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    Emergency Contact when you are traveling

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    I wish you all a safe journey here. I also wanted to let you know that in case of any emergency at immigration/ customs while coming in to the US you can contact Carla Weitkamp Samans from our legal department. I have just sent all of you an email with...
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    Student Flash blog mentions our contest

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    Kevin Briody who works as Marketing Manager looking after academic programs has blogged about our contest on our Student Flash blog http://blogs.msdn.com/msdnstudentflash/archive/2005/06/08/426799.aspx FYI. Ivan
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    Transcript from last Friday's chat

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    My apologies for the delay. Here's the transcript from last Friday's chat. Chat Topic: Windows Embedded Student Challenge Date: Friday, June 03, 2005 James Z (Moderator): Welcome to today’s Windows Embedded Student Challenge chat. We will begin...
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    Transcript from Today's chat

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    Chat Topic: Windows Embedded Student Challenge - Technical Chats Date: Friday, June 03, 2005 James Z (Moderator): Welcome to today’s chat. Our topic today is Windows Embedded Student Challenge - Technical Chat. Before we begin, I would like to begin...
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    How will you be judged?

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    By now you have received enough information hopefully to get some idea of the manner in which you will be judged. However I want to spell out some things so that there is no doubt about the judging criteria. There are two aspects to the judging - content...
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    Today's chat starts at 4:30 pm pacific time. (June 2nd)

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    Here's the place: http;//msdn.microsoft.com/chats/chatrooms.aspx And here's the time in your part of the world. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=6&day=2&year=2005&hour=16&min=30&sec=0&p1=234 ...
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    Some more useful information re the finals

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    Alan Clements, the Chair Person of CSIDC sent out a useful mail to the CSIDC finalists. With permission from him, I have used that document (modified appropriately for WESC) which I sent by mail to all of you this morning. Here it is: *********...
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    Some Info re the Presentation and Demos

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    I thought I'd post this on my blog in addition to the mail that I sent you this morning. ******************************************* WESC 2005 Finals Presentation Requirements Presentation (Friday, June 17th) Each team will make a formal...
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    How important is the demo?

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    I thought I'd address this question - the short answer- VERY IMPORTANT! We would like to see the demo of your project since that is a very core element of your work so please make sure that if there is still any work left to do for the demo, you are...
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    Technical Contact for the finals

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    We will provide you with a desktop PC with a flat screen monitor for the finals. Necessary interface equipment will also be provided. Pls bring your own laptops if required for the event as we won't be providing laptops. Pls also make back ups of your...
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    Important Info re the finals

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    Hi Everybody: This is a long postl but has a lot of important info re the contest so please take the time to read through. The contest demos and presentations are covered below as well as a breakdown of the activities on each day. Please let me know...
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    Windows Embedded Student ChallengE - Finalists are up on our website

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    We have updated the websit with the info on the 30 finalists. Here's the link. http://www.windowschallenge.com/Finalists.html Cheers!
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    Finalists Identified

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    This is exciting - after much deliberation and analysis of the reports we have been able to identify the 30 teams who will compete in the finals of the Windows Embedded Student ChallengE in June. These teams are in the list below. Congratulations to...
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    Some teams too close to call - need additional judges to read

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    So we've been very impressed with the quality of reports and that has been reflected in the scores. The only difficulty has been that some of the teams are very close together so we need to get another set of eyes to go through those reports. This...
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    Still going through all the data - will take some more time

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    I know you are all anxious to know the results. We are working hard at trying to get them out to you as soon as possible. I've been looking at the results data all day long and know that we are close to finalizing the list. It's now about 7:30 pm pacific...
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    Judging Update

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    Thanks for submitting your reports. The judges are VERY impressed with the high quality of submissions. We are nearing completion of the judging - we hope that by end of day today, we would have been able to identify the 30 finalists. As soon as we...
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    David Jones from RMIT has a helpful link

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    David Jones, Professor at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and faculty mentor to the teams from his school has started an eBox oriented Q&A that he has offered to make available to the teams. http://babbage.ece.rmit.edu.au/CEMegaFauna/ ...
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    Out of the office starting tomorrow evening, Back on 25th morning

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    As I had mentioned about a month ago, I will be out of the office for one week starting tomorrow evening. I will be offline the entire week so you won't get any responses from me. The chats have been scheduled as normal - 9:00 am Pacific Time on Tuesday...
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    Team Member Information and Passwords

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    Yesterday I sent another mail to all the teams with their passwords so that they can submit their final reports. Without the password, they will not be able to submit the reports. We had to make changes to our database since several teams had incorrect...
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    SVOX has a Windows CE TTS Engine that you can use

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    This is great news for the teams that need this. SVOX has this product and has agreed to make it available to one of the teams. Pls contact Brona Collins - collins@svox.com directly for your requirements. Thanks!!
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    Text to Speech Engine for Windows CE

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    I have emailed two other companies - Sakrament in Russia and SVOX about their TTS products. I am waiting for responses from them so I will let you know whenever I hear. Meanwhile if you have individual conversations going on with any of them, please...
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    Transcript from Todays Chat

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    Thanks for participating - here's the transcript. Hope you found this useful. We'll have two more chats - next Tuesday - April 19th at 9:00 am Pacific and next Wednesday (April 20th) at 5:00 pm pacific. Chat Topic: Windows Embedded Student Challenge...
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    Reminder - Today's chat starts at 5:00 pm

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    That's in less than three hours from now - hope to see you there. Here's the place. http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/chatroom.aspx Cheers! Ivan
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    Transcript from Today's chat

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    Thanks for attending today's chat. The transcript is below. Pls also remember to attend tomorrow's chat which starts at 5:00 pm pacific. Here's the place: http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/chatroom.aspx To find the excat time in your time zone...
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    Report Submission - some more guidelines

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    I have earlier given you guidelines that the judges will be using to judge the reports. I want to provide some more info as well so that you know what the judges are looking for. Originality - the goal is to be able to come up with something new/ something...
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