Sunday, September 27, 2009

Technorama: The Magic of Software

Last Friday I visited the special exhibition "The Magic of Software" at the Technorama Winterthur, Switzerland. It's an event to the 20th anniversary of Microsoft Switzerland. Since Noser Engineering AG (the company I work for) is Microsoft Gold Partner, we got the chance to provide an application to this exhibition, of which I helped to implement a small part.

We implemented a multi-touch truck disposition game. The user has to try to distribute a list of orders to a fixed number of trucks. The more order you can deliver in the given time the more points you get.

At this technological excursion I got the chance to work with some of the newest Microsoft technologies:
  • .NET 4.0 Beta (WPF, C#, XAML)
  • Windows 7 (RC)
  • Visual Studio Team System 2010 (Beta)
The software runs on a HP TouchSmart.

Here are some pictures of the application at the exhibition (I took them with my cell phone, the quality isn't optimal):

The exhibition is open until the 31th October, 2009. Try to beat my result! As you can see on the second picture, that shouldn't be hard. ;-) (rank: 111; points: 42'605)