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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: Word's out - Aussie Imagine Cup entrants win jobs with Readify

    BIG news for IMagine Cup 2008 - Software Design category entrants in Australia can actually win a job... :D Readify are Australia's top .NET developer firm. They are also into giving back to the tech community in a BIG way - first came the Readify Developer nights (go along and check one out -...
  • 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: Imagine Cup 2008 site goes live

    'Allo Frenchie! The site for Imagine Cup 2008 to be held in Paris is now up at www.imaginecup.com . You can't register or access the forums yet, but you can read all about the theme for next year (sustainability), and most importantly, read about the new XBOX 360 GAMES DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY!!! Whilst...
  • Blog Post: Thailand - winner of 2007 Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals

    The world finals are done for another year! Congratulations to the entry from Thailand , this year's winner. The Thai team combined an enigmatic presentation style with a slick WPF interface to form an entry that aims to combat illiteracy. "Lifebook" is a classic example of a simple idea with impeccable...
  • 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: First day of the Finals - or at least the 3 hours we saw of it.

    The world finals began today in Korea and already the team from UC have lost some members. Nothing like a hapless airline to break a team apart. Due to massive incompetence on behalf of Australia's major airline (I'm as subtle as a sledgehammer), the team got split up at Sydney airport . So some of us...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup World Finals are closing in...

    From next week, the world's top software design students will all converge on Korea to a) battle it out for the IC Crown and b) hopefully have the time of their life. I'll be escorting the team from University of Canberra and their mentor, Dr. Dat Tran to Sheraton Grande Walkerhill , in Seoul,Korea...
  • Blog Post: University of Canberra are going to the Imagine Cup world finals - again.

    Get ready - this one's a long one. For the second year running, the University of Canberra (UC) has taken out the Australian Imagine Cup finals. Special mention must be made of the efforts that the uni's School of Information Sciences and Engineering faculty members (in particular Dr. Dat Tran and...
  • Blog Post: Australian Imagine Cup Finalists announced

    The three top teams for this year's national software design finals in late June have been decided. In the interest of ensuring hot competition in Melbourne, I won't go into the finer details of their entries, but the finalists are: " The Intelligent Gorillas " (Queensland University of Technology...
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