Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Griffith University - Microsoft Student Partner

So you've stumbled across this page (Or been pointed at it be me lol) and think to yourself, what the hell is this guy on about.

Let's start at the start, because I haven't reached an end point yet.

Who am I?
My name is Sean Costain and I contacted Microsoft to become representative for them within the university I attend(Griffith University - Gold Coast Campus [http://www.griffith.edu.au]). I am studying a Bachelor of Multimedia. With an aim for Game design.

Why did I do this?
It sounded like a challenge and like a lot of fun. Also gives me the right to add more letters after my name, looks good on a resume and I should learn a lot which will help me get a career into the area I wish to pursue.

But what does it all mean?
Well, basically, I have to hold 2 seminars on Microsoft technology within a semester. This technology branches from XP/Vista through to XNA programming, down to using Visual Studio for AJAX programming and a dash of innovative technology examination, like the new Silverlight and Expression software.

How will I judge it Successful?
To make this endeavour successful, I need the help and commitment of my fellow students at Griffith. If I can get great turnouts for seminars, there is a decent chance I might up the amount per semester. As there is a whole lot of gear to learn, and University only teaches you a little bit.

So that's it, the start of an interesting endeavour. Let's see where the journey takes me.

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