Computer Science

Microsoft recognises Rob Miles as an exceptional technology community leader

6 August 2012

Rob Miles, Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science has been awarded as a Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP). With fewer than 5,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVP’s represent a highly select group of experts who share a deep commitment to their community.

Rob MilesThis prestigious annual award celebrates Rob Miles’ involvement with Microsoft and his hard work as a Windows Phone MVP and Competition Captain at the Imagine Cup Software Development Challenge in Australia in July 2012. Rob and his fellow judges had just three days to judge the finalists in the Software Development challenge, with 72 student teams from around the world showing off the solutions they had created that would change the lives of their users.

Incredibly, this is his tenth consecutive year of being a Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP). When asked about his award, Rob said: “It’s nice to be appreciated by the people in industry. I have been involved with Microsoft for over a decade and it’s great to receive such recognition.”

Most recently, Rob has been working with Microsoft on his fifth book, which shows how to develop augmented reality applications using Microsoft’s Kinect controller. The book, entitled 'Start Here! Learn the Kinect API' is published by Microsoft Press and available now from all good booksellers.

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