Imagine Cup 2008


“The Imagine Cup is one way Microsoft is encouraging young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Now in its sixth year, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real world issues.”

The Imagine Cup’s deadeline is comming and for those who wants to apply to the competition you have just 8 days for thar. So, what are you doing here already?

The competition is divided in 9 categories and the most famous are:

  • Software Desing which ask for students to create real world, dynamic and powerful software solutions using Microsoft tools and technology
  • Embedded Development which challenges students to go beyond the desktop, challenge your creativity, and to build a complete hardware and software solution using Windows CE and the hardware provided
  • Game Development which will represent the first time a game development category has been available during the Imagine Cup. This year’s challenge will be the ultimate test of a student’s creative and technical skills as they create a game that is not only entertaining but has a social message about creating a sustainable environment

This year, the Theme is the Environment. So, Microsoft is calling on young programmers, artists and technologists around the world to “imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment.”

If you enjoy big challenges, this is the one. And the prize amount is really encouraging. More information in I’m already there 🙂


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