Note Wednesday 1st October 2008, a little over 3 weeks away from today in your diary. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft and a whole load of influential partners and companies will be in London for the Microsoft Student Technology Day.
It's a day about and for students, introducing technologies and ideas for the next generation of IT users, the student. There'll be discussions on development, design factors, turning ideas into commercial products and entrepreneurial successes.
With Steve Ballmer attending to give his keynote speech, discussing why computer science is critical to the future of business and commercial products, technologies and insight, and discussing insight into the Software + Services arena.
Microsoft Surface will make an appearance, probably hands on tutorials and demonstrations, to show the student the power of physical technology, but also the development opportunities for those who wish to play around with the SDK. They'll also be Cambridge researchers there explaining the science behind highly popular games such as Halo 3, and showing maths (yes, the British way of spelling it is grammatically correct) in a new light, past its geeky image.
Not only that, the business and entrepreneurial side of things will be explained in how to start a successful business and start-up; the nitty and gritty stuff in starting your own company stemming from a single clever idea.
The basic details of the event:
- Wednesday 1st October 2008 between 10:00 to 17:00
- Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK
- Registration required here and directions here
- IT'S FREE!
You might want to bring your CV along - there's going to be some top brass and some important folks there; you may strike it lucky.
There's less than 299 places remaining considering I've been booked for it, so register today! If you see me, don't talk to me; I'm angry by nature and anti-social at very best. Oh, if you see a homeless guy on the Circle line of the Tube urinating, he's called Frank - say hello from me.