The Microsoft Research Faculty Summit starts today (about noon eastern US time) Much of it will be streamed at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/events/fs2012/virtualfacultysummit.aspx This is a first for the conference. I’m going to be there and blogging and Tweeting what I find interesting. You can also follow the activity from the MSR Faculty summit using the #FacSumm hashtag if you use Twitter. And follow me at @AlfredTwo. if you are not doing so already. But it’s early today so here are my usual set of interesting links.

Doug Bergman ‏@dougbergmanUSA will be one of the judges for this year’s US Partners in Learning Forum. On his blog he writes his thoughts about judging and participating in the forum. The PiL Forum is a great event with some of the most interesting and innovative teacher projects going.

Geeky image? Macho culture??  Men & women disagree why IT is less attractive to women. This is an interesting read. Guys like myself tend to make soone set of assumptions about why women do or do not do things. Apparently we can be wrong – no surprise there.

I liked reading 'Old and New Dogs; New Tricks'  interesting post by Doug Peterson @DougPete

Nifty CS assignments is a site with a great collection of interesting computer science education projects. We had a session on this at the recent CS & IT Conference and it seems like a good time to remind people about this great resource.

Exploration of Computer Science on Smart Phones is a video about an engineer who is using smart phones and smart phone development to help teach computer science.

From the Windows development team:  Windows 8 will be available for VL/EES schools and universities early August and the world in October!

Kathleen Weaver gave a session on how she raises money for her school projects at the CS & IT Conference. Via her blog and a Moodle page she is looking to share her ideas with others.