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  • Blog Post: Curious who won the World Imagine Cup 2012 Software Design?

    Who won the worldwide student competition to solve the world’s problems using technology? When 76 countries send their best teams to compete at the World Wide Finals in Software Design you know the judges have their work cut out for them. This year’s winners were team Quadsquad from Ukraine with their...
  • Blog Post: Winners 2012 Start Something Top Windows Phone apps!

    Congratulations to the Grand prize winners of Start Something, winners include two apps by students from Ryerson and Athabasca! We had a lot of fantastic apps submitted to the Developer Movement Start Something campaign this year and I know many of you are enjoying your rewards. I did want to highlight...
  • Blog Post: Teaching? Don’t miss our faculty summit Thursday!

    Just a reminder of our faculty virtual summit this Thursday June 21st, 2012, pick the sessions that interest you! Canada is hosting a faculty summit, but since Canada is really big, we’re doing it online. Join us for sessions on Mobile, Web, Gaming, Imagine Cup, Certification, Microsoft Research . Get...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Phone Hunger Game

    Carleton University students won second place winner at the 2012 Canadian Imagine Cup with a Windows Phone game that reminds us of the challenges involved in delivering aid and supplies to where it is most needed. The Problem: World Hunger. 3 billion people around the world survive on $2 a day...
  • Blog Post: Carleton game inspires you to reduce pollution

    Students from Carleton university took first place in the Windows Phone game category at the 2012 Canadian Imagine Cup with their game Breathe. Canadians leave a large environmental footprint, how can we inspire Canadians to take more care of the environment? The Solution: Develop a game...
  • Blog Post: McGill students providing rural health care with a phone, Windows 8 and the cloud

    At the Canadian Imagine Cup, two students from McGill university try to address the challenge of providing healthcare in rural areas using a Windows Phone application, the cloud, and a Windows 8 application . Their solution earned them 3rd place at the Canadian Imagine Cup Finals. The Problem: ...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup = Inspiration – Thank you Canada!

    Don’t let anyone tell you what you cannot do, get inspired from students who show you what you can do! One year ago, I saw a video of students at the 2011 Imagine Cup Finals in New York City. It was inspiring. All too often we are told what we cannot do. But all it takes to make a change is a small group...
  • Blog Post: You CAN Make a Difference in the World and it Starts Right Here in Canada!

    Have you heard about Imagine Cup? This is the worldwide competition organized by Microsoft where students just like you use technology to try and solve some of the worlds problems. What matters to you? Could text recognition software on a windows phone help someone with dyslexia? Can we build a stronger...
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