I received an email this morning about the opportunity to participate in sending questions to the speakers at the Microsoft Student Technology Day tomorrow (that's Wednesday, for those who have yet to understand the Gregorian calendar). Whilst I'm not allowed to publish the number to text in your questions for the speakers, feel free to leave your questions in the Talkback's so I can ask them myself on your behalf.
With a wide range of speakers tomorrow, ranging from business startups, program managers, researchers and the Microsoft CEO himself, Steve Ballmer, now could be your best opportunity to ask the questions you've been yearning the answers for.
Joe Wilson Senior Director of Academic Initiatives, Microsoft Corp. Illustrating how students can and do change the world; discussing the role corporates can play in empowering them; and highlight why this is the best and most exciting time to be in the technology industry.
Andy McLoughlin Co-founder - Huddle Discussing the highs and lows of the first two years in business and the lessons he's learnt taking Huddle.net from an initial idea.
Jay Girotto Principal Group Program Manager, Windows Live Search - Microsoft Corporation Speaking about the research and engineering that goes into indexing and searching the vast amount of information that is available on the Internet.
Thore Graepel, Joaquin Quiñonero Candela and Ralf Herbrich Researchers - Microsoft Research Limited, Cambridge Combining cutting-edge research in computational intelligence and machine learning with their passion for computer games and the Internet; and explaining the magic behind the Artificial Intelligence of Forza Motorsport and the machine learning algorithm Trueskill that matches players in Halo 3 and other Xbox LIVE games.
Steve Ballmer Chief Executive Officer - Microsoft Corporation Addressing the UK's leading computing students to discuss the challenges of the software industry and how an organisation like Microsoft focuses on innovation to embrace disruption.
Paolo Barone Academic Technologist - Microsoft Limited Discussing moving away from mouse and keyboard interactions to touch based interactions and the impact this will have on Computer Science, and how developers will build new innovative applications.
Again, if you have a question you'd want me to ask on your behalf to any of those mentioned above, leave a question in the Talkback's and I'll try and get the answers to as many as I can. No guarantee's though; Microsoft aren't the best at keeping promises from past experience.