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…

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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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Imagine Cup 2007 Korea – Day 2

Day 2 was very hectic and eventful. Here are the updates and highlights for the Canadian and North American teams: Team Omni – Software Development Challenge Around 9:50 AM this morning, Team Omni gave their second presentation. The team did their best and the judging was really really tough. The team was not able to move to the next round…

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Imagine Cup 2007 Korea – Day 1

Greetings from Seoul! Yesterday was quite eventful as I flew 20+ hours from Toronto, to Dallas, then ending up in Seoul, South Korea. Took a bus to the hotel with the Canadian photography competitors, Team Awesome and Team Robot Hospital, caught the tail end of the keynote, had a few hors d’oeuvres and went to…

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The Road to Imagine Cup Korea – T-Minus 7 Days

In the next few blog posts, I’ll set the stage to explain what the Imagine Cup is all about – then we’ll start taking a look at some of the specific Canadian entries. The theme of this year’s Imagine Cup is “Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all.” The first category in…

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The Road to Imagine Cup Korea – T-Minus 8 Days

To prepare for the trip to South Korea, I had to go through a bit of research. The first part was figuring out the timezone – the official timezone is GMT/UTC +9. I’ve worked out an algorithm to help me quickly figure out the time in Toronto and vice-versa: If it’s 8:00 AM, add an hour…

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The Road to Imagine Cup Korea – T-Minus 9 Days

The theme for this year’s Imagine Cup is Education – the challenge is “Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all.” (the themes year after year are similar in one way – they challenges students to thing of ways that software can be used in citizenship and improve people’s lives). There were hundreds of Canadians that participated…

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The Road to Imagine Cup Korea – T-Minus 10 Days

This year, I will be travelling to Seoul, South Korea with 9 Canadian finalists as part of the Imagine Cup challenge. I feel very privileged to have been picked to accompany these really talented students to cheer them on! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Imagine Cup, it is one way we are encouraging young people…

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