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  • Blog Post: Imagine Grant announced! Good work LifeLens!

    Check out these Grant announcements, good job LifeLens! The Imagine Cup Blog The Citizenship Blog The Microsoft Blog (this entry might not be active till 1/28/2012) The Imagine Cup Press room Good work LifeLens!  Bill Gates has been passionate about the good works that the Imagine Cup has accomplished...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup: Uploading your ASP.NET project for judging

    This one is usually confusing for people using ASP.NET the first time, how do I share my ASP.NET app with someone who isn’t a hoster? There are a number of ways, but usually the process is to use XCOPY, it is simple and to the point.  You can find the instructions here: Walkthrough: Deploying a...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup: Uploading your Game Files to the Imagine Cup site

    It is only a few hours before the Imagine Cup Fall Round 2 closes, and I usually get a few emails asking how to upload the videos, software files, etc. This is a long post so you may need to scroll down to see the entire explanation. Login First Login in to the http://www.ImagineCup.US site. If you forgot...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup, Uploading your Software Design Project: files, video, etc..

    It is only a few hours before the Imagine Cup Fall Round 2 closes, and I usually get a few emails asking how to upload the videos, software files, etc. This is a long post so you may need to scroll down to see the entire explanation. Login First Login in to the http://www.ImagineCup.US site.  If...
  • Blog Post: Game Design/Imagine Cup 2012, part 3: Player Input

    Yeah, I am using the awesome tutorial from http://create.msdn.com/gamedevelopment , and what a lazy blogger I am.  But like following a trail in the forest, sometimes the goal is similar, but maybe where I make my camp isn’t going to be the same as the people whose trail I am following, or I stop...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with creating Windows Phone Games for Imagine Cup, Part 1 of a bunch

    So in past years, the normal approach would be for Imagine Cup students and professors to listen to me drone on for long periods of time about XNA and object oriented programming.  At the same time I was droning on, I would be wishing for put together samples that would require only imaginative ...
  • Blog Post: Project ideas for Imagine Cup and senior projects

    Normally I would have posted this on my http://blogs.msdn.com/research blog, but this is just an amazing source of ideas for student projects with videos.  The videos are also an excellent example of the way student videos should be done for any classes that I teach. Here is the link you should...
  • Blog Post: Report on the Imagine Cup Ellis Island Party

    Last night the Imagine Cup students attended a profound party on Ellis Island, where the sponsor Microsoft had rented the entire island for this party.  Unlike other Imagine Cup parties in the past, this one was quite fun, but with a difference, on one side there was the New York skyline and on...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup: US Finals, Day of Judging!

      The Day of Judging, wow, that sounds so final.  The run up to the Day of Judging required as a lot of work, I was up till 2:30 AM getting things set-up.  All of the student teams were working feverishly on their presentations and making software tweaks. This morning, the students went...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2011 US Nationals: The journey begins

    Off to Washington State to Microsoft Headquarters for the Imagine Cup Nationals.  It was a hard year for SoCal, but University of California, Riverside has fielded a game team. The day starts at 4:45, great breakfast and I just have to discuss Katy the new dog in town: The day started at 4:45 AM...
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