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  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2008 - Paris by Ed Dunhill, Academic Developer Evangelist - http://blogs.msdn.com/edunhill

    Last week I was in Paris at the Worldwide Finals of the Imagine Cup, in this months article I'll introduce you to the competition, some of the best entries and the overall experience in Paris. So what's it all about? The Imagine Cup is the world's largest student technology competition and is open...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup on The Register

    As you may or may not know, the winners of the UK Imagine Cup are blogging about their trials and tribulation on The Register-Developer ( http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/imagine_cup/ ). It’s been interesting so far to see what the boys have been up-to and we have got a lot out of it. So waht about the...
  • Blog Post: UK Imagine Cup Boy Discovered!

    Ever heard of Jo Hemmerlein? Neither had we, until the other day he dropped the UK academic team a hello. Quote from Jo’s e-mail: “… obviously someone came up with the idea to give the Imagine Cup UK a face ( http://www.microsoft.com/uk/academia/imaginecup/2006/default.mspx )... so I couldn't resist...
  • Blog Post: Have I got news for you!

    Imagine Cup UK Finals 06, first hand review and results! Arriving at St. Anne’s Manor, after what can only be described as the most tedious taxi journey of my life, I was looking forward to meet the teams who would be fighting it out to be this years UK Imagine Cup Finalists. Fame, fortune, X-Box...
  • Blog Post: A Fibonacci Solution in Monad!

    Little did I know, but one of my compatriots cracked my mini-challenge to re-implement the fib. sequence in MSH using recurssion! If you are interested, jump over to his blog and check out the solution : Warning: Solution!
  • Blog Post: Newsletter Unplugged!

    After a bumper edition of the student newsletter, I thought it would be a great idea to share some of the content that was sent out to all our student subscribers, in true b3ta style, woo yay hoopla! ^_^ So this blog post is a link to some of the fun and funky stuff in the newsletter, suggestions...
  • Blog Post: The results are in!

    Just dropping a quick reminder to anyone who entered the 'Win a X-Box 360' student newsletter competittion, ( it only took an e-mail to enter!) that the results are in. The results will be in the next studentzine which will be out sometime today (it's in the oven, getting hard baked). So make sure you...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Email - 9 Days To Go

    Only 9 days to go to the Round One deadline! If you have already completed & submitted your Round One entry for the Software Design Challenge - well done! Remember to take a look at the previous two communications (listed below on from Mint Source) for things you should now be preparing for...
  • Blog Post: Presenting at the UK Imagine Cup finals - oh my....

    Nearly every Computing degree in the UK requires, at some point, students to get up in front of their peers and lecturers and talk about a piece of work or project they have completed towards their degree mark. Having been one of those students and had the opportunity at Microsoft to sit on some of those...
  • Blog Post: More Hints, Tips & Info for Imagine Cup

    Hello, Hope things are going well! :-) Here is some more important information for you around the Software Design Challenge - let us know if you have any questions at uksdc06@microsoft.com Many of you will be already thinking about what you need to do if you are deemed a UK Top 10 Finalist ... If so...
  • Blog Post: UK Imagine Cup Email Reminder to student competitors

    Thanks for signing up to the Imagine Cup Software Design Challenge (SDC) - here is some important information you should be aware of & action as soon as possible. If you have any questions then please email uksdc06@microsoft.com Wishing you the very best of luck in the competition! 1st March...
  • Blog Post: Want to meet the UK finalists for the Imagine Cup 2006?

    Your invitation to The Imagine Cup UK Final Event The UK Software Design Challenge (SDC) is the most high profile challenge of the Imagine Cup 2006 and, for the fourth successive year, is set to pitch some of the UK’s most talented teams of young technologists against each other in a bid to create...
  • Blog Post: Get your electric beaters out!

    MIX 06 is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the rise of Web 2.0.0.1, AJAX, Atlas with a competition. Turn the oven onto pre-heat; and I will get you clued-up. What is MIX 06? The web is evolving and new versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox just around the corner there is a lot of new...
  • Blog Post: How to enter the UK Imagine Cup - Easy as...

    Ian and I accomplished our goal of doing the minimum amount of work to complete the Round 1 submission for entering the UK Imagine Cup - Cheating the Imagine Cup.... Timeline of day: 09.00AM - We arrive, get Starbucks and grab a meeting room 09.30AM - After wasting time talking about 24 series...
  • Blog Post: Leading the search for the next Bill Gates!

    Demonstrating what can be achieved with .NET and its use in large enterprise systems or as a platform for new technology start-ups is something that can be done with whitepapers, evidence, demonstrations, testing but what isn’t always shown is how much innovation can be achieved in a short period of...
  • Blog Post: Cheating the Imagine Cup...

    ...well sort of! :) Ian and I are about to embark on a journey hopefully many of you students out there will be on as well, competing in the Software Design UK competition of the Imagine Cup. Ian and I thought it would be a laugh and a big help to many of you out there if we showed how simple it is...
  • Blog Post: SHEEP INVADES Microsoft UK! & Win a 360

    It was a typical morning in Thames Valley Park, the UK Headquarters of Microsoft. Business men talked margins, developers talked Hex and all was peaceful. An overwhelming smell of fresh grass and drops of sunlight sprinkled the air. No one realized what would happen next… The following is a photographic...
  • Blog Post: Bug Hunt!

    Pedantic literary types love to dissect the simplest of English phrases and run amok with their often trivial corrections! So, what does the computer world have to rival the unfaltering persistence of these chaps? Bug finders! What takes more patience, and thought than pouring over line after line of...
  • Blog Post: What’s in a name?

    Choosing a name for your Imagine Cup team can be a complex, and important decision. The following is a few tips to get you going: Relevant – The name should tell your audience what the product does in a succinct way! Catchy – When people see your name you want it to be well embedded into their...
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: (DVDGone) PDC post conference DVD up for grabs...

    ...to the first UK reader to email in to ukacinfo@microsoft.com (please supply a postal address). I have a spare copy and the wealth of technology that is coming down the line I would like to spread the knowledge to any of the 5 readers of Mint Source :) Mark
  • Blog Post: Mint Source Competition - Win an Xbox 360

    It's competition time…. We need Mint Source Evidence ! We are looking for great examples of how Mint Source is making his mark around the country and need your help! To be in the running to win a cool new Xbox 360 pack with 2 games all you need to do is take a photograph of Mint Source to show...
  • Blog Post: How to register for the Imagine Cup....JUST DO IT!

    With only a slight hint of tourettes this is a no nonsense quick'n'easy guide for all students who are *interested* in the Imagine Cup! Why register? Well, if you have a slight interest in any of the invitationals you should register by signing up on the dedicated Imagine Cup site http://thespoke...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup - doctor information overload

    In the next in our series of problems faced in the medical profession which is preventing people from leading healthier lives' we talked to some local GPs about how technology can help them help people and the first obvious thing was the amount of information a doctor has to digest to do his/her job...
  • Blog Post: Taking the red pill or forgetting to!

    As mentioned in the last blog entry on the Imagine Cup software design competition in the UK this is the first of a series of posts about the challenges which ordinary people face in leading healthy lives and the challenges which face the healthcare industry in helping us lead healthier lives. After...
  • Blog Post: Bill Gates, Einstein and Beckham?

    What do Bill Gates, David Beckham and Einstein all have in common? Watch this little video from the UK Academic team to find out! http://www.studentpartner.com/Imagine_Students.wmv Ian (Currently Good Sheep)
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