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Imagine Cup

I am very glad to announce that we just launched the UK Imagine Cup 2010!

Last year I was (for the first time) closely involved with the 2009 edition and I was deeply impressed with the commitment that the students put into their solutions and proud for the results the UK team achieved (you can read more about those in my “A year in numbers” post if you are interested)!

One of the most common feedback we heard in the last few years is that students at times find it difficult to identify a problem to address for their entry and so this year for the Software Design competition we’re working with five charities to provide you with project briefs to use as a basis for your entry. These briefs have been designed to give you the opportunity to address real world issues which affect people around the world every day.

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Of course you are not required to use one of these brief! If you have a great idea in line with the 2010 Imagine Cup theme “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems” we would love to see it!

If you are interested in joining the Software Design competition then, entering the competition is really easy! All you need to do is write a brief on how you plan to solve the problem you identified using Microsoft technology! It’s that simple!

And the steps to do this are also very easy:

  • Go to the UK competition page
  • Download the briefs (if you want to use one of those)
  • Sign up for the competition
  • Form a team of up to 4 people
  • Download the Software Design template for Round 1
  • Fill it with a description of your idea
  • Send it to us by 11.59 p.m. on 16th December 2009

As you can see, we tried to make it as easy as possible for you to enter the competition! But as usual, if you have any questions about this, please get in touch!!!