Published on April 3, 2008
Slide1: ONE WORLD. UNLIMITED POSSIBILLITIES. http://www.imaginecup.com Slide2: IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE TECHNOLOGY ENABLES A BETTER EDUCATION FOR ALL Compete in any of the 9 competitions at http://www.imaginecup.com Opening dates October 15th for the North American Software Design Invitational, and November 15th for all others. Attend worldwide final competition in Seoul, Korea and WIN CASH and other cool prizes. Slide3: IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE TECHNOLOGY ENABLES A BETTER EDUCATION FOR ALL Compete in any of the 9 competitions at http://www.imaginecup.com Score an all-expense paid trip to Seoul, Korea, WIN CASH and other cool prizes SDI includes resume building, exclusive career fair and Mentorship Opening dates October 15th for Software Design Invitational, and November 15th for all others ONE WORLD. UNLIMITED POSSIBILLITIES.: ONE WORLD. UNLIMITED POSSIBILLITIES. Top students from around the globe, solve the world’s toughest problems Innovate, create, and show the world what you’ve got Use the power of technology to change the world YOU WIN. WE ALL WIN.: YOU WIN. WE ALL WIN. Give your ideas exposure, make critical contacts Score an all-expense paid trip to Seoul, Korea, and some great cash prizes It doesn’t get any better than that WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU?: WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU? WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU?: WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU? Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all Use technology to improve education around the world You get to decide how technology can help solve this important problem Slide8: NINE COMPETITION CATEGORIES REGISTER AT http://www.imaginecup.com NINE WAYS TO STEP UP.: NINE WAYS TO STEP UP. The Imagine Cup started four years ago More than 100,000 students from more than 100 countries have competed More students than ever will be looking for victory in the nine competitions WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU?: WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU? Theme: Imagine a world where “technology enables a better education for all” Registrations at www.imaginecup.com begins on October 15 Competitions begin on November 15 SOFTWARE DESIGN begins October 15th Finals in Korea – Late July/Early August Competitors that achieve advancement to worldwide finals will receive travel and accommodations to attend final competition in Seoul, Korea Slide11: Merge your experiences and talents with other team members Rise to the challenge and put your teamwork skills to the test TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS Slide12: TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS Software Design Embedded Development Web Development Slide13: Compete to join one of the teams that will represent North America in the World Final Conceive, test, and build your ideas into real applications that can change the world Find a job or internship at exclusive job fairs hosted by careerbuilder.com Gain real-world, job-related experience to show your worth to future employers Software Design SOFTWARE DESIGN SOFTWARE DESIGN: SOFTWARE DESIGN Round 1: Two 6-week qualifiers starting on October 15th 2006 and on January 15th, 2007 Individual Online programming competitions Learn job-related skills as you compete Round 2 – Regional Semi-Finals: April 2007 The top 400 students in Round 1 will go to one of four Regional Semi-Finals held at prestigious Universities in CA, MA, LA and Toronto,Canada Individual Competition Attend exclusive “by invitation only” Job Fairs hosted by CareerBuilder only for the best students in North America Round 3 – North American Finals: June 2007 The top 24 students in Round 2 will go to the finals in Redmond Teams of four will spend a week of non-stop coding, building an application and mentored by Microsoft PMs, Developers and Testers Attend the ultimate “exclusive” job/internship fair of the year hosted by CareerBuilder Winning team will go to the World-Wide Finals in Seoul SOFTWARE DESIGN: SOFTWARE DESIGN Is about important skills related to working as developers: the ability to write to a spec and the ability to properly test code that you have written (using NUnit) particularly relevant for Juniors or Seniors who are starting to look seriously into the job and internship markets Imagine Cup 2007 North American Software Design Competition: Qualifying round requires students to take a series of increasingly difficult program specs provided by Microsoft and build DLLs that satisfy the specs DLLs will be tested by running them against a suite of NUnit tests – and those student scoring the best results will proceed to the next round Early specs are designed to be tutorial in nature, allowing students to become familiar with writing code to a spec and with NUnit testing As the specs become more challenging, students have to focus much more intently on accurately satisfying the program requirements and doing thorough testing on their own before submitting their results. SOFTWARE DESIGN: SOFTWARE DESIGN Top 400 competitors from across North America will be invited to attend one of the four Regional Semi-Finals (competitors will receive reimbursement for travel costs up to a to-be-finalized amount). At each Semi-Final, CareerBuilder will host an exclusive Job Fair for the attendees with 20 to 30 potential employers. For the Finals, 24 competitors selected to travel to Redmond, WA for the North American Final At the Final, in teams of 4, the competitors will design and build an application during a week of intense programming under the mentorship of Microsoft employees – Program Managers, Software Developers, Testers, etc. Winning team will go on an all expenses paid trip to the World Wide Finals, and a shot at the $25,000 top prize along with the chance to take part in a British Telecom sponsored business and technology training program in London. WHY SOFTWARE DESIGN?: WHY SOFTWARE DESIGN? Prizes at every round of the competition Exclusive Career fair at regional semi-finals (for round 2 qualifiers) Week-long stay at Microsoft, Redmond (for US Finals) Mentorship by Microsoft developers, testers, program managers (at round 3 – US Finals) All expenses paid trip to Seoul, Korea Prizes for Worldwide Finals First Prize: $25,000 Second Prize: $15,000 Third Prize: $10,000 Register at www.imaginecup.com Slide18: Unleash your creativity by developing your own computer-based system Build a complete hardware and software solution using Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and the hardware provided by Microsoft Build your own innovative device to solve our planet’s toughest problems EMBEDDED DEVELOPMENT EMBEDDED DEVELOPMENT: EMBEDDED DEVELOPMENT Teams of 3-4 students attending same school Configure, build, debug, and deploy a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 operating system image Build the image that is appropriate for your project using Platform Builder, the Windows CE IDE Build an application on top of the Windows CE image Deliverables (in English): Round 1: Interim Report by February 15 Round 2: Top 200 teams sent Hardware - eBox 2300 and a small phidgets device that provides I/O functionality by March 1 Final Report due by May 11 World Finalists (15 teams) Announced on Jun 8 World Finals – Project demo and presentation Prizes First Prize: $8,000 Second Prize: $4,000 Third Prize: $3,000 Register at www.imaginecup.com Slide20: Today’s sites are using technology in ways never thought possible How can you make a user’s online experience even more powerful? The web enables a whole new realm of educational possibilities, explore it, change it, make it yours. WEB DEVELOPMENT WEB DEVELOPMENT: WEB DEVELOPMENT Use the Web to create innovative educational sites for your peers using ASP.NET and related technologies Teams of up to 4 students Self created Web service designed on .NET Framework 2.0 Use of Visual Studio family (Express, Standard, or Team System) for development Deliverables (in English): Round 1: Project Abstract by March 1 Round 2: Website built on ASP.NET by May 11 World Finalists (6 teams) Announced on Jun 8 Round 3: Finals – Onsite 24 hour competition Prizes First Prize: $8,000 Second Prize: $4,000 Third Prize: $3,000 Register at www.imaginecup.com Slide22: The skills challenges put your abilities to the ultimate test Demonstrate your ability to think on your feet, rise to the challenge and get the job done SKILLS CHALLENGES Slide23: SKILLS CHALLENGES Project Hoshimi - Programming Battle IT Challenge Algorithm Slide24: Save a person, a city, or even a nation from certain peril See who has the fastest program to save the day The results play out in a real-time 3-D environment Software Design PROJECT HOSHIMI- PROGRAMMING BATTLE PROJECT HOSHIMI- PROGRAMMING BATTLE: PROJECT HOSHIMI- PROGRAMMING BATTLE Use the right combination of strategy and skills to program the world of Professor Hoshimi and his faithful crew of scientists and programming experts in a fantasy of life and death Write .NET code representing the behavior and the strategy of a team of characters going through different types of missions Teams of up to 2 students Deliverables (in English): Round 1: upload compiled .dll based on round 1 SDK by March 1 Round 2: upload compiled .dll based on round 2 SDK by May 11 6 World Finalists Announced on Jun 8 Round 3: Finals – Onsite 24-hour competition Prizes First Prize: $8,000 Second Prize: $4,000 Third Prize: $3,000 Register at www.imaginecup.com Slide26: Highlights the art and science of developing, deploying, and maintaining IT systems that are efficient, functional, robust and secure You have a base set of tools and techniques Work through custom needs and configurations Demonstrate proficiency in the science of networks, databases, and servers Software Design IT CHALLENGE IT CHALLENGE: IT CHALLENGE Demonstrate proficiency in the science of networks, databases, and servers, as well as the areas of analysis and decision making in IT environments Individual Competition Deliverables (in English): Round 1: Online multiple choice quiz by March 1 Round 2: Case Study submissions by May 11 6 World Finalists Announced on Jun 8 Round 3: Finals – Onsite 24-hour competition Prizes First Prize: $8,000 Second Prize: $4,000 Third Prize: $3,000 Register at www.imaginecup.com Slide28: Solve problems through the discovery, application, and implementation of algorithms Work through brainteasers, coding challenges, and algorithmic puzzles seeks to engage the sharpest student minds in technology around interesting problems. Software Design ALGORITHM ALGORITHM: ALGORITHM Series of brain teasers, coding challenges, and algorithmic puzzles Individual Competition Deliverables: Round 1: Online quiz by March 1 Round 2: Challenge consists of project starter files for a series of problems (such as efficient routing through a network, text parsing, etc) using one of the .NET family of languages Deliver source code and compiled binary by May 11 6 World Finalists Announced on Jun 8 Round 3: Finals – Onsite 24-hour competition Prizes First Prize: $8,000 Second Prize: $4,000 Third Prize: $3,000 Register at www.imaginecup.com Slide30: Technology can have an artistic side, and this is the place to show it The Digital Arts challenges put your team, or individual abilities to the creative test Use technology to push the boundaries of self-expression DIGITAL ARTS Slide31: DIGITAL ARTS Short Film Interface Designer Photography Slide32: Photography has allowed us to capture an emotions and reflect on our past Submit photos that capture your take on this year’s theme and the world around Tell a story without using words. Students are challenged to communicate a story about education using photo essay format Software Design PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOGRAPHY A series of still photos that tell a story that draws an emotional response from their audience, to provoke thought, further discussion and feel emotionally compelled to take action Team of up to 2 students Deliverables (in English): Round 1: Begins Mar 22 Photo essay of up to 10 pictures by May 11 World Finalists (6 teams) Announced on Jun 8 Round 2: Finals – Onsite 36-hour competition Prizes First Prize: $8,000 Second Prize: $4,000 Third Prize: $3,000 Register at www.imaginecup.com Slide34: Share your unique perspective on the Imagine Cup theme Explore the art and science of telling a story, using the latest technology From concept and storyboard, to footage and editing, put it all together and move an audience Software Design SHORT FILM SHORT FILM: SHORT FILM Story must still come through the digital media and have a strong purpose and meaning Team of up to 4 students Deliverables (in English): Round 1: Abstract, digital storyboard by March 1 Round 2: Short Film and written film description by May 11 World Finalists (6 teams) Announced on Jun 8 Round 3: Finals – Onsite 36-hour competition Prizes First Prize: $8,000 Second Prize: $4,000 Third Prize: $3,000 Register at www.imaginecup.com Slide36: Creativity and usability come together Create a functional, compelling, forward-thinking user interface Envision an application and connect it to the theme of the Imagine Cup Software Design INTERFACE DESIGN INTERFACE DESIGN: INTERFACE DESIGN Create revolutionary user interfaces that are innovative, unique and useful. Rethink the way we behave when in front of a computer screen Teams of up to 2 students Deliverables (in English): Round 1: Abstract, digital storyboard by March 1 Round 2: Working prototype demonstration by May 11 World Finalists ( 6 teams) Announced on Jun 8 Round 3: Finals – Onsite 24-hour competition Prizes First Prize: $8,000 Second Prize: $4,000 Third Prize: $3,000 Register at www.imaginecup.com www.imaginecup.comReferal: IC07US0179: www.imaginecup.com Referal: IC07US0179 Terms and Conditions: Terms and Conditions For complete Terms and Conditions visit www.imaginecup.us or www.imaginecup.ca. In summary: You must be enrolled at a recognized educational institution at the time of the competition start (October 15th, 2006) You must have a .edu or .ca email address You must be 18 or older. You must agree to the complete terms and conditions found on the websites.