Imagine Cup 2008: Day 2 – Working Long Hours

Team RoboTree (Short Film)The team is well on it’s way to create a new short film for the competition. The students were thrown a curveball as the theme and the guidelines for the finals are the same for the second round. Essentially, the goal is to “share a perspective on how technology enables a sustainable environment”. The team worked into…

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Imagine Cup 2008: Introducing Team RoboTree

Team Robotree includes Dan Tran (left), Media Ridha (bottom centre) taken just before Drake Birmann (top centre), and Ryan Morrison (right) left for tree planting in Northern Ontario for the summer. The students are from Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario. They are one of the six worldwide finalist in the Imagine Cup Short…

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Imagine Cup 2008: Introducing Team GreeNet

Team GreeNet includes Jin Fan and Kevin Muise from School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, BC. Another team called EcoLid from SFU also competed in the Imagine Cup competition – you can read more about the entry on the CanUX blog via my colleague Qixing Zheng. Team GreeNet is one of the six worldwide finalists…

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Imagine Cup 2008: Day 1 – Road To Paris

Video: Imagine Cup 2008 Finals The Imagine Cup is a global competition that encourages young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Last year, I travelled with Canadian students to Seoul, Korea with Team Robot Hospital, Team Awesome, Team iDoll…

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What skills are major game development companies looking for?

  Are you interested in or thinking about entering the job market as a game developer? I recently attended the Academic Days on Game Development in Computer Science Education Conference which provided some interesting facts. At the conference, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Bungie and Garage Games revealed the specific knowledge set and skills they look out for in candidates when hiring…

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Microsoft DreamSpark in Canada – No Cost Software for Students!

We have just announced a new program called Microsoft DreamSpark which provides professional development and design tools to students in Canada (and around the World) at no charge. The official launch date for Canada is February 21st. Our team is really committed to help support and advance their learning and skills through technical design, technology, math,…

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David Hu, WarPong and XNA

One of the amazing stories to come out of X07 Canada is that of David Hu (shown below on the right, beside David Flook), a grade 10 student from Toronto who created a cool XNA game called WarPong. His story has spread throughout the blogosphere including prominent magazines such as Wired, Blog New Channel, and others.   …

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Imagine Cup 2007 Korea – Canada Wins!

I can now announce that Team Awesome came 3rd place in the Photography Challenge and walked away with a giant cheque and trophies! Congratulations to both Team Awesome (Team Robot Hospital and the rest of the Canadian and U.S. teams) on winning the finals, flying to Seoul, South Korea and participating in this world competition! Here is a…

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Imagine Cup 2007 Korea – Day 4

Today, we had the Digital Theatre presentation where Photography and Short Film competitors got the chance to show their presentations. Team Robot Hospital and Team Awesome did a great showing – the photos are really impressive. We will be posting them shortly so you can take a look at how talented our students are. Let’s collectively…


Imagine Cup 2007 Korea – Day 3

There wasn’t much happening in terms of competition today, however we all had to get up quite early to spend the “Day in Seoul” – a sightseeing tour sponsored by the city, of different Korean cultural landmarks . Here are a handful of photo highlights of our visit to the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Seoul Museum of History…

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