Today Microsoft was having the first Microsoft Student Festival in my university. The festival is actually a small exposition by some sponsors, followed by a presentation about Microsoft and the future of computers and finally a draw takes place and one student wins a lot of prices! And in USJ that student was me!!! I won!!! :D
In addition to the prizes I won, another student got a free training courses and we all received a bag from Microsoft containing a T-Shirt a Dunkin-Donuts free coffe coupon and a VB.NET 2008 Express CD.
After everyone talked with everyone for half an hour, we decided to race in 2 groups of 8, but when the first group got on the track 4 people joined them and they raced together so we decided not to have a second race and end the meeting since the second race wasn’t gonna be very exciting.
After the meeting we all drove together for a while before separating. This is the 3rd meeting organized by Exoleb and this one is by far the best one. A lot of people showed up and had fun so we must have another one soon.
Now I am back home studying for my exams next week, I still have a chapter of Oracle, some Java and statistics to study but I think I’ll manage to finish everything on time.
On Fridays we have a weird schedule at university. We start at 8 in the morning and finish at 8:15 PM, but we only have 3 classes in between so we have 6 free hours to fill. Some of us go home but that means you’ll spend your day on the road if you do not live near the university so a lot of people stay at university.
Last week we decided to test something, everyone agreed to get his laptop to try and play Counter Strike. At 9:30 when the first class was over we installed the game on all the laptops and tried to create an ad-hoc network between them, the network worked but we couldn’t play against each others so we decided to connect to the wireless router of the university and try again and this time it worked perfectly! everyone could connect and the game started, we played for hours and the time passed quickly, it was like we went 5 years back to the time when CS was so popular in Lebanon you couldn’t enter an internet cafe and not find 10 peoples in it playing the game.
Tomorrow I restart university! I have some English courses I have to take and they are making us take them now, so starting tomorrow I will have to wake up at 7am to go to university from 8am till 1pm every day (excluding Sundays) for 3 weeks!! I will finish on the 14 September and I’ll resume normal university on the 17.