Yesterday afternoon, I presented the new Microsoft XNA Games Studio Express to students and tutors of the National Computer Science School. It was an IT Summer Camp supported by the Australian Computer Society, National ICT Australia and the University of Sydney for Year 12 students across the country.
We had over a 100 attendees for this event. The students were divided into 3 groups and rotated around the different theatres in Microsoft. Other topics presented include Careers in Microsoft, Vista-Office, Media Centre Demo and Xbox 360.
These students really kept me on my toes with their questions from managed code, XNA deployment, Imagine Cup 2007 and my experience as a Microsoft intern. It was a really rewarding experience to engage directly with the academic community and get students interested in IT.
Presentation Deck: Create Your Own Windows-Xbox 360 Game with XNA Game Studio Express (GSE) (.ppt, 3.3MB)