I just got an invitation to participate in the Imagine Cup. This is a Microsoft-sponsored competition that allows folks attending high-school, college or university to - as the name suggests - imagine, design, and implement an idea of their choice around a particular theme. This years' theme is "Imagine a world where technology enables us to live healthier lives". Also, this years' competition will have a new track called "Interface Designer". With so many tools and platforms currently available and emerging that want to improve a user's experience in working with a computer, the timing could not have been better. It is with this track that I will be associated with.
If you or anyone you know is 16 or more years old, attends school/college/university, likes to imagine, is trying to earn a few thousand dollars in prize money and a free trip across the world to see Taj Mahal, and most importantly wants to make friends in different academic communities of the world and learn, this is a great opportunity. I am excited!