Welcome to the countdown for the Imagine Cup 2017 World Wide Finals
The competition shows the true power of technology to unlock students’ innate creativity and ingenuity and helps them build the skills they’ll need in the modern workforce. In just a few short weeks, more than 50 teams of student developers will descend upon the Microsoft campus here in Redmond to show us their vision for the future and compete for more than $200,000 in prizes. Those prizes include $100,000 in cash, a $120,000 Azure grant, a trip to next year’s Build developer conference and, best of all, a private mentoring session with our CEO, Satya Nadella.
Save the Date
Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise, will host the Imagine Cup Championships, which you can watch via a special webcast at 9 a.m. PDT on Thursday, July 27. Read more at https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2017/06/14/tune-imagine-cup-july-27-see-team-wins-200000-prizes/#hASJcegGZgDSV3hj.99
Representing the UK at the Finals
University: Imperial College London, Team Donaco
University: University College London, Team SEAT
University: Abertay University, Team Pocket Sizes Hands
University: University of Oxford, Team Root KSF.LLC
Meet the Judges
Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, a national nonprofit that supports black girls in technology. Kimberly has also enjoyed a successful 25-year engineering career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, holding a series of technical leadership roles at several Fortune 100 companies, including Genentech, Merck and Pfizer.
Harvard University computer science professor David Malan, a senior member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and instructor for Computer Science 50 (CS50), the largest CS course at both Harvard and Yale University, and the largest online course at edX with lectures being viewed by more than a million people.
Microsoft’s own Mark Russinovich, a Microsoft technical fellow and the chief technology officer for Azure. Mark is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, one of the most notable computer science universities in the world.
Wishing the UK Teams best of luck!