With Windows 8, Microsoft has created a new and beautiful user interface, which lets you find the information important to you, embodies simplicity, and gives you control. It's built for touch from the ground up to help you do what you want quickly and naturally. Most importantly, Windows 8 was built to give passionate developers a platform to create a whole new generation of full-screen apps that are based on modern web standards and available through the new Windows Store.
Mail.Ru Group is one of Russia's leading internet service providers. Their main goal is to develop the IT environment in Russia, including sharing innovations and supporting talented young people. That's why Mail.Ru Group fosters the development of IT education: we create our own projects (such as Russian Code Cup, TechForum and our mainstream project Technopark) and support key industry events such as Imagine Cup. These events are important for the IT industry in general and particularly for young people, who get to interact with industry experts and win grants for their projects' development. Click here to learn more about the Mail.Ru Group Connected Planet Award!
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in freshly made chilled chicken. KFC is a brand that offers a unique product and all dishes are cooked from fresh chilled chicken, according to international standards of quality. Click here to learn more about the KFC Russia Award!
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. For more information, visit www.unwomen.org.
Got an app idea? Get funded now! AppCampus is a mobile accelerator program managed by Aalto University in Finland. This is a US$24 million joint investment between Microsoft and Nokia to foster mobile application development on Windows Phone and any other Nokia platform. AppCampus grants 20.000-70.000€ funding to innovative, first-to-market ideas with a fresh approach on design elegance, superior quality and performance. We are seeking developers and entrepreneurs who have the ambition to be the next big thing in mobile. Read more and send your submission today at www.appcampus.fi.
At DevExpress, we are a company made up of developers that have a rich understanding and a deep appreciation for a breadth of technologies, including Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WPF and Silverlight. Our customers are at the center of our corporate culture and we are committed to delivering exceptional customer service and technical support. At DevExpress, we take a thoughtful approach to product development, bringing new platforms and technologies to market when the industry is ready. Our innovation and technical leadership make us the right choice for developers in both big organizations and small.
Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
Avanade provides business technology solutions and managed services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft technologies to help customers realize results. Our people have helped thousands of organizations in all industries improve business agility, employee productivity and customer loyalty. With more than 17,000 Microsoft certifications across our talent pool, operating from more than 60 locations in 20 countries, we are the best in the business on Microsoft platforms and applications.
Reksoft is a leading software engineering services provider in Russia. They specialize in supplying software development services, products and solutions to enterprises, ISVs, and system integrators operating in a variety of industries. Since 2008, Reksoft has been part of Technoserv group as the largest Russian company dedicated to system integration, IT-services and creation of engineering facilities. They possess extensive experience in deploying and running reliable dedicated software development centers with attrition rate below market average, as well as delivering large and mission-critical projects.
Dreamspark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research. DreamSpark is all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost so that students can create the next big breakthrough in technology -- or just enhance their learning and get a head start on their career.
The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 by the Russian government with an objective to accelerate transformation of Russia from a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy. The Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre composed of more than 870 companies and start-ups, developing innovative technologies, a Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), a new graduate research University, and Skolkovo city located near Moscow. 28 of the world's most successful corporations have already recognized the opportunity Skolkovo presents having signed R&D partnership agreements with the Foundation.
The Agency for Strategic Initiatives creates opportunities for young, ambitious leaders who can make Russia the top economy in the world and make it the country where everybody wants to live and work. ASI promotes projects and initiatives of fast-growing medium-size business in the social sphere; develops and increases the number of leaders in that sphere; improves the business climate and creates positive images of business and businesspeople in Russian society; assists in the development of professional competencies; and creates and supports new, young leaders.
IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization for a global community of technology leaders, including: students, professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, and employers.