Welcome! Girls in Technology wants to support girls around the country for a successful future in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industry.
About Girls in Technology
Girls in Tech (GIT) is led by a committee of women in Kuwait who are dedicated to initiating programs designed to create awareness, excitement, educate and inspire girls to the vast array of opportunities available to women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Program speakers, mentors and committee members volunteer their time to make a difference in the lives of our future generation.
Register to attend the event at: http://j.mp/gitkwt
Day #1: App Academy for Developers (April 29, 2014)
Come and see what’s new for developers in the Microsoft ecosystem. We are bringing to you all the news from the Build 2014 event with important updates like Windows Phone 8.1, Universal Apps Development, Microsoft Azure new services, Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, Windows 8.1 Update, Xamarin integration, WinJS for multiple platforms and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to know more about how we are transforming into a devices and services company and what is our future roadmap.
Day #2: App Academy for Line of Business Applications (April 30, 2014)
Come and see what’s new for developers in the Microsoft ecosystem. We are bringing to you all the news from the Build 2014 event with important updates like Windows Phone 8.1 for Enterprise, Universal Apps, Microsoft Azure new services, Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, Windows 8.1 Update for Desktop users, multiplatform development, LOB apps for Industry and Embedded Solutions. Don’t miss this opportunity to know more about how we are transforming into a devices and services company and what is our future roadmap.
Holiday Inn Salmiya – Al Amwaj Ballroom
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 09:00 to 17:00
Gulf cordially invites you to attend the Gulf
Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS 2014)Microsoft Gulf
will showcase a wide range of its educational solutions and programs including Windows
8.1, Office365 and the recent announcement of Student Advantage.
In terms of programs we will present our flagship network and learning program-
Partners in Learning, Shape the future initiative and IT
Academy. Most importantly, we will showcase our latest devices from various
OEM vendors particularly in our strength of hybrid devices and our growing apps
dedicated to education needs. Microsoft empowers students, giving them an
experience with the tools they’ll use throughout their education and into the
To register for this exciting event, simply click here. If you’d like more
information about GESS 2014 please visit www.gesseducation.com I
am looking forward to seeing you at GESS 2014. show, the only
show in the Middle East’s that is designed for all educational professionals
and provides the complete platform to various educational needs, from early
years to Higher Education across the full range of educational categories. GESS
2014 will run from March 4- 6, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Center, UAE.
Last year, GESS 2013 had increased attendance of over 20% with 300 exhibitors from
35 countries and over 7,000 education professionals from across Middle East
& Africa that will visit along with ministerial delegations from UAE,
Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The GESS show is a
special event that provides the perfect platform to network and do business as
it brings together the entire education sector.
Dubai World Trade Center
Hall 7, Stand K20
hereMarch 4-6th, 2014
Click to register for the
Last year’s Startup Weekend Kuwait was a huge success with 10 MVPs completed in 54 hours. This year, we are ready to kick off the 3-day event that aims to help in the emergence and growth of empowered entrepreneurs in the region. Entrepreneurs, coders, designers, and startup enthusiast will get first-hand experience from exchanging knowledge and expertise with like-minded entrepreneurs to building an active startup.
Who should attend?
Startup Weekend attendees can have technical or non-technical backgrounds. You will be able to form teams on the event’s first day, right after pitches are made.
What kind of background do I need?
While it is your objective to build a web/mobile app over the weekend, you do NOT need a technical background to attend. You can form a team with someone who does. Similarly, you do NOT need to have an idea to attend. You can form a team with someone who does.
The event is free of charge and open to everyone. It will be held on February 6-8, 2014 at the College of Engineering Building in Kuwait University – Khaldiya Campus.
You can find more information, including how to register, on the SW Kuwait website: http://kuwait.startupweekend.org/
In case you missed the news today – SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro will soon become OneDrive and OneDrive for Business!
Current users of SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro are all set. The service will continue to operate as you expect and all of your content will be available on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business as the new name rolls out.
Be sure to join us at SharePoint Conference, March 3 – 6 in Las Vegas to learn more about what is coming with OneDrive for Business.
On February 13 and 18, Microsoft IT Academy will host a special 2-hour virtual event to help global technology educators learn about the value of certification (MOS, MTA and MCP) and how to effectively guide college and career-minded students toward a successful future in higher education or in the IT and developer technology fields.
- The Global Skills Gap, Job Market Landscape and Opportunities
- Today’s Technology Curriculum in the Classroom and Online
- Technology for Everyone: Validating Student Success in Microsoft Office
- Entry-level Technology for College and Career-minded Students
- Technology Certifications that Get Recognized
- Resume Building and Interview Techniques
Choose the event time that fits your schedule:
Thursday, February 13 | 8:00 – 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time | Add this event to your calendar
February 18th from 12:00-14:00 Asia/Singapore/ 15:00-17:00 PM Sydney | Add this event to your calendar
Join us and sign up for free at: http://aka.ms/ITAVirtualEvent
Where do you go to learn about designing games? Programming? Creating apps? Thomas Suarez, a self-taught teenaged developer, has used trial and error to help him create his apps like “Bustin Jeiber” (a whack-a-mole game) and “Earth Fortune.” Now he wants to help other kids learn how to do that by starting an App Club in his school. Below is a presentation that the 12-year old Thomas had given at TEDx and I think we can all learn something from him.
At Microsoft we have various programs for students that they can use to help develop their personal and technical skills. For more information check out:
Let us know, using the comment field below, if you have a .NET club at your school and what Windows 8 or Windows Phone apps you are building!