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  • Blog Post: More Team SOAK Goodness

    This morning I had the opportunity to interview with 2 of the inimitable Team SOAK for ABC’s Radio Australia “Innovations” program. The show is likely to go on the air in about a months time across Asia-Pacific. Apparently it’s podcast, so once we have the clip, I’m sure everyone on the team will post...
  • Blog Post: IC08: Team SOAK on Aussie TV

    This morning David and Ed, 2 erstwhile members of Team SOAK – you remember, the team of Aussie Students that won the Imagine Cup in Paris a couple of weeks ago – appeared on Channel 10’s 9am with David & Kim . The boys did a great job of describing the SOAK solution, and their vision for the system...
  • Blog Post: IC08: Team SOAK from Australia win the coveted Imagine Cup

    Last week David, Long, Dimaz, and Ed, were four ordinary University Students, from four regular Australian Universities. But these four students are far from ordinary. They won the Imagine Cup! Already there have been press briefings, video interviews, and media updates. But tonight we party, for tomorrow...
  • Blog Post: IC08: Imagine Cup 2008 - Will Team SOAK win a place?

    They presented well. They were creative, clear, and compelling. They were funny, and yet discussed one of the most serious problems facing Australia, and the world, today - efficient water handling in agriculture. But were Team SOAK good enough? The competition from Brazil, China, Hungary, Portugal,...
  • Blog Post: IC08: Imagine Cup 2008 Update – Team SOAK through to Finals!!

    Team SOAK is winning hearts and minds here in Paris. To date they’ve delivered their presentation some 3 times in the various rounds of competition. Our first goal was to get through the two heats of round one, to be announced as one of 12 teams in the Semi-Finals. That was Saturday. Delivery #3 was...
  • Blog Post: IC08: Imagine Cup Software Design Semi-Finalists Announced

    This has to be the best and worst video I’ve ever shot. Best because of the jubilation and extreme emotion (and this is just the first round)!! Worst relates to the quality. Turns out that the Samsung phone, with it’s itsy-bitsy little mic, just isn’t enough to cope with the overwhelming noise. But hey...
  • Blog Post: IC08: Imagine Cup 2008 – Day 1

    Today was, as they say, a hard working day. One of those days when you focus and get into flow, and if you could, would lose track of time. Which is to say I’m totally knackered right now. Today the competition started. For those in the Software Design category (e.g. Team SOAK from Australia) that meant...
  • Blog Post: IC08: Imagine Cup 2008 – Day Zero

    We’ll we all made it to Paris. I got in last night, and Karo arrived with most of the Australian Winners, Team SOAK this morning. Unfortunately, due to a visa mixup, Dimaz will only be arriving on Friday morning – probably a little too late, not to mention jet-lagged to participate in the first round...
  • Blog Post: We didn't get it....

    Many of you will have heard of the Imagine Cup . The prestigious design and development competition for University Students. This is a massive competition, endorsed by UNESCO , with over 10 categories and teams from some 53 countries entering. Each country hosts their own National Finals, then the winners...
  • Blog Post: Early Mornings, Late Nights

    Well, here I am, in Seattle, and the weather is just as shown on TV (Gray's Anatomy), which is to say cold and wet. I am enjoying being back though. I'm finding it like seeing an old friend. There are still new experiences to enjoy, but a familiarity with the people and my surroundings not to feel alien...
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