Imagine Cup software Design UK Final

Last week saw the UK final for the Imagine Cup Software Design Competition where we picked a team to represent the UK at the worldwide finals in Poland this summer. This year we partnered with five leading UK charities to work with the student teams to align real-world needs with top technical talent. A series…


UK Imagine Cup – Register now and we’ll donate £1 to charity!*

Even though the UK Software Design has just closed, we’re still looking for ways to support our partner charities and to keep you up to date with the UK competition. Register and donate! Here’s the deal – for every student that registers for the UK competition, between now and 31st March 2010, we’ll donate one…


Imagine Cup 2010 – Compete Now!

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…


Imagine Cup; UK Bags 1st Place in Short Film and 3rd in Games Development

We’re now all back from Cairo and fully recovered from the heat and sleep deprivation. The great news is that across the board the UK teams excelled with both the Short Film and Games Development making it on stage at the final. Our Short Film team (Fulham Four) were from the London Film Academy and…


Student Celebration Day Videos

Just as we’re heading off to Cairo for the Imagine Cup worldwide finals I want to give you a flashback to the UK final event… Previously I published the slides from all of the Microsoft Research talks delivered on the day and now, finally I have the videos online! Getting from A to B: Fast…


Cairo here we come…

Regular readers will know all about the Imagine Cup but for the uninitiated it is the worlds largest student technology competition which Microsoft runs annually. 2009 has been a bumper year for the UK with 14 students travelling to Egypt this Friday to represent the UK in the Software Design, Embedded Development, Games Development, Short…


Student Celebration Day

Yesterday we held a big event at MSR (Microsoft Research) Cambridge  to celebrate the success of UK MSPs and Imagine Cup Contestants. The day included a series of fascinating talks from MSR and Microsoft (slides and video to follow shortly) and culminated in an award ceremony for MSPs and Imagine Cup winners. Team TKCL (Kings…

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Imagine Cup UK Finalists Touch Down in Seattle

Part of the prize for winning the UK finals of the Software Design competition of the Imagine Cup was a trip to our head office in Redmond to work with the Popfly team. Dom and Ben flew out on Sunday night and from the video Ben’s just posted on his blog it looks like they’re…

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Sell your XNA Games with Xbox LIVE Community Games!

Over the last couple of weeks there have been some exciting announcements trickling out through the official XNA blog… Firstly the release of Schizoid the first game built using XNA to be published on Xbox LIVE Arcade – from the official site: "Cooperative gameplay is redefined in the fast-paced and unique Schizoid! Control red and…

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Imagine Cup Update

Both our Software Design and Embedded development teams put in a sterling effort but unfortunately neither progressed to the final. At least we can take consolation in the quality of the entries that did progress, the quality of work produced by our international peers is outstanding. The format of the photography competition is slightly different…

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