On Monday we launched this years Imagine Cup competition in the UK.
The Imagine Cup is the worlds largest student technology competition with thousands of the best and brightest students from around the world competing for the opportunity to represent their country at the international finals (this year to be held in Warsaw) and ultimately win in their category.
The competition has four categories this year:
This year we’ve worked with some of the UK’s leading charities to provide you with a selection of project briefs to form the basis of your entry. There’s a good range of briefs all addressing real world problems identified by our partner charities. I would really recommend using these briefs (although this is not compulsory) as they will get you off to a flying start.
As ever we anticipate Games Design being a very popular category this year. The competition is largely the same as last year but with one key difference – you can now use either XNA or Silverlight to build your game.
We are also planning on running a series of X48 type events where all entries would be submitted as Round 1 entries – once we have more details I’ll post them here.
The Digital Media competition is designed for your team to create a video as interesting and as enticing as possible so that people want to pass it on, share it, and get the entire world to vote for it. The videos that become the most viral - win! This is a chance for those who've always enjoyed creating videos and multimedia experiences, to develop one that can change the global community.
IT Challenge highlights the art and science of developing, deploying, and maintaining IT systems that are efficient, functional, robust and secure. You, as a growing IT professional may think you have the base set of tools and techniques, but are you ready to consider a customer's unique needs and configurations that will make all of the pieces of a specific system fit together?