Thursday, July 9, 2009

Microsoft's Imagine Cup wrapped up in Cairo

More than 400 students from 700 countries competed in the finals of the Imagine Cup in Egypt, a Microsoft-sponsored student technology competitionthat wrapped up today.
The categories included software design, embedded development andgame development. This year's competition focused on addressing the United Nations' Millenium Development Goals with innovative technology. The prizes totaled $180,000.
One of the teams recognized, Team Trailblazer from India, built an educational game that provides public-health information to children aboutmalaria. Another winning team, Team WaFree from South Korea, built an embedded system to help farmers breed insects for food. For the full list of winners, click here.
The awards ceremony took place today at the base of the pyramids in Egypt. Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, gave the opening speech kicking off the finals.
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