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Gaming and Mashups for Your Mom


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Lightning Talk from XTech 2008 in Dublin on tools for games and mashups for everyone

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Gaming and Mashups for Your Mom

  1. 1. Martha Rotter Developer and Platform Team Microsoft Ireland [email_address] XTech 2008 – Dublin, Ireland
  2. 3. <ul><li>We need more and more creative people in the tech industry </li></ul><ul><li>Game development and website creation can be tough for people without a CS background </li></ul><ul><li>There are new online tools to help people express their creativity in these arenas </li></ul>
  3. 4. 1 m TH3 L33t M45t3r. J00 H34R M3? J00 12 901n' d0wN. 1 W1ll 34t j00R n3w8 50ul PH0r 8R34kF45t. (I am incredibly skilled. Do you understand that? Your attempts to defeat me will fail. I will gorge myself on your inexperienced soul this morning.)
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  5. 6. <ul><li>Customize and share media: </li></ul><ul><li>Describe their online persona: </li></ul><ul><li>Add some fun: </li></ul><ul><li>Put it all together: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced users: </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>There are lots of content creation tools on the web today: </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Fun, easy way to design and share games, mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Online visual tools for building Web pages games and mashups </li></ul><ul><li>Social network of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users </li></ul>
  8. 19. <ul><li>Show your friends how to use easy tools to get their content online. We need more and more creative people in the tech industry! </li></ul><ul><li>Work with other developers to create systems for a broader audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Try out some of the new tools & give early feedback to the teams creating them. </li></ul>
  9. 20. © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION. <ul><li>Microsoft Visual Mashup Creator Express, October 2007 Community Tech Preview Internets Edition </li></ul><ul><li>(just kidding!) </li></ul>