By Sahithya B Microsoft Student Partner,PESIT IMAGINE CUP One world. Unlimited possibilities.
The World’s Premier Student Technology Competition
The Imagine Cup is a global student technology competition focused on finding solutions to real-world issues.
What begins with a burst of inspiration and a lot of hard work can become a future software breakthrough, a future career, or a flourishing new industry.
The Imagine Cup encourages young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today.
Open to students around the world, the Imagine Cup is a serious challenge that draws serious talent, and the competition is intense.
IMAGINE CUP 2008,FRANCE THEME “ Imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment ” Krunal Dedhia, P aras Doshi , Saili Dharia , Veenit Mavan created : A self-configurable wireless-sensor mesh-network system that monitors and analyzes agricultural-soil parameters such as moisture-content, nutrient composition, temperature, pressure, and light. This system can be used by the government or NGOs at a large scale in order to provide recommendations to farmers on crop-related decisions. From : V ivekananda Educational Society’s Institute of Technology, Mumbai TEAM-NOVICES@WORK (Finalists, India) 200,000 technology students around the world competed !
Interoperability Achievement Award, 1st: Team SKAN, India Embedded Development 1 st , Singapore Software Design,1 st ,Australia Game Development,1 st ,Brazil WINNERS OF 2008 IMAGINE CUP FINALS, PARIS
The 2009 World Finals: Egypt
Theme : Solve the World's Toughest Problems :
"Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems facing us today."
People are starving. Diseases ravage communities. Basic education is out of reach for too many people. Dangerous shifts in the environment affect millions as countries struggle to develop in sustainable ways.
The answers are all around us in thousands of ideas that happen every day.
Solutions might be in the next few lines of code, a compelling photo or even a simple video game that can teach the world a lesson.
The point of the Imagine Cup every year - to use technology to make a difference.
Need for Software programmers, hardware developers, artists and dreamers - to imagine a better world, then make it happen.
create real world software and services applications that use Microsoft tools and technology.
develop your own embedded device whose function it is to better us all.
games should illustrate the Imagine Cup theme
Robotics and Algorithm
navigate a series of brain teasers, code challenges and algorithmic puzzles to demonstrate your ability to understand the potential of robots in our world.
9 CATEGORIES :
demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the science of networks, databases, and servers.
create a new and useful Web 2.0 application that is connected to the Imagine Cup theme
communicate a story that explores a critical issue through a photo essay of inspiring still images.
create an original short film and also demonstrate excellence in filmmaking at all levels from concept art to polished editing
create a solution of an innovative design for easier machines and human interactions by inspiring students to use the power of technology as means to manifest their creativeness
Your First Steps
Register to sign up to compete in one of the categories and to gain access to the forums and e-learning resources @ www.imaginecup.com
Decide on which invitational fits your talents and motivations: Explore the 2009 competition to find just the one you want to compete in!
Be the best competitor (and add some new lines to your resume)
Think about the theme! - The eight United Nations Millennium goals
Stay connected : Subscribe to the e-mail newsletter when you register.
Experience the excitement of the 2008 World Finals in Paris on Channel 8 .
The world is asking for your help.
Step up to the challenge!
"I wish there had been an Imagine Cup when I was growing up. It gets people involved in seeing that software is changing the world." --Bill Gates Chairman, Microsoft Corp.
This is where legends are born and lives are changed - where an application starts as an idea and ends up being used all
over the world.
Welcome to the global Imagine Cup community.
We look forward to working hard and playing hard--and most of all, to making the world a better place!