The Imagine Cup is open to students around the world aiming to empower the next generation of computer science students to work in groups and unleash their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology. Students are presented with serious challenges and problems and are requested to use technology to solve these issues. Using Microsoft’s tools and technologies students must create real world software and service applications. The competition can become quite intense. In fact, every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash, travel and prizes and ultimately, for the glory of taking home the Imagine Cup!
Each entry has the potential of being represented on the world stage and ICON was honoured to be invited back to make up part of the judging panel for 2014. The judges were presented with some outstanding concepts. Some using the latest technologies and virtual reality simulations with ground breaking hardware such as the Oculus Rift. Another group presented innovative and clever uses of hardware and software incorporating both fitness and gaming for mobile devices.
“Year-by-year the teams are getting better and better. As a repeat judge it’s getting harder to choose a winner. The teams had imaginative ideas and worked hard to develop their product. Congratulations to all involved!”
Gareth Gauci – CTO ICON
Both groups have qualified into the semi final but the winner of this stage by a margin is the group pictured above. Their clever gaming application for Windows phones that encourages users to interact with the application by staying fit and active was seen to have massive potential by the judges.
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