Tag: Microsoft

From Living Room to Amazon Launchpad: Backers Help Bring the Ockel Sirius to Life

Entrepreneur Tim Haaksma quit his solid job at Philips to start his own company. Avanca may have begun in Tim’s living room but it is now the fastest growing hardware company in Europe. The team at Avanca were united around a vision to create a mobile device with all of the computing powers of a … read more

Campaign Highlight: An Hour of Code for Every Student

Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. That’s what Code.org—a Seattle-based nonprofit set up to encourage computer-science education says, and they’ve launched the Hour of Code for Every Student campaign, to help make it happen. The campaigners, led by Code.org founder and chief executive Hadi Partovi aim to raise … read more