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Competition for students: Imagine Cup

Author:  SashaK [ Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Competition for students: Imagine Cup


I just wanted to let everyone know about this programing competition run world wide. There is the "algorithm challenge" there, which is basically brain teasers.

Also, there is a Canadian competition at which is a programming competition.

There are two more challenges(short film and rendering) and all of them can get you to the worldwide finals in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

As an FYI, the total fund for prizes is $100 000 CAN.

Author:  Paul [ Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:58 pm ]
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Sounds interesting, what role do you play in this?

Author:  Tony [ Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:08 am ]
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Microsoft Corporation will be hosting a world-wide student programming contest, called the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2004. The purpose of the competition is to highlight the efforts of students working with Web services, creating a mobile devices applications, smart systems, and .NET to create software solutions that improve everyday life.



1st Place: $3,000 CAD to be split equally among student team members PLUS travel expenses to represent Canada in the Imagine Cup 2004 world-wide competition to be held in Brazil, on June 18-June 21 2004

we should make a "" team and all go to Brazil, lol Laughing what's the limit on team size Thinking

Author:  bugzpodder [ Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:59 am ]
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interesting... i suppose anybody over 13 could join as long as you are a "student" right?

Author:  SashaK [ Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:29 am ]
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Yes, you can join for as long you are 13+.

Author:  bugzpodder [ Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:40 am ]
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I am talking about those guys in university... can they join also?

Author:  SashaK [ Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:23 am ]
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Yes, for as long you are a student you can join.

The team size varies depending on the challenge. The software challenge maximum team size is 4. The algorithm one (brainteassers)is 1 only. For more details just browse through
1. for software design challenge
2. for online challenges

Author:  Tony [ Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:32 am ]
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for a chance chance to go to brazil, who wants to start a team and learn .Net Laughing

Author:  SashaK [ Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:45 am ]
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As a side note, for all of you guys who want to start a team, I can probably find you some learning resources (mainly books on .net and online resources)... You get to keep the resources at the end Smile
Smile .

Author:  SashaK [ Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:47 am ]
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Another note to the admins, it would be great if we can get a link to this post on the main page, as it seems to interest few people and they might need more people for their teams....its just a thought...

Author:  KevinD [ Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Dedicated Message Boards, Imagine Cup Thoughts


Was scanning the net and came across this message board. I thought I would let you know, there is a dedicated message board for the Imagine Cup, which can be found at (url:
[url][/url] )

In the meantime, I'd recommend anyone intersted a national contest to check it out. First round is national, the second is global, with cash prizes for both.

There are 4 sections; 2 related to graphics (rendering & short film), 1 for algorithms (see above posts) and 1 for a programming contest.

And, I read in the rules that you don't need to attend the same university, I think for sure should enter! Topple that with SasaK's help in finding resources, we'd be set!!