Codeworks and Sunderland Software City are doing a “regional heat” of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, and invite interested parties to come along to the information session where our very own Ben Nunney will be speaking. The information sessions take place on Thursday 2nd of February in Newcastle (http://www.amiando.com/ImagineCupNCL) or Friday the 3rd of February in Teesside (http://www.amiando.com/ImagineCupTees) from 17:30-20:00.
If you are no longer a student but want to be involved in the Imagine Cup North East, then go along to Imagine Cup North East's 36Hour Hack on February 17th-18th as a mentor for the student teams. Imagine Cup North East are looking for people who have run their own software business, venture capitalists, professional software developers and designers, and marketeers with a good understanding of software.
Becoming a mentor will give you the opportunity to spend time with the next generation of developers and designers, and give something back to the community, whilst assessing the skills of students currently on courses within the region's universities.
As a mentor you would need to do be available the weekend of the 18th February to meet with the different groups and offer advice over an 8 hour period (minimum), and be willing to answer a few follow up emails or calls from the teams.
There is more information on becoming a mentor at http://www.imaginecup.com/CompetitionsContent/Mentors_Faculty.aspx
Thanks for getting involved!