The Imagine Cup


Of course we have our own TechNet Wiki Guru contest where I participate in judging recent Wiki articles. This is great fun, and I appreciate that people take the time and effort to create something to help and inform others. Even for the Wiki articles that don't turn out to be so great, I always appreciate the fact that someone shares knowledge. This is a great thing, and I fully enjoy being involved in that.

The judging thing is kinda addictive and this year I've been asked to be one of the judges of the Imagine Cup and I happily said yes (imaginecup.com). This is a contest sponsored by Microsoft and students all over the world are allowed to pitch an idea about a software app or web site and defend different aspects about the implementation of that idea. I've looked at my share of the applications and the participants literally live all over the world, in places like Canada, Nepal, and Brazil. I've looked at proposals about exciting software helping visually impaired people, illiteracy, prevent people from drowning, and completely different topics. Btw, me mentioning these specific topics in no way reflects my preferences regarding the applications.

If you think this is an interesting competition, follow the Imagine Cup web site because pretty soon we will know who will be this year's winner. If you're a student, see if you want to participate next year!

Comments (8)

  1. Thanks to all our judges! And looking forward to a great Imagine Cup!

  2. Saeid Hasani says:

    Thanks a lot judges for your great feedback and suggestions!
    Thanks Margriet for sharing! 🙂

  3. Thanks to all judges and thanks Margriet for sharing 🙂

  4. DJ Grijalva says:

    Nice

  5. Durval Ramos says:

    Margriet, In Brazil many students participate in regional competitions to select best projects.

    We are proud to know that one Wiki Ninja is also judge of the Imagine Cup !!! I’m very happy for you =^)

  6. Andy ONeill says:

    Yep. Thanks to all Guru judges for your time.
    That Imagine cup sounds interesting.

  7. pituach says:

    I join to everyone in gratitude to all the judges for their wonderful work

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