The Annual IT Futures Education Summit: Friday, May 21st at Microsoft

The Annual IT Futures Education Summit: Friday, May 21st at Microsoft “Information Technology Developments: What do the Next Five Years Mean for You?”

(opens in a new window) The 2010 Washington State IT Futures Education Summit is scheduled for Friday, May 21st, 2010, at the Microsoft Corporate Conference Center. Register (opens in a new window) for this free events so you can join your technical and workforce development instructors and colleagues across the state in discovering new and innovative ways to improve IT education. This one-day free event features several industry and education speakers in various disciplines of IT to share the impacts, challenges, growth and demands of technology.

Session titles are listed below. Included within the day’s activities are drawings for great giveaways (books, a seat to the 2010 Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute, a Kindle, a Xbox 360, and a portable DVD player funded by the BC Foundation. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be served, as well as lunch, and parking is free.

Session #1:

  • How to Refresh Your IT Program (Microsoft IT Academy)
  • Productivity in the Age of Information Overload (Office 2010)
  • Web 2.0 Technologies for Your Classroom

Session #2:

  • The Evolution of the Windows Kernel Architecture (Windows 7 and beyond)
  • Software Development (Visual Studio 2010)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4

Round Table Lunchtime Sessions:

  • Cloud Computing (Azure) – Microsoft
  • Virtualization (Hyper V, Virtual PC and server)
  • Online Collaboration (SharePoint 2010, Office Web Apps, Windows Live Services)

Session #3:

  • SharePoint 2010: What’s New
  • Web Design and Development (Expression Studio, Silverlight)
  • Mobile Application Development (Windows Mobile application)

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