Imagine Cup 2013 Opens with Larger Prizes

Last week Microsoft announced the opening of the 2013 Imagine Cup. This year there are thee competition and three challenges for students to enter. The prizes are larger as well with a top prize for each of the three competition being $50,000 (USD) and each of the challenges having a top prize of $10,000 (USD)….

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Interesting Links 7 May 2012

I didn’t have much to say last week so I decided not to say much on the blog. I also took a couple of days off the end of the week. Fortunately a lot of other people had a lot to say and I have a good store of links to share with you. I…

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US Imagine Cup Winners 2012

The 2012 Imagine Cup is now history for most teams. A few are still involved as they are on their way to Sydney Australia for the world wide finals this July. So far that includes FlashFood who will be representing the US in the Software design invitational. Congratulations to them. We know they will represent…

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Interesting Links 23 April 2012

I’ve been in Redmond WA at Microsoft’s headquarters since last Friday for the US Finals of the Imagine Cup. The picture on the left is me with team Digital Infinity, the one high school team competing with university  students. (You can still vote for them in the People’s Choice voting until May 15th.  besides on…

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Interesting Links Post 9 April 2012

I need a favor. A small favor. I need people to click this link and go vote for the Imagine Cup People’s Choice awards. Yes I am trying to get more people to use my link to get to the voting site so I can win a prize. Evil I know. BUT what I’d also…

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2012 US Imagine Cup People’s Choice Voting

The voting is now open for the US Imagine Cup People’s Choice award. You can visit the web site on Facebook and view profiles of the 22 teams who are attending the US Finals and select your favorite. All the teams are great and or course made their way through a rigorous selection process. We…

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Next Round Of Imagine Cup Deadlines Coming Up

The Imagine Cup series of competitions has a new round of deadlines coming up over the next two weeks. The good news is that the barriers to entry in most of these is low enough that students still have time to get their act together and enter. The Kinect Fun Labs Challenge and the Windows…

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Key Imagine Cup 2012 Dates Approaching

Randy Guthrie wrote a long information packed post about Key Imagine Cup 2012 Dates Approaching in the very near future. If you or your students are entering the Imagine Cup I highly recommend you read Randy’s post or at least visit the Imagine Cup site to verify that you have the correct dates in mind….

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Two New Imagine Cup Challenges for 2012

The Imagine Cup just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Today two more challenges were announced via the Imagine Cup blog (Microsoft Announces Windows Metro Style App and Kinect Fun Labs Challenges for Imagine Cup 2012). One challenge is specifically for Kinect applications while the other is for Windows Metro Style apps for Windows 8! Kinect…

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Imagine Cup as Group Projects

One of the things that often makes Imagine Cup entries a good educational experience is that they require planning and team work. A good Imagine Cup entry is seldom a one person project. Many universities use the Imagine Cup, especially the Software Design event, as senior projects. The Game Event makes a great team project…

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