- students tend to know what is relevant to other students and can pitch the material accordingly
- It's a great experience for the students to actually give a presentation to an audience
- I don't have to do any talking, I can just sit and watch
Anyhoo, they showed us how easy it is to build a cloud based service that your program can then use, and that all this cloudy goodness is available for free via Microsoft DreamSpark.
At the end of their talk I asked for a show of hands for anyone interested in learning more, and perhaps taking part in an Azure jam session in one of our labs. Pretty much every hand in the room went up. Including mine.
So, in the next week or so we'll see about booking one of our labs for an hour or so and having a go at building a web application from scratch. Should be fun.
Thanks to Caitlin and Peter for putting Azure into context so nicely.