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  • Blog Post: How the Imagine Cup Changed my Life and Touched Others

    “Not only did it give me a huge boost in terms of technical skills and employability, but it even convinced me to change my field of study.” – Mansib Rahman talks about the impact of Imagine Cup sponsored by intel and shares his tips for anyone who is considering competing. “You’re not declaring it as...
  • Blog Post: Meet the winners of the 2014 Canadian Microsoft Imagine Cup!

    So who won this year’s 2014 Canadian Imagine cup? Some amazing students with some amazing ideas! Congratulations to all the teams who participated in this year’s Imagine Cup Canada . Thanks to our great sponsors at intel, the members of each winning team will receive one of the latest...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup – Showcasing student talent in Canada and around the world!

    The Imagine Cup is a competition organized by Microsoft where students are invited to use technology to do amazing things! They never disappoint us! “ E verybody has dreams, but not every body is ready to fight for the dreams, if you dream, it can be real, you have to fight for it” –...
  • Blog Post: Canadian Finals Imagine Cup deadline this weekend!

    If you are entering Games, Innovation, or World Citizenship in the Canadian Imagine Cup this year you need to submit your entry by Saturday March 22, 2014 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You can download the official copy of the Canadian Imagine Cup rules for 2014 . We are very excited to see this year’s entries...
  • Blog Post: Behind the Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial – inspiration for Imagine Cup?

    The Microsoft Super Bowl commercial is all about the power of technology to change our lives. Find out a little more about the stories behind the commercial, and maybe you’ll be inspired to enter Imagine Cup with your own life changing idea! You know when I started writing this blog post, my...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup – I liked it so much I came back as a mentor

    “In a nutshell, the kind of people who work in a team on something like an Imagine Cup project are the kind of people that companies want and these skills will put you ahead of the other people with technical skills just as good as yours who applied for the same job.” – Calum Cawley, Imagine Cup alumni...
  • Blog Post: Canadian Imagine Cup 2014 Announced!

    We are excited to announce the details of the 2014 Canadian Imagine Cup sponsored by Intel. Canada, it’s time for us to show the world the talent here in the Great White North! In 2012, Team Greeni from George Brown college represented Canada at the world finals in Sydney, Australia In 2013, Team Sano...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Games Competition 2014

    Imagine Cup 2014 has launched and if you build a cool game you could end up at the World Finals at Microsoft headquarters in Seattle. I have had the opportunity to visit schools across Canada, and I have seen an incredible number of students with a passion for games. Videos games are a thriving industry...
  • Blog Post: Canada wins $10000 at Imagine Cup World Finals and it doesn’t end there!

    Team Sano from the University of Calgary took home the KFC Russia award at Microsoft Imagine Cup worldwide finals. Their project will be featured at the Kentucky Fried Chicken flagship Store in Moscow and they received a $10,000 cash prize. “ We are sitting we are nervous thinking we will get it, we...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup World Finals – Day Two – presentations & recovery time

    Today Canada’s Team Sano presented to the judges, then had time to recover before they meet the press tonight. 9:45 AM that’s the time Canada’s team Sano drew for their presentation to the judges this morning. We arrived at the check-in desk on time at 9:30. We waited outside the room, Team BearClaw...
  • Blog Post: Team Canada rocks Russia! Day 1 – There are flags everywhere

    Team Sano from University of Calgary is in St Petersburg ready to present at the Worldwide Imagine Cup Finals in St Petersburg, Russia! Imagine an event with teams of students from 71 different countries each with an incredible project to share. Some teams have built games, some have built great business...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Canada 2013 – We have a winner!

    The Imagine Cup is about giving students with great ideas a chance to shine! Meet the winner of the 2013 Canadian Imagine Cup who will represent us at world finals in St Petersburg Russia! The Imagine Cup challenges students to use technology to do amazing things! This year there were three categories...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Canadian Imagine Cup 2013 Finalists!

    Meet the teams who will compete at the Canadian Imagine Cup Finals April 13th, 2013. The winning team at the Canadian finals will represent Canada at the world finals in St Petersburg, Russia! Last week judges played games, explored Kinect projects, and evaluated a variety of entries in Canada’s...
  • Blog Post: Check out the HTC 8X, a great Windows 8 Phone from our Imagine Cup Sponsor

    HTC is sponsoring the Canadian Imagine Cup and is providing some beautiful phones for the winners. Check out the specs on the HTC 8X! HTC is sponsoring the 2013 Canadian Imagine Cup and will provide sleek new Windows 8 Phones to the Canadian winners in Innovation, World Citizenship, and Games. Their...
  • Blog Post: Engadget Readers Choice Awards Microsoft Kinect Peripheral of the Year

    Last week Engadget announced their Readers Choice awards, no less than three Microsoft products were featured including the Kinect as peripheral of the year. Engadget just announced their 2012 readers choice awards . I am taking a moment to look at each of the Microsoft products that earned an award...
  • Blog Post: Canadian Imagine Cup Submission Deadline March 23rd, 2013!

    For all those of you entering Imagine Cup Canada, a reminder: the submission deadline for the Canadian finals is March 23rd, that’s earlier than the world finals deadline (since we have to have time to pick our Canadian finalists!)    If you are entering World Citizenship, Innovation, or Gaming...
  • Blog Post: Canadian Finals announced for Imagine Cup 2013

    How will Canadians compete in this year’s Imagine Cup? What prizes can they get? Here’s the scoop Last year Canadian students showed off amazing creativity in the 2012 Imagine Cup, and team Greeni from George Brown College travelled to Australia to represent Canada at the worldwide finals. This year...
  • Blog Post: Could a game take you to Russia for Imagine Cup Finals?

    The Imagine Cup game category has changed this year and will allow more game developers to participate! In the past the Imagine Cup game categories required students to design games that fit an Imagine Cup theme of helping others. This resulted in some wonderful games that educated and inspired us...
  • Blog Post: Could a Windows 8 app take you to Russia?

    This year’s Imagine Cup finals are in Russia, and there are lots of ways a Windows 8 app could get you to the finals. You are going to see a lot of Windows 8 events and resources over the next few months as we approach the release of Windows 8 RTM. What’s really cool for students is the fact that if...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 is here – Canada let’s get coding!

    The categories in Imagine Cup are more flexible than ever! Taking a project course? Building a game? Got a good business idea? Your code could take you to world finals in St. Petersburg Russia! They just announced the rules and competitions for Imagine Cup 2013 and this is the year to enter! We’re still...
  • Blog Post: Building educational games can pay off! It did for Drexel Dragons

    A simple but well thought out math game that helps kids learn math won the Windows Phone Game Design category at the World finals Imagine Cup 2012 Learning through video games is not a new concept, but designing a game that is effective for learning new concepts and still fun to play is easier said than...
  • 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: 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: Professors, instructors these sessions are for you!

    We’ve put together a series of sessions for faculty Thursday June 21st to help you keep up with what’s new and find out about the resources Microsoft has for you Teaching courses is a lot of work, the constant pressure to keep courses relevant, and of course it’s not just teaching...
  • 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...
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