Do you have a technological advancement that can help solve the world’s problems? This week 33 teams from around the world are converging at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington to showcase their original projects that have brought them to the Imagine Cup World Championship.
Up until this point, these teams of four students, ages 16 and up, have shown how their innovative ideas have come to fruition in Imagine Cup National Finals competitions in countries all over the world. Tens of thousands of students have competed over the course of a year with the best teams were chosen to enter the World Semifinals.
Now teams from around the globe are spending the week on the Microsoft Campus competing for the top spot inGames, Innovation, and World Citizenship where the top place finisher in each of the three categories will take home $50,000.
Emily and I are going as international press to cover the Imagine Cup and as a mom of a child who is in love with coding, I can’t think of a more inspirational experience for my daughter as we meet teams from around the world whose technological innovations have the power to change society or are just pure fun.
We’ll be sharing what we’re seeing in the areas of Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship at this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup through the blog, on Instagram, Periscope (I’m @TechSavvyMama), and YouTube.
Follow the hashtags #ImagineCup and #MSFTImagine for additional coverage by media outlets from around the globe!
See you in Seattle!
Emily and I are guests of Microsoft for the Imagine Cup. All opinions are our own. Images provided by Microsoft.