So if your an academic or student based in the North East of the UK then you need to be aware of the Imagine Cup North East regional events which are being coordinated by Sunderland Software City. Last year the North East flew for the UK at the World Wide Finals with team eye works as the UK winner.
Sunderland Software City and the regional support in the NE from Microsoft Partners and MVPs want to be the UK winners again!
This week the teams from Sunderland Software City and a number of MVP Based in the North East held an event in Gateshead.
I will be in the North East on Thursday and Friday presenting on the opportunity of Windows 8 Game Development at the University of Newcastle, Northumbria University and Teeside University so the Imagine Cup Gaming competition is ideal for students studying or with an interest in gaming.
Sunderland Software City and the teams are hosting another event at the University of Teesside on the evening of Monday 3rd December and then are following this up with an event on Saturday 8th December which will help form teams and work on their entry ideas so we can ensure before Christmas teams are formed, know who they are working with (how to communicate with each other etc) and what they are working on.
Then at the end of January they are planning a 36 hour hack event with additional workshops and presentations (presentation skills, core skills - TFS, UX, Win8 Apps, WP8 Apps, Azure, Business Plans etc) running alongside the hack.
If anyone shows interest and wants to know more direct them to www.imaginecupnortheast.co.uk where they can register for events
You can stay in touch with us through www.twitter.com/imaginecupne and www.facebook.com/imaginecupnortheast
For more details of ImagineCup see http://www.imaginecup.com
The Competitions are:
Make an app that could change someone’s life. Pick your cause: the environment, education, health, you name it. Use technology as an agent of change.
Build amazing games for Windows 8, Windows Phone and the cloud.
Reinvent social networks. Transform online shopping. Experience music in a new way. Do something amazing with GPS. It’s time to take that crazy idea of yours and ship it!
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