Live Blog of the Imagine Cup Student Competition: 9am EDT with Student Insider Patrick Godwin

Join us for a live blog of Imagine Cup Community Showcase Monday 26 April 2010 at 9am EDT. Special guests and speakers include James Cameron (Avatar and Titanic), Karen Cator, Direction of Educational Technology at the US Dept of Education Anthony Salcito, Microsoft VP of Education worldwide, and Craig Mundie, Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy…


Imagine Cup Embedded Development

The Microsoft Imagine Cup Embedded Development Competition offers: Altruistic projects based on the United Nations Millennium goals and connected to local charities to inspire students Support for course based project competition with prizes and a template for a press release to excite students Access to industry mentorship and engagement  to create employment networks for students…


Winners of the 2009 US Imagine Cup Microsoft Student Competition

Huge Congratulations to all the Imagine Cup participants and winners!  Here are your 2009 US Imagine Cup winners: 1st Place:  Multi-Point Web ($8,000 trip to Cairo, Egypt for WW finals) 2nd Place:  Mango Bunnies ($4,000) 3rd Place:  Special Child ($3,000) People’s Choice:  Aurora Borealis Who are these teams making it to the top?  Here’s a…


US Imagine Cup Announces Top 3 Teams at the Microsoft Student Competition

The results are in for the top 3 US finalists in Imagine Cup, Multi-Point Web, Special Child, and Mango Bunnies are all competing first prize!  Congratulations!! Later today will be the big announcement of who took #1, #2, and #3.  Imagine Cup is a premiere student competition where the best and brightest students come together. …


The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

As it turns out many people find my blog by searching for this rule, so I thought I’d make a post that’s more on target for people to find.  This is a great concept and especially relevant for teams headed to the Imagine Cup US finals in Cambridge, MA next week.  Is there an official…


First all girls team in the US Imagine Cup Finals

I was excited to see Mary Jo Foley’s post about the All-women’s team making the Imagine Cup contest finals  Ashley Myers, Erin “Ed” Donahue and Malisa Vongskul are working on Computer-Assisted Medication Regimen Adherence (CAMRA) and make up team MangoBunnies.  Their project: CAMRA “discreetly and conveniently supports HIV and AIDS patients by providing a medication…


Imagine Cup Countdown Gadget

Excited about Imagine Cup Egypt?  Check out this new Imagine Cup Egypt count-down gadget created by Andreas Balzar


Due Today! Imagine Cup US Software Design Submissions

Diane and I have been working around the clock to get people excited about Imagine Cup and the deadline is finally here.  If you’re working on a Qualifying Round submission or have a great idea, you have until tonight January 22nd at 11:59 pm PST.  You can submit your qualifying round entry here. Just to…


Why should you compete in Microsoft’s premiere Imagine Cup IT Challenge Competition?

1. Free practice for the “real thing”  (IT Challenges quizzes are like mini Microsoft certification exams…and we even offer free practice tests for the IT Challenge quizzes themselves!) 2. Free e-learning benefits (over 100 hours of free e-learning for all students that register) 3. Recognition 4. Great resume builder 5. It’s FREE and convenient –student…


Welcome Back Springboard Blog!

Welcome Back!  If you visited the blog lately ( and @SpringboardBlog)  you may have seen a redirection to a Springboard Technet Blog.  Stranger still, the RSS posts were still coming out this week although the links to SpringboardBlog were broken.  Apparently, there were some technical oversights when a TechNet and MSDN Blog have the same…