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    Kodu Challenge Winners!

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    WOW. That's the first thing I have to say. When we launched our Kodu Game Lab Challenge last spring in partnership with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center for Digital Media and the Mercy Corps , we really didn't know what to expect. But the results were fantastic...
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    Winner of the Women's Athletics App Challenge

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    When you think of a computer programmer, do you imagine a man? Many people do. But when I think of a computer programmer, I think of my mother. In the mid-1980s, when the personal computer revolution was just getting underway, my mother became a programmer...
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    Check out the Imagine Cup 2013 'By the Numbers' Infographic

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    With so many interesting stats, how could we NOT put together an Imagine Cup by the numbers infographic. Enjoy!
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    Long Days and White Nights

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    Our event planning team were the first to arrive. They greeted a convoy of trucks that had left Germany a couple days earlier, carrying dozens of LCD screens, computers, and other equipment. Local Russian staff showed up and started unpacking. Floor displays...
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    Imagine Cup World Finals: July 7

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    Eleven months ago, I joined the Imagine Cup team as their new Competition Manager. They'd just gotten back from the worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia, a few weeks earlier. To me, it was a brand new start: after four years as an Xbox videogame designer...
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    Imagine Cup TV Episode Twelve!

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    John and Golnaz are headed for Russia but they aren't going alone! More than three hundred students are going too and we've got some advice for them. And if you just want to stay home and follow along, learn all about our special coverage throughout the...
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    Microsoft and Avanade Celebrate Students at Imagine Cup Women's Innovation Dinner

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    Continuing the Imagine Cup's tradition of empowering women in science and technology, Microsoft is proud to announce the second annual Women's Innovation Dinner, sponsored by Avanade, to be held at this year's Imagine Cup Finals in St. Petersburg, Russia...
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    Imagine Cup TV Episode Eleven!

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    Golnaz went to New Orleans and is SO EXCITED! John was on a boat. The Imagine Cup World Finalists Team Gallery is live now on our site. Samsung is sponsoring a new award for world finalists. The Women's Athletics App Challenge is almost over. And our...
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    Introducing the DreamSpark Learning Award

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    The impact of this year's Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals only grows thanks to a series of affiliated awards, offering cash prizes and other opportunities to teams who further connect their innovations to educational and technology initiatives. Today, we...
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    Global Online Finals Winners

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    This year, we offered students around the world the opportunity to submit their projects directly to Imagine Cup headquarters here in Redmond for consideration in our global online finals. This was in parallel with our dozens of local finals events worldwide...
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    The World is Waiting

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    To be young is to dream a world that could be. To be old is to dream a world that should have been. Imagine Cup stands on the side of youth. From all over the planet, they are preparing. From the ranks of thousands of students we have chosen three...
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    Imagine Cup TV Episode Ten!

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    Golnaz visited the United States Imagine Cup Local Finals, Matt Smith is hosting our awards ceremony at Worldwide Finals this July, Facebook is giving an award, Avanade is sponsoring a special Women in Technology dinner this summer, and John found a very...
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    Imagine Cup Welcomes Matt Smith as our Worldwide Finals Host

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    For the last few weeks, thousands of students in dozens of countries all over the planet have been competing in the Imagine Cup Local Finals. They've formed teams, dreamed up big ideas, and then set to work making amazing software. This July, we're going...
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    Introducing the DevExpress Boost!

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    When I was a kid, my first computer was a Radio Shack Color Computer with 16kb of RAM. This was in the early 1980s when you could increase the clock speed of your computer just by typing POKE 65495,0 and you could tell because the cursor flashed faster...
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    Imagine Cup TV Episode Nine!

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    John has been eating bad airplane food and checking out amazing robots at the Imagine Cup Russia Local Final. The Microsoft Student Partners Social Media Team has been blogging like crazy to cover all the Imagine Cup Local Finals action worldwide. John...
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    Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge Update!

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    Hi folks, Five weeks ago we launched Imagine Cup's first contest for kids: the Kodu Challenge . Now kids all over the planet are creating their own videogames using Microsoft Research's Kodu Game Lab, which is free for download wherever you live and...
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    More Technology For Women, By Women

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    When teams of students solve problems with technology, those solutions come directly from their unique experiences. Young, inventive thinking moves faster and more efficiently through technology, and for years, the Imagine Cup has given an increasingly...
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    Are you ready for the April 15 Submission Deadline?

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    Hello amazing online Imagine Cup competitors, this is a friendly reminder that the deadline for submitting your entry materials is Monday, April 15 at 23:59 GMT. (Hint: use this handy time zone converter http://bit.ly/GE9EhQ .) Here’s a few more...
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    Imagine Cup TV Episode Eight!

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    April 15 is the big deadline to submit projects to Imagine Cup. Are you ready? John and Golnaz realize they can finally program thanks to Kodu Game Lab and the new Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge. There's a new award that Worldwide Finalists can compete for...
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    Introducing the Mail.Ru Connected Planet Award

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    This July's Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in St. Petersburg, Russia, is shaping up to be our best event yet. I'm particularly pleased to introduce a new award we'll present to some of our very best Worldwide Finalist teams: the Mail.Ru Group Connected...
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    Come Play Our Final Brain Games!

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    Hey folks, Welcome back to our global trivia quiz! This is our last month and our theme is Games. We have terrific topics this time on children's games, adventure games, ancient games, alternate-reality games, and more! Our quiz master, Mike Selinker...
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    Welcome to the Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge!

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    Today, we are announcing the new Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge for students worldwide ages nine to 18. This new contest uses Microsoft Research’s Kodu Game Lab , a Windows PC software package that enables even young kids to create their own video games...
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    Games Competition Resources and Tips

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    Our trusty Games Captain, Andrew Parsons, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, suggests you check out the following resources: MSDN's Developing Games for Windows is a handy library that details what you need to get started as well as additional gaming...
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    Imagine Cup TV Episode Seven!

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    John's been petting a sloth, Golnaz got her taxes done, and it's deadline day for Imagine Cup team registrations! Plus they've got a sweet new award for Windows Phone teams to learn about, a new video from Games Competition Captain Andrew Parsons, and...
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    Top Reasons to Compete in the Games Competition

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    In case you needed further convincing that the Games Competition was for you, our seasoned Games Captain, Andrew Parsons, put together the following stellar reasons: Games are cool It’s a great introduction to the gaming industry if you...
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