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  • Blog Post: 2008 Australian Imagine Cup Finals to be held in Melbourne @ Remix

    Following the success of last years Imagine cup software design finals, Remix has again been chosen as the event/venue for this years battle ground. With 4 teams competing for glory and the chance to travel to France to compete in the world finals, this years competition is going to deliver some amazing...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals Winner

    (This article is cross posted to my main blog, http://blogs.msdn.com/msozacademic ) I recently came into contact with Prachaya Phaisanwiphatpong (a member of the 2007 Imagine Cup World finals winning team from Thailand) via this blog for a chat. After emailing back and forth a bit, 'Badd' (his nickname...
  • Blog Post: Finding Imagine Cup teammates through Facebook

    Imagine Cup is the world's premier technology competition just for university students - unless you've just discovered my blog, you would probably know that already, because I have been banging on incessantly about it like a man obsessed for a couple of months now :D I've had a whole bunch of emails...
  • Blog Post: Australian Imagine CUp website is now Live...

    Yes, the Australian Imagine Cup website is now live , and it looks AWESOME! I worked with Wunderman on this (they also did the Imagine Cup flyers that you plant and grow a tree out of ) and I am very happy with the work they've done. Check it out. The other big news to note is this - Australian...
  • Blog Post: XNA Gamefest Presentations are now available online

    Gamefest is probably the biggest game technology event on the Microsoft calendar. The 2007 conference hapened earlier this year (in the U.S, of course), and the presentations and some of the audio from speaker sessions have now been posted online for download. There's some very useful stuff here f you...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Ideas for getting started in Imagine Cup 2008

    "Imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment". That's the theme of Imagine Cup 2008. And I have to admit, it's a tricky one. How do you reduce carbon emissions with software? How do you stop deforestation using embedded design? And how do we bridge the gap between a real world...
  • Blog Post: Wrap up - Day 2 of World Finals

    The second day of proceedings saw actual competition begin. The day went like this - 55 teams are put in an exhibition hall, where they each get a booth to set up their entries and show them off to attendees and the media. They are then chosen one by one to present to one of four panels of judges in...
  • Blog Post: An Interview with 2004 Imagine Cup Champions - Made in Australia

    Last week, Nick Hodge and I interviewed the members of the 2004 Imagine Cup Software Design Imagine Cup champions (Aymeric Gaurat Apelli and Francois Beaussier) - Click on the picture to download the video (17mins, .mp4 format) We spoke to them about their journey to WW finals in Brazil, the experience...
  • Blog Post: Barrier-Free Trails for Wheelchair Users: Imagine Cup Success Story

    The 2006 German Imagine Cup team hit the headlines " New Software Blazes Barrier-Free Trails for Wheelchair User " with the development of Trailblazers . Trailblazer is a new mapping software which charts barrier-free routes for wheel chair users with GPS data (via Virtual Earth or Google Maps). I was...
  • Blog Post: Making an Informed Choice

    The 2006 Shanghai Jiao Tang University annual global university ranking had been released. Making an informed choice for a university is certainly a daunting task. There are tons of information out there, often representing a conflicting view of a university ranking. What if there is an application that...
  • Blog Post: Check out the new Australia Imagine Cup 2007 Web Site

    The new Australia Imagine Cup 2007 web site is out. There are listings of the latest news and information, competition details, resource pack to download and a link to the Austrlia Software Design forum. Check it out now - http://www.microsoft.com.au/imaginecup Don't forget to show your support...
  • Blog Post: The Australian Imagine Cup Software Design Forum

    Good news budding Aussie Imagine Cup Software Design entrants! The new Australian Imagine Cup Software Design forum has been specially setup for us. You are encouraged to post your questions and thoughts about the Aus IC Software Design competition on this forum . You can also syndicate this...
  • Blog Post: Check out the Imagine Cup 2007 Video

    Hey check out the Imagine Cup 2007 promo video. There are 9 categories to participate including some old favourites like Software Design, Project Hoshimi and new competitions like Photography too! Video: Imagine Cup 2007 Promo Video For more information, visit www.microsoft.com.au/imaginecup or...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2006 Finalists at Tech.Ed 2006 (Barcelona)

    Charles from Channel 9 recently caught up with the 1st (Italy) and 3rd (Norway) placed Imagine Cup teams at Tech.Ed 2006 (Europe) for a chat. Check out these videos and find out how more about their projects and how their lives have changed after winning the Imagine Cup 2006 finals. Italy Norway
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