We’ve gathered all of the content that was shared during the Imagine Cup themed week on the Microsoft Student Facebook page and @MS_Twitter handle for your convenience below. Be sure to check out the recap of the Imagine Cup chat on Twitter. If you have any questions or would like more information about Microsoft’s global student technologist competition, here are some resources:
This week's theme: Microsoft's global student competition, Imagine Cup. Do you want to learn more about what Imagine Cup is? Check out this helpful blog http://bit.ly/PLdJmU.
VIDEO: This year's worldwide finals will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia! Check it out. http://bit.ly/OVZCw9
Imagine Cup alumnus, Wilson To has some great advice for students who are interested in the competition. Wilson's Wisdom, Tip #1: Believe it or not, it's less about giving orders, and more about inspiring your team.
Introducing - World Citizenship Competition: If your goal is to make the world a better place through technology, this is the competition for you. The Imagine Cup World Citizenship Competition recognizes software apps that have the greatest potential to improve the world we live in. 1st Place Prize: $50,000 (USD). Learn more here: http://bit.ly/NquZRH
Meet Imagine Cup Alumnus, Vinny Lohan from New Zealand. "Imagine Cup is not a destination, it's a journey and the journey can change your life along the way, it did mine." Read his full blog http://bit.ly/OnYa9C
Introducing - Games Competition: Games are an important part of Imagine Cup, so if you have an idea for a gaming experience that could transform how we play, than this competition is for you! 1st Place Prize: $50,000 (USD). Learn more here: http://bit.ly/QexZkk
Wilson's Wisdom, Tip #2: Passion trumps all else. There are plenty of ideas and talent out there. However, true passion is a rarity.
VIDEO: Here is a snapshot of the Worldwide Finals in Australia this past July. Check out the innovation and experience. http://bit.ly/POTa9v
Introducing - Innovation Competition: This competition honors the most innovative, ground-breaking, and appealing software application built with Microsoft tools and technology. 1st Place Prize: $50,000 (USD) Learn more here: http://bit.ly/NqwvDl
Wilson's Wisdom, Tip #3: Compete with confident humility. You are amongst geniuses.
Imagine Cup alumnus, Wilson To has valuable advice for students interested in the Imagine Cup competition. Read his story for inspiration and guidance! http://bit.ly/QbCetV
Are you curious about the Imagine Cup 2012 winners? The Ukrainian team developed gloves that translate sign language into speech. Read more here: http://tcrn.ch/Q9pdkY
Introducing - Imagine Cup Challenges: Windows 8 Apps, Windows Azure, and Windows Phone - check out these three challenges by scrolling to the bottom of the page and learn more about the opportunities: http://bit.ly/n9T0rD
Wilson's Wisdom, Tip #4: Seek a strong mentor, it will pay dividends later. You'd be surprised how much they are part of the team.
Need inspiration? Be sure to learn about all of the 2012 winners on the champions' page and learn more about the students' creativity. http://bit.ly/POXKoi
Wilson's Wisdom, Tip #5: People will call you crazy, and that you're wasting your time on silly projects. But it's the crazy ones that change the world.
Get ready to start building your Imagine Cup project - download professional developer and designer tools and software at no charge through DreamSpark (and get verified so you can publish and sell apps in the Windows Store for free)! http://bit.ly/Si6GCg
Are you ready? We know you have what it takes! After reading the official rules http://bit.ly/RIxf7A, feel free to register for Imagine Cup and be sure to tell us which competition you signed up for in the comments below. http://bit.ly/NQB5fx.
Will you be participating in the Imagine Cup 2013? Be sure to let us know how your project development is going. Best of luck to all of you!
Here you go Ukraine. This is great.