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    Australian Imagine Cup Finals 2008

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    We have a winner! The Australian Imagine Cup Software Design finals were successfully held @ Remix Melbourne last week. The theme for this years Imagine Cup competition is " Imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment"...
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    2008 Australian Imagine Cup Finals to be held in Melbourne @ Remix

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    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...
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    Interview with Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals Winner

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    (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...
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    New Awards announced for Imagine Cup

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    Even more reasons to join Imagine Cup... In addition to the recently announced Software Design Interoperability Award , we just launched 2 new awards for Imagine Cup. The Software Design Windows Live Award : http://imaginecup.com/Competition/WindowsLiveAward...
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    Finding Imagine Cup teammates through Facebook

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    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...
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    Australian Imagine CUp website is now Live...

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    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. ...
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    XNA Gamefest Presentations are now available online

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    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...
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    New Victorian Government advertisement on greenhouse gas reductions

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    You may very well have already seen this advert from the Victorian Government - it's an advert encouraging people to reduce power usage and trying to cut harmful gas emissions (if you haven't seen it, check out the ad below) I like this because...
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    Word's out - Aussie Imagine Cup entrants win jobs with Readify

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    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...
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    Tips and Ideas for getting started in Imagine Cup 2008

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    "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...
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    Imagine Cup Australia update - register now for 2008

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    Hi all. It's been a while, but that’s because I've had my head buried finishing up IC2007 and getting ready for IC2008! First up, the biggest news is that anyone who wants to enter Imagine Cup 2008 are able to register now. Head to http://imaginecup...
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    Imagine Cup 2008 site goes live

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    '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...
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    Thailand - winner of 2007 Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals

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    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"...
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    Wrap up - day 3 and 4 of Imagine Cup world finals

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    YESTERDAY - So I was a little bit lazy with updates/recaps for yesterdays competition, but hey, I had the choice of doing a blog post or getting couple of hours sleep. I chose the latter. Yesterday (Tuesday) saw the SD teams presenting again to a different...
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    Wrap up - Day 2 of World Finals

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    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...
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    First day of the Finals - or at least the 3 hours we saw of it.

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    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...
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    Imagine Cup World Finals are closing in...

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    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...
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    Bill Gates's view of Imagine Cup

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    Bill Gates comments on the Imagine Cup at http://channel8.msdn.com/Posts/38/ ( I won't embed the video for those of you with slow connections). I love the way they introduce Bill with some cheesy metal band as the background music. All they need now is...
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    Eric Lam takes out 'Blog for a Box' at ReMix / Imagine Cup finals

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    To help generate more attention for this year's entries in Imagine Cup, I ran a 'Blog for a Box' promo at ReMix. The premise was basiclally this - ReMix attendees (truthfully) blog about this year's finalists (whether they thought they were good bad or...
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    University of Canberra are going to the Imagine Cup world finals - again.

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    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...
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    Australian Imagine Cup Finalists announced

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    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...
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    Software Design entries have now closed...

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    The mysterious midnight May 30th deadline has passed, which means entries into the Software Design component of Imagine Cup 07 have now closed. All students who sent in an entry should have received an email from me (t-nice at Microsot.com) confirming...
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    Imagine Cups Finals date is closing in

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    As you are hopefully all mindful of, Imagine Cup (IC) Australian finals are fast approaching! Entries need to be received (on physical media only) by close of business on Wednesday 30th May. There's exciting times ahead, as many of you put the finishing...
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    ReMix site goes live.

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    As you may all be aware, the Imagine Cup finals will this year be held in conjunction with ReMix in Melbourne. And as of yesterday, the ReMix Australia site is live . For those unfamiliar with ReMix, it is the Australian version of MIX, the Microsoft...
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    Who says developers don't party?

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    Certainly not Microsoft, that's for sure... the locations for the worldwide finals have been announced! It will take place over 5th - 11th August in Seoul at the Sheraton Walkerhill (the actual finals will take place 6-10, the rest of the time is functions...
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