Interesting Links 29 May 2012

Links are a day late because of the Memorial Day holiday. A day of remembrance. I spent a little time with my father, a combat veteran of World War II which was great. Over all a good weekend with a lot done around the house, a little time of recreation and some time to remember those who died fighting for my country.

Porting apps to Windows 8 Metro – a great collection of resources for those of you looking to start creating apps for Windows 8.

Didn’t participate in Imagine Cup 2012? Don’t let the opportunity to compete in 2013 pass you by! Sign up now Well have your students sign up. And maybe start thinking about how you might fit Imagine Cup projects into project based learning in your curriculum next school year.

Speaking of the Imagine Cup, Andrew Parsons has organized the videos of the Imagine Cup 2012 Game Design Finalists – Xbox/Windows and Imagine Cup 2012 Game Design Finalists – Phone. You can see the full like of the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finalists as well.

Have you seen the  "Why Schools Should Teach CS" Talking Points card? I’m pretty sure I have linked to this resource from the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) before but now is a great time to remind people about it.

What sort of people work at Microsoft? People who like to take on big interesting problems. Read about how one Microsoft Engineers’ Side Project Wins Energy Dept. App Contest 

Computer Programming for All: A New Standard of Literacy by @Dan_Rowinski  via the Read Write Web  @RWW I found this to be an interesting article – you may as well.