It’s been really great to see so many students get excited about Imagine Cup this year! Especially the Windows Phone Challenge has been intersting for interesting for many students around Finland. We’ve had tons of seminars, hackathons, codecamps and courses around the subject during the last couple of months. I want to thank all the MSPs, faculty members and partners who have been involved in providing our students with the best possible training. Who knew 24H events would be so much fun
But now.. something that everyone has been waiting for, the top 3 teams for Software Design who will proceed to the second round and attend the Finnish finals in Taitaja 2012. From there one team will be chosen to represent Finland in the Imagine Cup worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia!
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It’s a good day to be a geek! Microsoft & Nebula are offering free virtual webservers for Finnish students! Things like this don’t come around so often, so you should definitely head over to www.microsoft.fi/TakeOverTheWeb and request free access of your own! Quick before they run out of servers!
Oh, we’re also giving out free movie tickets for the first 200 who gets their site up and running before 1.5.2012…You know for those rainy summer days
There’s been a lot of buzz around Imagine Cup lately and especially around our local twist of the Windows Phone Challenge. Here’s the short summary, if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard about it yet:
Microsoft and Nokia are organizing local finals of the Windows Phone Challenge with amazing prizes, internships and an exclusive hackathon!
By participating in Imagine Cup, you’ll get the chance to win some cool devices, get a trip to Australia and perhaps work at the most amazing summer internship ever at Nokia! If that wasn’t enough, 40 students will be invited to an exclusive hackathon event.
Imagine Cup is a innovation/technology competition for students, it’s basically Microsofts way of encouraging students to challenge themselves and innovate on new ways of using technology to solve some of the worlds biggest problems.
You can read more about Imagine Cup here:
- The official ImagineCup website
- Time to save the world–Now with extra kangaroos! (this blog)
- Get ready for Imagine Cup 2012 (this blog)
We’ve been organizing these small events around Windows Phone for a while now. We gather up for 24H and create some kickass Windows Phone apps. It’s been pretty amazing to see people come to the event without any previous experience and then leave with a cool app prototype!
This time the hackathon will be filled with students who already have experience with Windows Phone, so we expect to see some really amazing things come out of it! We’ll head out to Hotelli Aavaranta and spend two days over there (11 – 12th of April).
During the two days you’ll get to chance to meet some of the representatives from Nokia and Microsoft and hear what’s it really like to work over there. You’ll also get feedback on your projects, make new contacts and learn from one of the best. We’ll also enjoy some nice food, drinks and party..in true geekstyle
During this hackathon you’ll also get a chance to talk to the Nokia representatives and apply for summer internships for their awesome positions. This is a great chance to connect with those guys and really show what you know…and amaze them with your Windows Phone apps!
Oh my…that’s really HUGE
Yeah, I know.. So now you’re wondering how can you take part in all of this awesomeness? It’s easy, all you need to do is participate in Imagine Cup’s Windows Phone Challenge and show us what you got! We’ll then choose 40 students to participate in the hackathon. Over there you can show the Nokia guys what you’re made of and hopefully get a awesome summer internship!
Now what are you waiting for, go and register for the competition and join us at Aavaranta!