The Imagine Cup Twitter Chat was very well received; we’re so glad you were able to get some questions answered from John Scott Tynes, Imagine Cup Competition Manager and Sally Buberman, Imagine Cup alumna and entrepreneur. For those of you who missed the chat, not a problem. We’ve highlighted the top Q&A below, so that you can better understand the Imagine Cup competition and its resources. If you have any more questions there a couple of different avenues you can take in order to get an answer:
Next week (September 24-28), we will be sharing all things Imagine Cup on the Worldwide Microsoft Student social media pages: Microsoft Student Facebook and @MS_Student Twitter handle.
Join our first ever Twitter chat hosted by Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition Manager, John Scott Tynes, and Imagine Cup alumna, Sally Buberman. On September 26th from 10-11 am PDT, John and Sally will be answering your questions via Twitter, so be sure to follow the hashtag #imaginecup (and include the #imaginecup hashtag in your Tweets). Make sure to RSVP for all of the details.
Throughout the week we will be sharing helpful resources, alumni advice, information about past winners, how to get started and much more.
If you’re not familiar with Imagine Cup or are wondering exactly what the competition is, read below for more details and then get ready for tips and tricks about Imagine Cup all week long.
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My name is Fabian Hurnaus and I am 17 years old. I attend the BBS-Rohrbach in Austria.
About six months ago my teacher in Software Development invited me to visit a Windows Phone Developer Conference for students. Before my visit to this Conference I was not a big fan of Windows Phone (to be honest, the main reason why I joined the event was the free pizza afterwards).
Against all my expectations the event was awesome. I learned so many new things and at the end I won a Nokia Lumia 800. Back at home I started to write my first "Hello World" application for Windows Phone. The following weeks I developed some small Windows Phone applications and XNA games.