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  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Registrations

      Hello Everyone, Interest for the Imagine Cup has been strong and we can confirm the various categories are now open for competition. From experience we know that the next couple of months will be key in getting great UK representation in the Imagine Cup. Here are just a few of the reasons for ...
  • Blog Post: UK High Performance Computing Award

    Hello Everyone, The Windows Server HPC team have created a special award for UK Software Design competitors who use the Windows HPC Server in their Software Design solution of the Imagine Cup. Microsoft want to stimulate the thinking of UK students about how HPC can change the world.  We want students...
  • Blog Post: Pixel Poetry

    Hi, It was our very great pleasure to sponsor and support the Microsoft Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering 2008 , at the University of Cambridge. Blue Spikes, by Sonja Findeisen-Tandel If proof were needed, these photographs exemplify the strong connection between art and science...
  • Blog Post: The simplest New Year's Resolution to achieve

    Happy New Year to all! While many a student is still sleeping off the effects of their festivities we are aware that a dedicated few are polishing up their ideas for their entry into the Software Design Challenge of the Imagine Cup. A minority are sleeping smugly because they have already submitted theirs...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup - Software design deadline extension, new mentor service and extra prize

    Students competing in the Software Design category of the Imagine Cup will be delighted to learn that the deadline has been pushed back to January 9th . This gives everyone chance to work on their submissions over the Christmas holidays. We realise that it is in the last stages that students need...
  • Blog Post: How much work is involved in the Software Design Challenge?

    With lots of coursework and other pressures it is understandable that some students may be daunted by the amount of work required to enter the Imagine Cup . The format for the Software Design Challenge has changed this year so that round one is about the idea not code and we have produced a sample entry...
  • Blog Post: Life changing prizes to be won in the Imagine Cup

    Technorati Tags: Imagine Cup , Students The Imagine cup registrations are flooding in and the competition is definitely hotting up. If you need any more compelling reasons to prompt your students into registering (apart from the chance to win an Xbox 360 Elite) I thought I would share with you the...
  • Blog Post: Tip: Imagine Cup registrations; if you don't tell us who you are we can't send your prize!

    As more and more students are registering for the Imagine Cup I have noticed that many are not giving us factual names and addresses. We understand a person's reluctance to provide such personal info but there is a very good reason why we need it - last year we had trouble issuing several prizes because...
  • Blog Post: The Imagine Cup 2008

    Those of you who have already hosted the Inspiration Tour will know that the Imagine Cup is a really exciting opportunity for students this year and includes some great new categories. In the UK we are even adding extra value. The key points are: 1. There are 9 competitions for all interests and skill...
  • Blog Post: Tales from the Inspiration Tour

    The Inspiration Tour is underway and our presenters Ed Dunhill and Ben Coley have so far presented at Manchester Metropolitan University and Staffordshire University. Check out their blogs to read comments from the students and to access links to some great accompanying resources. Next they are off...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Inspiration Tour

    Last week we announced that we are sending our team on the road from October to March to talk to your students. The response has been excellent and sadly I have to report that ALL of the Wednesday slots before Christmas have now been taken. There are still a few Tuesday and Thursday slots available this...
  • Blog Post: Inspiration Tour

    We’re very excited in the Academic team, we’re just about to launch the “Inspiration Tour” and we can’t wait to go out and meet you all. Ed Dunhill Ed and Ben will be out on the road during the next six months, so why not take a look at our Inspiration Tour web page...
  • Blog Post: And the winners of the Imagine Cup 2007 are...

    Software Design · First place: Thailand — Team 3KC Returns/Project LiveBook! Prachaya Phaisanwiphatpong, Vasan Chienmaneetaweesin, Jatupon Sukkasem, Pathompol Saeng-Uraiporn · Second place: Korea — Team En#605/Project Finger Code Lim Chan-kyu, Min Kyoung-hoon, Lim Byoung-su, Jeong Ji-hyeon ...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Imagine Cup teams in Second Life

    As I'm sure you're aware the WorldWide finals of the Imagine Cup Korea are just around the corner. So I wanted bring to your attention that the Imagine Cup Gallery is now live in Second Life and is showcasing 21 of the Software Design teams and their applications from Europe, the Middle East and Africa...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Computer Science with Project Hoshimi

    Last December we had the pleasure of meeting many of you at the XNA worldwide launch held at Warwick University. Games Development has become one of our hot topics with many requests for talks, books, resources and advice. At the same time we also had the pleasure of working with many of you and your...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup - the winners are...

    T hose of you who have been following the Imagine Cup this year will already know that first place in the Software Design Challenge went to The Seedlings from the University of Hull. They have now won a place representing the UK in the global finals in Seoul, Korea. 2 nd place went to CompUTeach from...
  • Blog Post: MultiPoint and the Imagine Cup

    Attention all Imagine Cup competitors! We're tying up our new MultiPoint technology with the Imagine Cup Software Design, Web Development, and Interface Design Challenges. In fact, we think that the concept is so valuable to the competition's theme of education, that we're going to be awarding an Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: UK Imagine Cup - Software Development Challenge

    "Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all"... And so many of you did! This year's UK thread of the Imagine Cup saw our best-ever clutch of inspirational software solutions and proposals aimed at inspiring and educating students of all ages. We all understand that this is a...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup World Wide Final - The Results Are In!

    Well, you heard it here last. After a very long week of competition in Agra, and a couple of days battling it out in Delhi, the world-wide Imagine Cup final results are in. Italy's team, Event .ctor (I think that's right) demonstrated a system for collecting ad-hoc patient data - the kind not usually...
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