Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Champs Workshop at UCSC

Microsoft Student Champs with the purpose of empowering students with latest technical knowledge and assuming their community responsibilities for helping fellow students, reached University of Colombo School of computing for a single day workshop. Workshop was held at UCSC on 29th of September 2010 with the participation of more than 200 students. 

The event proceeded with two main goals. That is, to give an idea to the students about .Net technologies from an industrial point-of-view, and to motivate young students to take part in the world’s largest student technical competition, Microsoft Imagine Cup!

Keynote speech is done by Mr. Wellington Perera (Director DPE, Microsoft Sri Lanka). He introduce the next year Imagine Cup competition, "Imagine Cup 2011 - New York" and explain the features and behavior of the Visual Studio 2010.

The young students, who were new to the Champs community, were introduced to the Microsoft Student Champs program by Oshan Siriwardena (Microsoft student Ambassador). They were informed about the benefits and the opportunities of this unique and ever growing student program.

Mr. Preethiviraj Kulasingham, a community leader and a expert in SQL Server technologies, conduct a session on SQL Server. He covered the tips and tricks to good data base design and maintaining with SQL Server 2008.

Hasini Adhikari and Chanaka Upendra recently graduated students from UCSC itself and also the winners of the Imagine cup local competition 2010, discussed their experience in the previous Imagine Cup competitions. 
Mr. Prabath Fonseka did a presentation about ASP.Net. He covered the basic concepts of ASP.Net technologies and inspired the young programmers to explore new trends in web technologies related to ASP.Net.

Mr. Uditha Bandara, Microsoft Valuable professional for XNA gaming, did a presentation on XNA Games and introduce the audience to XNA game developement.

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