This Imagine Cup team says: don’t set out to win. Set out to improve

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Last Summer at the Imagine Cup World Finals, three computer-science students earned themselves a boot camp at Microsoft for the compassion ingenuity of their app, BoneyCare.  BoneyCare is designed to help people with speech disorders improve their confidence and speaking quality. The app records, transcribes and analyzes a user’s speech patterns, which speech pathologists can…

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2017 U.S. Imagine Cup Winners announced atop Seattle Space Needle!

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The U.S. Imagine Cup Finals took place in Seattle this week during an exciting three-day event where Microsoft exposed students to networking opportunities, innovative technology and community celebration. Out of nearly 3,000 students across the U.S., 12 student finalist teams competed to win up to $6,000 and the chance to advance to the Imagine Cup…

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Create a database driven photo sharing website in the cloud for a chance to win $1000!

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Master cloud computing with Microsoft Azure and you could win $1,000! Did you know that every month a student pockets $1,000 USD for winning the Hello Cloud sweepstakes? To compete in Hello Cloud, you just register and complete one or more Hello Cloud activities, which we describe below. Every activity you complete gives you another…

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What’s the secret to a successful hackathon? Problem-solving and teamwork

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Creative problem solving is a boon in every industry, but for developers, it can mean the difference between a successful product and a dud. You would be hard-pressed to find a course called “Problem-Solving 101” in your school’s course catalog, so how can you strengthen your problem-solving skills? Kendall Weistroffer from the University of Denver…

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Face to face with Satya Nadella: Find out what the 2016 Imagine Cup Champions asked Microsoft’s CEO!

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Team ENTy of Romania, the 2016 Imagine Cup World Champions, got their chance to claim the grand prize for winning Microsoft’s global technology competition: a private mentoring session with CEO Satya Nadella. Though the three members of Team ENTy – Flavia Oprea, Iulian-Razvan Matesica and Cristian Alexandrescu – were nervous leading up to the call,…

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Students devs, it’s time to switch from MongoDB to Microsoft Azure!

Editor’s Note: Jingya Wang is Microsoft Student Partner currently attending Imperial College London. You can find more of Jingya’s awesome code over on GitHub. You are deciding on which database you should use for your web app, searching for NoSQL database and coming cross MongoDB. “MongoDB has been #1 in the NoSQL category!” She is…

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Rock star student dev immerses herself in hackathons and cloud technologies at Global MVP Summit

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Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Mariam Elgabry, a Microsoft Student Partner in the United Kingdom who currently attends Imperial College London.  I recently traveled to Washington State as a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) to represent the U.K. for Microsoft’s 2016 Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) Global Summit. Needless to say, I could…

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10 tips for building awesome on-campus events from the 2016 MSP of the Year

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Editor’s Note: Lisa Wong, 2016 Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) of the Year and guest blogger for the Microsoft Imagine Blog, shares her wisdom on how to be a successful MSP. MSPs are student technology leaders, empowered to build Microsoft communities on their campus and share their deep knowledge and passion for technology with their fellow…

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This Imagine Cup team gives you the power to manipulate time and see the future

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  In their game “Timelie,” Imagine Cup Team PH21 from Thailand puts you in control of a woman and girl as they try to escape from a research lab. The four student developers that make up Team PH21 met while collaborating on computer engineering projects at Chulalongkorm University in Thailand. Their game started as a…

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Can technology help stop bullying? This Imagine Cup team believes it can

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Last year, four students from Greece came across the story of Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old in Canada who tragically took her own life after two years of bullying. Inspired by the young woman’s story, the students – Georgios Schinas, Ilias Chrysovergis, Margarita Bintsi and Vasileios Baltatzis – decided to explore the possibility of using technology…

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