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Information Session: Spend your summer building apps for Windows 8!

WPI Game Development Club

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Cambridge, MA

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DATE: May 2

TIME: 6PM – 8PM

LOCATION: Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

 

DESCRIPTION:

Calling all student developers and designers in the Boston area:

Microsoft is thrilled to launch a new student summer experience called The Foundry.  At the Foundry, student developers and designers will spend twelve weeks this summer building apps for Microsoft’s exciting new operating system – Windows 8.  Located at Microsoft’s New England Research & Development Center, Foundry students will work together on small teams to Learn, Collaborate, Build, & Launch Windows 8 apps.  Student teams will have access to great technical training, coaches and mentors from across Microsoft, and some of the coolest hardware and technology around.

 

Microsoft is specifically looking to hire

Foundry Developers and Foundry Designers

(complete job descriptions below).

 

Join us for an Information Session on May 2, 6PM – 8PM at Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.

 

For additional information about the Foundry, please visit http://nerdfoundry.eventbrite.com/.

 

 

Foundry Developer @ NERD:

Spend your summer building apps for the most compelling and exciting new operating system – Windows 8.  Windows 8 will be Microsoft’s largest platform release ever, and this is a unique opportunity to gain practical hands-on development experience before product release.   The Microsoft Foundry, located at Microsoft’s New England R&D Center in Cambridge, will be your work-home for the summer, working on a small team with other students to build amazing applications for Windows 8. 

 

You and your team will be responsible for taking a basic spec and running with it.  You will define features and functionality, making decisions about features and implementation, and using your mastery of technical tools to make a product vision a reality. If you like to write code and design efficient data structures and algorithms to develop engaging and exciting applications, then this is the position for you. 

 

As a Foundry Developer, you’ll bring products to life by working with a small team of other developers and designers, with backup from a team of experienced technical coaches and mentors.  Your team will go from concept to delivery, and will be responsible for all aspects of the product design and implementation, and will also have the opportunity to pitch your application to business and technical leaders. 

 

Qualifications:

·         Pursuing a B.S./M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

·         Excellent programming skills. Experience with C, C++,C#, or Java preferred.   HTML5, Javascript, and/or XAML experience also desirable. 

·         Familiarity with data structures and algorithms as well as feature definition, design and feasibility

·         Ability to translate technical specifications into working code, and solve complex problems with consideration of the end user experience

·         Proactive work ethic, capable and creative problem solver who is not afraid of big challenges

·         Able to work closely with other team members in a collaborative productive multidisciplinary environment

 

Foundry Designer @ NERD

Spend your summer designing apps for the most compelling and exciting new operating system – Windows 8.  Windows 8 will be Microsoft’s largest platform release ever, and this is a unique opportunity to gain practical hands-on design experience before product release.   The Microsoft Foundry, located at Microsoft’s New England R&D Center in Cambridge, will be your work-home for the summer, working on a small team with other students to build amazing applications for Windows 8. 

 

You and your team will be responsible for taking a basic spec and running with it.  You will define the design and user experience, making decisions about how to most effectively engage the user and deliver functionality in an elegant and productive way.  You’ll use your mastery of design techniques and tools to bring your ideas to life.  If you have exceptional visual design skills and are passionate about creating outstanding user experiences, then this is the position for you. 

 

As a Foundry Designer, you’ll bring products to life by working closely with a small team of developers, with backup from a team of technical coaches and mentors.  Your team will go from concept to delivery, and will be responsible for all aspects of the product design and implementation.  Your primary role will be to create interactive designs for Windows8 apps. You will spend your summer concerting, designing, iterating and finishing a new product.  The right candidate will have exceptional visual design skills with a strong grounding in UX design processes. Typical activities will include brainstorming, ideation and sketching, creating information hierarchies, and building UI prototypes and final designs.  You will also have the opportunity to pitch your application to business and technical leaders. 

 

Qualifications:

·         Pursuing a B.A./B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree in HCI, Industrial or Graphic Design, or related field

·         1-2 years of work or classroom experience evolving design solutions from hand sketched ideas to interactive Director, HTML or Flash prototypes

·         1-2 years of work or classroom experience in JavaScript, Lingo, or ActionScript.  HTML5 and CSS knowledge a plus.

·          A strong portfolio of UI and UX design work (course work or professional) that shows a breadth of experience and illustrates the entire design process from ideation through to final interface design. Please provide a link to your portfolio with your application.

·         Exceptional graphic/visual design capabilities including typography, sketching, composition, layout, color, presentation of information.

·         Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate your ideas at all stages of the design process to a wide variety of audiences.

·         Proactive work ethic, capable and creative problem solver who is not afraid of big challenges

·         Able to work closely with other team members in a collaborative productive multidisciplinary environment

 

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Microsoft NERD
1 Memorial Drive
First Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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