest technology released by Microsoft and the curricula resources and 3rd party frameworks available to be used within your teaching, learning of games development.

We will highlight the new changes users should expect from games developed for Windows Phone and Windows 8, the new cool features available and the new integrated services in the OS and partner frameworks.

You will hear from academics already using these frameworks within the currciula and gain an understanding of how these and Windows 8 are ideal for teaching game development to students.

Final Agenda

8.30 - 9.00 Registration

9.00 - 9.30  The Opportunity of Windows - Lee Stott Microsoft

9.30 - 10.30 The Opportunity of Widows Phone 8 - David Brine Nokia

10.30 - 11.15 Getting to Grips with Frameworks Seminar 1 Touchdevelop David Renton, Reid Kerr College

11.15 – 11.25 Morning Break

11.25 –  11.55 Getting to Grips with Frameworks Seminar 2 UNITY & Windows 8, Lee Stott Microsoft

11.55 - 12.30 Getting to Grips with Frameworks Seminar 3 Scirra Construct2, Andrew Wilson, Birmingham City University

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 14.15 Getting to grips with Frameworks Seminar 4 MonoGame and XNA, Rob Miles, University of Hull

14.15– 15.15 Getting to grips with Frameworks Seminar 5 GameMaker, Jacob Habgood, Sheffield Hallam University

15.15 – 15.45 Getting to grips with Frameworks Seminar 6 C++/DX, David Fletcher Rapid2D.com

15.50 - 16.00 Afternoon Break

16.00 –  16:15 Overview of Microsoft IT Academy Craig Bewley Prodigy Learning

16.30 - 16:45 Overview of available resources.

16.45 - 17.00 Next steps Partnering and case studies

windows 8  

Web: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/faculty

Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/uk_faculty_connection

 

 

 student resources

Microsoft Limited (company number 01624297) is a company registered in England
and Wales whose registered office is at Microsoft Campus,
Thames Valley Park, Reading. RG6 1WG

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Birmingham City University
Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment
Curzon Street
B4 7XG Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)


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Microsoft, Marmalade & Birmingham City University

Microsoft Limited (company number 01624297) is a company registered in England
and Wales whose registered office is at Microsoft Campus,
Thames Valley Park, Reading. RG6 1WG

 

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/faculty

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