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Microsoft Developer Offering Presentations

Edwin Guarin, a senior academic developer evangelist for Microsoft in New England will be on the UMaine campus Friday for a variety of presentations. All presentations will be held in Neville Hall, room 120 (room changes due to high attendance will be posted on the door of 120 Neville).

Guarin will offer from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. a faculty workshop on Microsoft resources for the classroom, which will describe pre-built curriculum materials. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. he will give an Imagine Cup workshop. The Imagine Cup is a Microsoft initiative that supports students who potentially create start-ups based on building an innovative product or app. Examples can include topics such as transforming online shopping, experiencing music in a new way, doing something amazing with GPS or making an app that could change lives. The products would be entered into a worldwide student competition. For more information, go to

Guarin will hold a mini workshop from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on building a Windows 8 game or app with descriptions of the different options available for building games. He will also offer free developer accounts so attendees can publish in the Windows store at no cost (a $99 value). Guarin will close out the day with a Windows 8 install fest from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on Guarin, go to

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777

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