The second Transformers Cybertron Con 2012 is happening at Resorts World Singapore Convention Centre at Compass Ballroom, the first in South East Asia, from 11th March 2012 to 14th March 2012. It will be showcasing many Transformers collectables from 1984 to present, with lots of games, merchandise, and various activities.
David Crawford, User Experience Consultant at Microsoft, discusses the most common design hurdles facing Windows Phone developers, and provides tips and tricks to avoid common pitfalls. Crawford also discusses best practices for branding applications.
Bryan Agnetta, Senior User Experience (UX) PM Lead at Microsoft, gives a step-by-step review of the Windows Phone experience. Agnetta answers developers’ questions regarding developing for the Metro UI and Windows Phone devices.
Bryan Agnetta, Senior User Experience PM Lead at Microsoft, offers insight into developing applications using the Metro design language. Agnetta gives an overview of creating applications with Metro and discusses Microsoft’s efforts to integrate its various brands into this one innovative platform.
“Databases are Categories” – An awesome explanation by David Spivak of what category theory is and how it relates to databases.
Category theory is a powerful language for organizing layers of abstraction in all areas of mathematics. Databases are powerful tools for organizing information of all sorts. Whereas categories are often considered hopelessly abstract, databases are often considered horrifically mundane. Thus it is either strange or fitting that, mathematically speaking, categories and databases are the same concept. In this talk I’ll show how to turn any database into a category and any category into a database. I’ll also discuss functors and how they may be useful for issues of data migration and merging.
At Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011, take a sneak peek at next step in private cloud computing with just two of hundreds of new capabilities coming in the next version of Windows Server, internally code-named “Windows Server 8.” Go to the 36:50 mark of this video for the demo.
The top 12 girls this year are the tallest in the history of the SingTel Grid Girls competition with an average height of 1.7m. They also comprise a diverse racial mix – including ladies of Mongolian, Thai and Taiwanese heritage. The ladies will be making appearances at road shows to drum up public support to emerge as the top three Grid Girls of 2011.
Starting 23 July, members of the public can vote for their favourite girls at www.facebook.com/singtel or via SMS and stand to win a LG Optimus Black mobile phone. Voting will close on 4 September and the top three SingTel Grid Girls will then be selected. Public votes make up 50 per cent of the final tally. These girls will win cash prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 respectively, be at the front of the starting grid on race day, and be featured in a cover shoot for 8 Days magazine in the race weekend issue.
My favorites are Joanne Alex Yeo, GG05, and Sirada Kurujitkosol, GG11. Check out the interviews I did, in collaboration with techielobang.com and mhisham.org:
Interview with Joanne Alex Yeo, GG05, aka Alex. Age 21, Chinese, Singaporean, 173cm and 58kg. Currently studying at Standsfield College.
Interview with Sirada Kurujitkosol, GG11, aka Five. Age 20, Thai, Singapore PR, 172cm and 51kg. Currently working as an admin.
SingTel is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of their SingTel AMPed service, and SingTel has brought Lady Gaga in for a showcase at Marina Bay Sands tonight during her tour in Asia.
SingTel today unveiled SingTel AMPed 2.0, allowing music lovers to discover, enjoy and share great music like never before. SingTel AMPed 2.0 offers high quality streaming of complete songs to mobile phones and computers. Users can start listening to songs in an instant without waiting for them to download.
The new service makes listening to music a truly social experience by letting users share their favourite tracks and recommendations via Facebook, Twitter and SingTel AMPed’s own social network platform. A new playlist sharing feature allows everyone to be a DJ and grow their very own fan club. The service will also create playlists to suit different moods and occasions.
Over 150 Lady Gaga fans gathered at the SingTel Comcentre to showcase their best song and dance moves in a bid to win themselves tickets to this Thursday’s “Born This Way” showcase. The event was a colourful celebration of Lady Gaga’s larger-than-life personality and creativity.
Many outlandish outfits were on display to go along with the high-energy dance moves and powerful vocals. To recognise their enthusiasm and efforts, SingTel gave away a pair of showcase tickets to all performers, much to the delight of everyone present.
Lady Gaga will be performing at Marina Bay Sands on Thursday 7th July 2011 at 7pm for more than 2,000 SingTel customers and fans to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of SingTel’s AMPed music service.