Last Chance to Register for Imagine Cup 2011

imagine_cuppJust in case if you don’t know, Imagine Cup, by Microsoft, is the world’s largest premier student technology competition happening round the globe since 2003.

Main theme of imagine cup is to encourage students around the globe to imagine a better world in which people are empowered by technology.

If you remember, last year team Magno Touch from University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore won the Pakistan finals (out of 2,500 + students from Pakistan) and represented the country in the global finals held in Warsaw, Poland.

This year, the Imagine Cup 2011 – Global Finals will be held in United States of America (USA) and the winning team in the Software Design Category from Pakistan will be fully sponsored by Microsoft to go to the United States of America and compete in the global finals.

Who can Participate (in Software Design Category):

If you are a student, and you have an idea of solving the toughest possible thing in this world using Microsoft tools and technology, then you are good to go with registration.

So primarily, you will have to identify the toughest problem, then develop a solution and that’s it. Though, its not as simple as it seems, because your idea and the solution needs to be the best to be a winner.

So here is the time, register yourself, and try your abilities for bringing home the Imagine Cup this year.

How to Participate:

For more details and registration: http://pakistan.imaginecup.com/ or you can send an email here: b-hashau [at] microsoft.com.

Note: Last date for Registrations: March 20th, 2011

Below is the schedule:

ROUND

START DATE

(all times 00:01 [12:01 A.M.] GMT)

END DATE

(all times 23:59 [11:59 P.M.] GMT)

Round 1 –one page document describing the idea

July 9, 2010

March 20, 2011

Round 2 – Detailed project document along with screen shots

March 20, 2011

April 10, 2011

Round 3 – Project presentation for top 5 teams

April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

Round 4 – Worldwide Finals

July 2011

July 2011