The Microsoft Imagine Cup
This is one for all the computer buffs out there – the Microsoft Imagine Cup!
The world’s leading student technology competition, the Microsoft Imagine Cup prompts students to tap into their imagination and create a technology solution for one of the organisation’s competitions and challenges. It is a chance for students to meet and connect with like-minded creatives from across the globe, while sharing ideas, having fun and being there for the unveiling of a technological milestone. The project can comprise of purely software or a mixture of software and hardware, but it must use either Windows, Windows Phone, or Windows Azure. Participants get involved in the new generation of games and apps, and even have the opportunity to turn their ideas into a business, all the while networking and making new friends from around the world.
So… the part we all really want to get to – what does the winner get? Well, it depends on the contest, but the first place teams in the main categories (Games, Innovation and World Cup) win a sweet $50,000 with all World Finalists scoring a trip to Seattle, USA.
Check out this vid, or hit up the Imagine Cup website for more info on the comp and deets on how to enter. Good luck!