Team Canada rocks Russia! Day 1 – There are flags everywhere

Team Sano from University of Calgary is in St Petersburg ready to present at the Worldwide Imagine Cup Finals in St Petersburg, Russia!

Imagine an event with teams of students from 71 different countries each with an incredible project to share. Some teams have built games, some have built great business ideas, some have built projects to help others. What they all have in common is a love of technology and a passion to do amazing things with technology. Welcome to Imagine Cup Worldwide finals.

Team SanoTeam Sano, from the University of Calgary is representing Canada this year in St Petersburg: Omar Zaarour, Omar Addam, Tamer Jarada, Fatemeh Keshavarz and their mentor Reda Alhajj. Unfortunately Fatemeh was not able to attend the finals in person, but her work will be respresented by the rest of the team.

Today started off with a briefing on what to expect over the next three days, followed by a group photo of all the students. A brass band played, streamers flew through the air as students from across the globe cheered and waved their flags. Then there was just enough time to grab a bite to eat before the jet lag started to take it’s toll. So now the team is getting in one last review and some sleep. Tomorrow at 9:45 AM they will present to a panel of 4 judges in the first part of the judging. Tomorrow night they’ll get to demonstrate their project to the over 100 members of the press in attendance.

There’s no rest for the wicked, and there’s no rest for the students at Imagine Cup for the next 72 hours. We’ll keep you posted as the event continues! Follow the Imagine Cup world finals on Twitter hashtag #ImagineCup to keep up with the latest news! The competition is tough but Sano is ready! Go Canada Go!

Imagine Cup World Finals Group Photo St Petersburg

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