Hosting and Performing Hackathons

I was asked to speak at the Microsoft Academic Conference, in Redmond this week and provide world wide academic some top tips for hosting hackathons here a quick summary of some top tips. Setting up Hackathons Step 1.  Lock Down a Venue Before you book an event space, make sure it has everything you need…

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Watch the World Wide Imagine Cup Finals

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…

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Donaco UK Imagine Cup National Winners

Guest blog from Imagine Cup UK National Finals Winner team Donaco from Imperial College London The Team Donaco was thrusted forward during the 3Hack event, a hackathon organized at Imperial College London in collaboration with Microsoft, where we met Suleiman Mashini, an Electrical and Information Engineering student, and Monika Shrestha, a Msc Management student at…

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Heading to Seattle – Team Pocket Sized Hands UK Imagine Cup National Finalist

  Guest post by Gary McCartan from Abertay University on his teams Imagine Cup experience. Bringing our game Honeypot Espionage to the Imagine Cup UK Finals was an exciting and intimidating experience. Last year the Imagine Cup had different Categories for the competition. Games, innovation and World Citizenship. This year, these groups had been scrapped…

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Heading to Seattle – Team KSF.LCC UK Imagine Cup National Finalist

ROOT (Remote Observation & Operation Technology) won the 3rd Prize & Special Imagination Award – John Brengman Award for Innovation. chosen by John’s family The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 tool place London 21 April and the top 3 teams will travel to the Global Final in Seattle, USA July for a chance to win $100,000…

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Imagine Cup 2017 UK National Winners

  The Imagine Cup is an annual competition that empowers the next generation of student developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from across the globe, to use their creativity, passion and knowledge to create applications that shape how we live, work and play. Every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash,…

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Announcing the 2017 Imagine Cup UK National Finalists

The Imagine Cup UK Finals 2017 are only a day away and we are very excited to announce the UK Finalists for this year’s competition. Thank you to everyone who entered this year. The standards were higher than ever, probably because of the whopping 100,000 at stake for the worldwide winners. We had over 400…

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The Malmo Collaborative AI Challenge

  We are pleased to announce The Malmo Collaborative AI Challenge – a challenge aimed to foster research towards AI agents that learn to collaborate with others, including people. The Challenge uses Project Malmo, an AI experimentation platform built on top of Minecraft. It takes the form of a collaborative mini-game – the Malmo Pig…

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UCL Data Science Student Challenge

  UCL Data Science Student Challenge Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th of March, 2017       Guest blog by Rohan Kopparapu (4th year UCL) and Microsoft Student Partner Microsoft’s global series of data science hackathons made its second stop in the UK, at UCL last weekend. http://ucl.dsschack.com Over 170 students from across the country…

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The hunger to create; and the attitude–Stand out and enter the Imagine Cup

  Guest blog by Siddhartha Chaturvedi, Partner Business Evangelist, MicrosoftRecently I got an opportunity to attend a hack organized by the Microsoft Student Partners to encourage participation and entry into the Imagine Cup Competition. On the face of it, I had to mentor the students on their projects and business plans, but oh my, they…

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