Wow! We've had a very busy spring here at Imagine Cup as our National Finals contests around the planet happened over the course of January through April. From thousands of teams worldwide we've selected the best student technology projects to go to the next round.
Our 2014 World Semifinals are now underway. We have more than 170 student teams from 76 countries competing in the Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship categories. From Senegal to Serbia, New Zealand to Nepal, the United States to Uruguay, it's an incredible lineup of top talent.
For the first time ever, you can now meet these teams and learn about their projects right here on our website. Visit our new Team Gallery page and you can start exploring! You can check out teams from your country, or find out what fun projects students are making for our Games category.
We've recruited judges from all over the world, including both Microsoft staff and veteran technologists from our Microsoft MVP program. They are pouring over our students' projects: watching presentation videos, reading documents, and installing actual software to see how well it works.
Meanwhile, our student teams are also competing for two great World Semifinals awards! The Skype Award will recognize three top student teams with $5,000 each and the Visual Studio Online Boost will give nine teams $1,000.
Who will win? In early June we'll announce which teams are advancing to our Imagine Cup 2014 World Finals in Seattle, Washington, USA.
John Scott Tynes
Imagine Cup Program Lead
Microsoft Student Developers