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  • Blog Post: Live from the Imagine Cup 2011 World Festival… And the winner is…

    It has been a great week of competition here in New York. The Imagine Cup 2011 is almost over. Tonight is the announcement of the winners for the different competitions and awards. The energy in the room is crazy. All students have been singing and dancing on the last Black Eyed Peas tune, all together...
  • Blog Post: Live from Imagine Cup in New York

    We are in New York this week, where the 2011 Imagine Cup finals are taking place. We just ended the first day of competition and time is just flying by! After regional judging in 14 countries and an online competition, 20 teams have been selected this year to compete in the Embedded Development competition...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Solve This

    For those not up to date on Imagine Cup , this is a World Wide Student competition organized by Microsoft yearly. The theme of the competition is around using technology to help solving the toughest problems as defined by the United Nations in its Millennium Development Goals . The second biggest competition...
  • Blog Post: Do you Love NY?

    Hey students, you want to visit New York and you want to get a chance to compete against students from all around the world in a software challenge? Imagine Cup 2011 , Microsoft’s Premier students competition, will take place in New York this time! I am even more excited as the Embedded Development competition...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Finals

    Yesterday was the Imagine Cup semi-finalists presentations at the Opera House in Warsaw. The 6 teams selected in the first 2 rounds of the Embedded Development competition had to present their project in front of all the Imagine Cup competitors. A pretty amazing scene has been setup for this at the Opera...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup - first day of competition

    On Sunday 4th was the first day of judging at Imagine Cup . For the Embedded development competition, the participating students had to do a 10 minutes presentation, then a 10 minutes demo. A few little stories made me think we have a great generation of engineers here. Some teams, during early morning...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup–registration and opening

    Yesterday (Saturday 3d) was the registration and judges briefing day at the Palace of Culture and Science of Warsaw. The embedded Development competition I am following counts 15 teams coming from 15 different countries. I started meeting the students and was impressed by their determination and enthusiasm...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2010, D-1

    Imagine Cup 2010 kicks off tomorrow here is Warsaw. The second bigger competition is the Embedded Development one, and I will be following up the 15 teams arriving today not only to compete for a nice check but also and certainly mostly for the experience of Imagine Cup. Warsaw is preparing to celebrate ...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup one month later

    One month after Imagine Cup I am still in an “Imagine Cup mood” and I wanted to write an article about what I saw there. You can read this article here .
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2009: Day 4

    In this extra special edition of Imagine Cup Today, we share the students' cultural day and experience the spectacle of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx. We also get unrestricted access to sites that few others managed to capture. Check out Team Korea and Team Egypt doing our jobs! Finally, we offer...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2009: Day 3

    Yesterday was the day that the Windows Embedded competition reached boiling point. The final 6 face the judges for the last time as we look forward to the spectacle of the live finals at the Pyramids in Giza.
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded @ Imagine Cup 2009 – Game On

    Yesterday everything started to get serious: the 20 embedded invitational finalists were whittled down to just 6. In this behind the scenes piece, we witness the tension, and sometimes the rough edges of students presentations as well as having some fun with our '30 second demos' as the tension builds...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded @ Imagine Cup - Day one video

    We have a video crew here with us in Cairo. With them we'll be tracking the highs and lows of all the Embedded finalists as we whittle down the first 20 to the top 3 finalists and the eventual winner. We'll be following the students and the judges, and we'll be taking regular glimpses behind the scenes...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2009 kick off

    So yesterday was kick off day for Imagine Cup 2009 Egypt. We had the different briefings for judges and competitors and then buses picked up every single participant to bring them to the Citadel (see previous post) for the opening ceremony. Prior to the ceremony we were given the opportunity to visit...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup D-1: roaming around the facility

    Imagine Cup kicks off tomorrow with registration, set up, showcase, opening ceremony. Today is more of a setup day where the crew is preparing the rooms. Anil (Program Manager at Microsoft), myself and other MS folks have been roaming around to check on the facilities. The temperature is quite hot here...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup D-1, H-15: on the way to Cairo

    I am in Paris airport waiting for my connection to Cairo, having a Perrier and a good croissant! I will be judging the Embedded Development competition over there. I can't wait to see the projects the finalists will present. So if you don't know much about Imagine Cup , the software "Olympic Games" for...
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