Joyce is the Program Manager for Microsoft BizSpark in Singapore.
Microsoft BizSpark is awarding scholarships for the upcoming semester of Founder Institute to the top three winners of the BizSpark Launch Academy competition.
BizSpark Launch Academy is a competition for startups and individual developers based in Singapore who are building applications for the Windows Store, Windows Phone 8 or on Windows Azure. Winners can receive expert training and feedback to launch startup companies with Founder Institute beginning April 2013. Read more
Singaporean Haresh Khoobchandani, a Microsoft veteran, is now in charge of operations in Thailand, a company press released announced. The new managing director of Microsoft Thailand is replacing Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya.
Haresh has over 15 years of experience in the company. Before his current appointment, he was the COO for Microsoft Indonesia, where he helped the subsidiary achieve over 30% growth. He was also the CMO for the Asia Pacific Consumer & Online business, as well as Senior Director for various portfolios across Singapore, Malaysia, and Asia Pacific.
He is said to possess a strong track record in sales, marketing, and leadership of large teams.
Haresh’s predecessor, Birathon, set the vision of Microsoft Thailand to improve the lives of 70 million citizens through technology.
He helped the subsidiary win a CSR award from the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand. It was recognized for the BETTER project, which raised IT literacy among the Thai workforce, and for rallying customers, partners, and employees to help the country recover from the flood crisis.
Birathon was also in charge of the Windows 8 launch in Thailand.
With the highly-anticipated Windows 8 launch on the horizon, Xbox 360 as the bestselling console platform in the world, and Kinect For Windows as the new wave in natural user interface in limitless scenarios, there’s a place for you to be a part of the future of entertainment.
Come join Anthony Ngo and Ian Tan from Microsoft Singapore as they share their insights on gaming and app development opportunities on Microsoft platforms like Windows 8, Xbox 360 and Kinect for Windows, in an event organized by the Games Solution Centre (GSC). Anthony is from the Developer & Platform Evangelist team and Ian is from the Interactive Entertainment Business group. Read more
credits: Imagine Cup
The Asia Pacific region was well-represented in the winner’s circle at the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals. After five grueling days of presentations, learning sessions, and cultural activities, the top nine teams were finally revealed at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
TANG Thai from Thailand who won 1st place under Game Design: Xbox/Windows Team, TokTok from Korea won 3rd place under Windows Metro Style App Challenge, and Coccolo from Japan won 2nd place under Software Design. In the individual category, Joshua Sim from Singapore won 3rd place under the IT challenge. Read more
Taxi location app goCatch took home Microsoft’s prestigious APAC Startup 2012 Award, after pitching their business idea at BizSpark APAC Entrepreneur Summit in Sydney.
In its five-minute pitch, the Sydney-based startup’s solid business proposal and plans of venturing into overseas markets impressed the panel of judges to beat eight other finalists, including StyleRocks, a custom-made jewellery-maker. Read more
Calling all developers and designers! Microsoft Singapore is organizing a series of Hack Weekends for you to get started with Windows 8 Development.
Windows 8 is now in Release Preview, with a Store ready for Singapore developers to publish their apps to the world. This is a session where you can start making your app idea a reality! Read more
HTML5 is here, and with it, web applications take on power, ease, scalability, and responsiveness like never before. HTML5 on Metro lets developers learn how to use HTML5 tools to build Windows 8 applications with unparalleled functionality, speed, and responsiveness.
Featuring Giorgio Sardo: Giorgio is a popular speaker worldwide and in the last 5 years he has presented at many conferences about HTML5, the Web and Mobile Platform. He is the mind behind many beautiful HTML5 applications and games at beautyoftheweb.com and Cut the Rope for IE.
930 AM Registration and Breakfast
10 AM Behind the Scenes of Cut The Rope IE
11 AM Getting started with Window 8 Metro Apps
12 PM Lunch
1 PM Metro for HTML/JS Developers
2 PM Responsive App Design with CSS3
3 PM Break
330 PM Client + Cloud integration with Azure
When: Thursday 10th May, 2012
Time: 9.30AM – 4.30PM
Where: Level 7, NTUC Auditorium, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989
Singapore’s MoVend, a mobile in-app payments platform, is working with Nokia to rescue the Windows Phone.
They’re organizing a contest for developers to integrate MoVend into their apps, hence providing Windows Phone 7 with a real in-app payment solution they lack.
Despite the recent marketing push, it still lags behind iOS and Android in market share. According to Gartner, Windows Phone is capturing only one percent of market share in Asia for Q3 2011, lagging behind even Symbian and Blackberry. Read more
Campfire is for developers, designers, UX experts and entrepreneurs in the web technology space. Happening for two days from April 13 – 14, the conference covers topics like Cloud or Big Data, 10 Key HTML5 Features you must know, Gamification for Success and Building Brand Equity.
Rob Miles is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Hull in Great Britain where he teaches C# programming, Software Engineering and Embedded Development. He is the author of a number of books on XNA game development and a text on the .NET Micro Framework and is just finishing off a book about development using the Kinect sensor.
Shane Morris is one of Australia’s most respected user experience professionals. He will be presenting about best design practices. Shane has taught user experience topics around the world and is a key contributor to “101 Things I Learned in Interaction Design School” at ixd101.com. Hear him talk on day one about Prototyping and the Metro Design Language.
Hammad Rajjoub works as an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft Singapore. In his previous role he was a Vice President at Bank Of America Merrill Lynch. His areas of interest include Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, Design Patterns and Quantum Computation. He is frequently invited to speak at technology conferences.
Learn about latest skills essential for all technologists, centered around the diversity of devices and interaction technologies that are transforming access to information. Join the conversation at Campfire.
When: Friday-Saturday 13-14th April 2012
Where: *SCAPE Orchard Link #04-01 Singapore 237978 [map]
If you are a HTML5 developer with some bright ideas for apps, Microsoft wants to give you a Nokia Lumia 800. The only condition? You need to submit some approved apps to the Windows Phone Marketplace.
You must also be based in Singapore.
Here are the steps to own your Windows Phone: Read more