The Microsoft Imagine Cup brings together students from all over the world and asks them to use their creativity and passion for technology to help solve the world’s toughest problems. This year, more than 350,000 students from 183 countries and regions registered to compete and, from July 8-13, the finalists (more than 400 students from 70 countries) will meet for the Worldwide Finals in New York City. Head over to the Imagine Cup site, check out the projects, and see how students, such as yourself, are using Microsoft technologies to truly change the world.
Beginning today, people around the world will have the opportunity to get involved in the excitement through the Imagine Cup People’s Choice Award. Cast your vote on the People’s Choice Award site! Your friends, dorm mates, faculty, and family can vote as well, so spread the word.
Here are just a few examples of how the teams are using Microsoft technologies at Imagine Cup:
To top that, there were quite a few teams that brought all of the above together, using Windows Azure, Windows Phone 7, AND Bing Maps with solutions ranging from finding carpools to predicting disasters due to water flow.
The People’s Choice Award is just one component of several competitions and prizes at the Imagine Cup. From creating apps and videos to building Web sites and embedded solutions, students are truly helping to change the world with Microsoft technologies.
Support your fellow students as they grow and start companies that thrive to have an impact in their communities and around the globe. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to register and compete in next year’s Imagine Cup. Stay tuned for more details on that.