Imagine Cup Day 2–The opening ceremony feat. dancing Korean girlPosted: July 6, 2012
Woah, what a day! A lot of fun, hard work and a great opening ceremony! This day has been really busy and Team Matalapaine has been working extremely hard the whole day. Aaltovation and G3A on the other hand have been enjoying a well deserved vacation in the beautify city of Sydney.
Today most of the competitors arrived – Sydney´s full of talented young people from around the world! It’s been interesting to see how everyone has prepared, everyone is excited, proud and full of energy..especially the Korean Student Partners, man those guys and gals can make some noise! And I can see that energy starting to catch on to others as well.
The opening ceremony was something out of this world. There were some really cool speakers like Jessica Watson and last years Software Design winner James McNamara! Really inspiring talks and extremely useful information for all competitors. The Corporote Vice President of DPE, Walid Abu-Hadba gave a great talk (featuring his Siamese cat) that seemed to strike a core with many students at the event.
Phones, trips and confetti
Walid actually did a comeback on stage and decided to invite Ali Driesman and a energetic dancing Korean MSP on stage to randomly pick out 3 teams that would be invited (all costs paid) for the next big developer conference that Microsoft organizes, COOL! The winning teams were from Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Tunis..also the Korean team got tickets for their amazing attitude, which was definitely well deserved!
But that wasn’t all! Nokia decided to reward all competitors with Nokia Lumia 800 devices, WOAH! He also made fun of the stereotypical Finnish “enthusiasm” that appeared when the Finnish team was called out
It all ended in a big bang…literally confetti going everywhere! Tomorrow is a new day, new challenges and tomorrow are the Software Design Round 1 presentations! I’m so excited!