A Weekly Wrap-up
So it’s been a pretty ridiculous week on all fronts. I saw James Cameron at the Imagine Cup, met one of the founders of Her Campus and made the front page of LMU.edu with Chris. It’s been busy to say the least. I’m graduating in a week and now is probably a good time to take a survey of the state of things.
While Microsoft has been on rocky ground with students for a few years now, things like the Imagine Cup are indicators that they really care. More and more as we’ve been running HackCollege, it’s been great to see the big boys wake up and give us students some credibility. It’s one thing to make products for students. It’s another (more awesome) thing to put the power in their hands. The ingeniousness of Mobilife shows the world that—although we drink plenty of beer—some of us are still making a difference. University relations departments can only get stories and projects so far. The student community needs more guys like Microsoft to give us another outlet for creativity.
(To be fair, Apple and other companies do have student sections at their developer conferences, but Microsoft is the only company with a series of events dedicated to students.)
I’ll go into more detail next week, but it’s kind of a bummer to be graduating. Things are getting more and more exciting by the day. I’ll detail what’s in store for HackCollege in the coming weeks, months and years.
Have a great weekend (even if you are cramming for finals).