There was quite a lot to transcribe out, and many questions asked. Some questions put to Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, include:Will we always need programmers?
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based medical anthropologist Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher.
As promised, I've uploaded the keynote speech that Steve Ballmer gave on Wednesday to a bunch of students at the Microsoft Student Technology Day. Although the recording isn't studio quality, it's still audible enough to hear it - even though there was coughing, the occasional sneeze, and some jackass in the audience with Tourette's (ahem...
I spent most of the day taking snaps; concealed from within my lap a camera without the flash function. I say that, because we weren't technically allowed to take photos and was told off by someone half way through.
I'll write more about Microsoft Surface tomorrow, including a client-side computer/operating system part to the Surface table; where you have an ordinary computer to control and develop on it. Not only that, I'll bring you information on the SDK, the Surface desktop simulator, as well as some pictures of how simple coding the Surface table in C# is.
Steve Ballmer was next door in the Queen Elizabeth Hall talking to the TechNet/TechEd people about Office Live, and mentioning that there would be a major announcement at the PDC on the 27th October. Once he finished there, he popped next door and told us a similar thing.
Andy McLoughlin spoke a little while ago about how he started up his own web start-up, Huddle.net, from a simple idea in a pub to a fully working business and enterprise collaboration suite.
It’s not often I can say this but already, I’m surrounded in a room of 300 odd fashion unconscious, sweaty, unattractive idiots. Nevertheless, it’s quite fun listening to some of the banter going around and about the place; some people work as interns at Microsoft, some at IBM and a couple from Google are here.
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.
I remember when I was about to start at university. It was a strange, perplexing time and wasn't sure if I'd make friends, know people, know what to do or where to go.
With the current state of terrorism threats and attacks, and cyber-crime on the increase, I seriously wonder if academics and students have full passage to "do as we like" in terms of studying, learning and educating ourselves and others.Earlier on this year, two personnel from the University of Nottingham, a postgraduate student and an administrator, were arrested under the UK Terrorism Act 2000.