Live from the Imagine Cup 2011 World Festival… And the winner is…

It has been a great week of competition here in New York. The Imagine Cup 2011 is almost over. Tonight is the announcement of the winners for the different competitions and awards. The energy in the room is crazy. All students have been singing and dancing on the last Black Eyed Peas tune, all together…

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Live from Imagine Cup in New York

We are in New York this week, where the 2011 Imagine Cup finals are taking place. We just ended the first day of competition and time is just flying by! After regional judging in 14 countries and an online competition, 20 teams have been selected this year to compete in the Embedded Development competition here…

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Imagine Cup Solve This

For those not up to date on Imagine Cup, this is a World Wide Student competition organized by Microsoft yearly. The theme of the competition is around using technology to help solving the toughest problems as defined by the United Nations in its Millennium Development Goals. The second biggest competition is Embedded Development consisting in…

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Do you Love NY?

Hey students, you want to visit New York and you want to get a chance to compete against students from all around the world in a software challenge? Imagine Cup 2011, Microsoft’s Premier students competition, will take place in New York this time! I am even more excited as the Embedded Development competition will be…

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Imagine Cup Finals

Yesterday was the Imagine Cup semi-finalists presentations at the Opera House in Warsaw. The 6 teams selected in the first 2 rounds of the Embedded Development competition had to present their project in front of all the Imagine Cup competitors. A pretty amazing scene has been setup for this at the Opera House. The backstage…

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Imagine Cup - first day of competition

On Sunday 4th was the first day of judging at Imagine Cup. For the Embedded development competition, the participating students had to do a 10 minutes presentation, then a 10 minutes demo. A few little stories made me think we have a great generation of engineers here. Some teams, during early morning setup of their…

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Imagine Cup–registration and opening

Yesterday (Saturday 3d) was the registration and judges briefing day at the Palace of Culture and Science of Warsaw. The embedded Development competition I am following counts 15 teams coming from 15 different countries. I started meeting the students and was impressed by their determination and enthusiasm. They got the chance (going through the first…

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Imagine Cup 2010, D-1

Imagine Cup 2010 kicks off tomorrow here is Warsaw. The second bigger competition is the Embedded Development one, and I will be following up the 15 teams arriving today not only to compete for a nice check but also and certainly mostly for the experience of Imagine Cup. Warsaw is preparing to celebrate  Chopin’s 200th…

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Imagine Cup one month later

One month after Imagine Cup I am still in an “Imagine Cup mood” and I wanted to write an article about what I saw there. You can read this article here.

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Imagine Cup 2009: Day 4

In this extra special edition of Imagine Cup Today, we share the students’ cultural day and experience the spectacle of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx. We also get unrestricted access to sites that few others managed to capture. Check out Team Korea and Team Egypt doing our jobs! Finally, we offer the real story…

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