Microsoft’s Mix On Campus Australia in November

Microsoft Australia really knows how to treat students. They were the first in the world to offer tertiary students a copy of Office Ultimate for just $75 bucks, and now they’re hosting an event just for students around Australia. Today they’ve opened registrations for Mix On Campus, a free one-day event exclusively for students and lecturers involved in multimedia or web development.

MIX On Campus

Whilst Microsoft’s other events generally either run straight through a school week and cost a leg to attend, not only is Mix On Campus scheduled to run after everyone’s end-of-year exams, it is also free to attend. Plus, you could also be in the running for some free prizes so if you’re really cheap, you could always eBay them for a little profit. Now there’s no reason not to attend.

Even if you don’t drink the Microsoft kool-aid, it’s a great time to catch up with other students around the city and meet with industry experts who will be speaking whilst drinking some other flavored beverage. The session details and speakers have not yet been confirmed but if it’s anything like its relative ReMIX was, there should be some great content and learning opportunities. Of course expect Silverlight and Expression to be there.

Keep and eye out on the official event blog as well as the Microsoft AU Academic blog for news and updates, but make sure you register as soon as possible because seating is limited. Here is a summary of the events, registration link and Facebook groups.

Tuesday, 20 November, 10am-4pm
QUT City Campus – Room 117, B Block, 2 George St, Brisbane
Facebook group
Map of venue
Monday, 26 November, 10am-4pm
Melbourne Conference Centre (near RMIT), 333 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Facebook group
Map of venue
Friday, 30 November, 10am-4pm
UTS City Campus – Guthrie Theatre, Building 6, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo
Facebook group
Map of venue

I’ll definitely be at the Melbourne event. Now I better get back to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Update: The address for the Melbourne event seems to be wrong on the blog. I’m certain it’s at the Melbourne Convention center, which is at Southbank, not on Swanston Street. Update 2: Nope, it’s at the Conference Center on Swanston Street.

11 insightful thoughts

  1. Apple’s OS’s are too expensive, as is their hardware.

    Plus, i have more interest in gaming than Photoshop or UT2004.

  2. Microsoft offered Windows Vista Business to students in my college here in Malaysia for RM5, thats about 1USD. Talk about promotion. I got my own copy of a genuine WIN VISTA BUSINESS with a unique serial key… But it was only limited to students doing IT in our college.. 🙁

  3. Microsoft’s a bit generous. They came to the University of Toronto earlier this month as part of a TechFest they held for a variety of MS products: Windows Fundamentals, the new Fluent interface, Search, Mobile, etc.

    They had a bunch of prizes offered there as well. I walked away with a copy of Office Ultimate. I already have Home and Student and swear by it, but hey, having the entire suite in my possession’s a sweet bonus. 🙂

    Tell that to poster number 2 up there. Though I have to admit that Apple runs a good scholarship program that awards iPods and Macbooks to university-bound students.

  4. hi, I’m from India have to say wow good work . I mean this is something really really good .I’m sure it must have been one of the most amazing events ever done by microsoft.But sad its only in Australia……

  5. Just went to the event in Brisbane. Really interesting and the speakers were very entertaining. Definitely recommended.

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