Top tips for submitting competition entries from an Imagine Cup Winner

Guest post by Ilias Chrysovergis Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London About Me Hey! My name is Ilias Chrysovergis and I am an EEE MSc student at Imperial College London. My main academic interests are machine learning, signal processing and data science and I am also keen on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. I…

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An RNN-Powered Mental Healthcare Bot – Team Soothey from Oxford University Imagine Cup 2018 Finalists

Guest post Shu Ishida, Maris Serzans – University of Oxford Imagine Cup 2018 UK Finalist Where to find our Imagine Cup project Our Imagine Cup project is built on Microsoft Bot Framework using Node.js and is deployed to Azure websites – http://soothey.azurewebsites.net/. Please try our working chatbot on the website. Alternatively, Soothey is also available…

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Announcing our Imagine Cup 2018 10 UK Finalist teams!

It’s that time of the year again when we see the UK’s top student developers coming together to create innovative solutions, looking to change the world. With the Imagine Cup UK National Finals fast approaching, we are excited to announce our 10 finalist teams, competing for their spot at the Worldwide finals this July. Congratulations…

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Get your teams registered now for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2018

Students who create technology that solves real-world problems are being invited to enter a Microsoft competition with a grand prize worth $100,000. https://imagine.microsoft.com/en-us/uk The company is looking for young developers in the UK to enter the Imagine Cup, one of the world’s leading contests for young entrepreneurs. Submissions for the UK final are now being…

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Team Pocket Sized Hands what a year!

Guest post by Gary McCartan, Alan Yeats and Rory Thomson – Team Pocket Sized Hands from Abertay University WW finalist at Imagine Cup 2017 It’s still hard to believe that just over a week ago, we were lucky enough to be competing at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle. Amongst 54 teams, we managed…

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Imagine Cup Winner 2017 – Team X.GLU of the Czech Republic

Team X.GLU of the Czech Republic are the 2017 Imagine Cup champions. 1st Place X.GLU’s project is a combination hardware and Microsoft Azure cloud solution designed to help people with diabetes better cope with the disease’s symptoms. As the victors, X.GLU wins a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, $100,000 in cash, a $125,000…

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Imagine Cup 2017 – Meet the Team and Judges for next weeks final

  Meet the teams! Meet the World Finals Teams! Read about the students and innovations that earned trips to Seattle to compete in the Imagine Cup World Finals. Tune in July 27 to find out who will win over $250K in prizes and the Imagine Cup! Meet the judges! Meet the Championship Judges! Imagine Cup…

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Hosting and Performing Hackathons

I was asked to speak at the Microsoft Academic Conference, in Redmond this week and provide world wide academics with some top tips for hosting hackathons. Here is 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…

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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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