Which Imagine Cup Category is for you?

Imagine Cup competition is made up of 9 different competitions split across 3 different categories. This year’s theme is around trying to save the world’s largest problems using technology; the challenges that are trying to be solved are focused around the 8 UN Millennium goals. With the main focus of theme ‘Imagine a world where…

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The Winner takes it all

Dominic Green was a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) in 2008 and went on to compete with teammate Ben Nunney in the Imagine Cup 2008 competition. They made it to the UK Finals and had an amazing time filled with numerous exciting opportunities and trips away. Both Ben and Dominic now work at Microsoft after graduating….

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How well do you know the Imagine Cup? What’s it all about?

https://imaginecup.com/Registration/Default.aspx What is the Imagine Cup? The Imagine Cup is a global celebration of technology and innovation amongst students which aims to solve the world’s toughest problems. After hours of MS mentoring, pitches, finals and much needed cups of coffee, students from all over the world, 100 countries, come together for the National Finals which…

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User Experience in Web 2.0 – Make your own news CloudUser Experience in Web 2.0

Originally virtually all websites are just text derived from HTML developed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1980, and then along came additions to the original HTML; images, tables, formatting and then eventually style sheets. This meant that a webpage could look good however it was still only displaying static information that would only change once the…

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A story of opportunity at the Imagine Cup

There are great opportunities to be had at the Imagine Cup; when I went to the UK finals of last year’s competition, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of job prospects. I was a first-year undergraduate in Robotics with no placement year, and all of the companies attending the careers fair to accompany the…

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Be Aware that some criminals come dressed in Santa Claus suits

The Holidays Are Upon Us – Be Aware That Some Criminals Come Dressed in Santa Claus Suits   The Holidays bring out the best in us, sharing with others, wanting to help, families gathered together to give thanks, the warmth of being with our best friends . . . BUT when using the Internet, remember…

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Windows 7 at PDC

In January 2007 Microsoft released Windows Vista, only to be met with mixed reviews when compared to the king of operating systems at the time; Windows XP. For the regular user, Vista added only ‘shine’ to the Windows experience at the cost of performance, start up time and memory usage –since its launch most of…

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New user interface paradigm with Microsoft Surface

I was lucky enough to be able to play with Microsoft Surface and its Software Development Kit (SDK) recently and to present it at the Student Technology Day in London on the 1st of October.  It is an impressive device and an even better platform, extremely simple and fun to use and just as good…

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My Pictures 3D Helix using WPF (Part 3 of 3)

We now enter the final part of coding a 3D My Pictures Helix using the Windows Presentation Foundation, we’ve done quite a lot and covered quite a few key areas but still have some important areas to cover: optimising memory usage, camera positioning and hit testing. Soon you will have your very own program to…

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The all singing, all dancing ‘I’m a PC’ Campaign

Microsoft has recently launch a brand new campaign called Life Without Walls, featuring ordinary people like you and me, from all over the world, from all different backgrounds. The one common link between them is the feature line of the campaign- ‘I’m a PC’. The campaign is a fresh, exhilarating and extremely innovative take on…

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