Last week, students participating in the Imagine Cup traveled to Microsoft’s Redmond campus to meet with various Microsoft teams as they prepare for the 2009 Worldwide Finals in Cairo, Egypt. Team SKAN from India and Team MultiPoint WEB from the U.S. used the opportunity to network with developers and programmers at the company.
Team SKAN participated in the 2008 Worldwide Imagine Cup Finals in Paris, France, winning the Interoperability Achievement Award for their solution, Enpower. Team members Karun AB, Amith P George, Noel Sequeira, and Sameet Singh Khajuria also went on to win India’s prestigious Eureka 2009 Award and have used their solution to start a company. In addition, two of the members are competing in the Software Design category at the 2009 Worldwide Finals as Team Pearl, with a solution that focuses on rural healthcare.
Team MultiPoint WEB, three brothers from Oregon (Jimmy, Mark and Luke Dickinson), recently won the U.S. Imagine Cup Finals and are now preparing to go to Cairo to compete in the 2009 Worldwide Finals for Software Design. Their solution uses the MultiPoint Software Development Kit to create educational games for students. In addition to competing for Software Design, the team has also entered the MultiPoint Education Award sponsored by Microsoft Unlimited Potential.
While on campus, Team MultiPoint Web sat down with famed tech guru Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome for a video interview about their project. You can watch the video here.