Imagine Cup Grand Final, Paris


Over the past couple of weeks our UK finalist teams have been spending every waking hour preparing for the Imagine Cup final where they'll be tested to their limits and ultimately have the opportunity to win the worlds largest and most prestigious student technology competition.

This year the Imagine Cup's theme is focused on maintaining a sustainable environment, to find out more about what Microsoft's commitment to the environment take a look at

_MG_1828I've been working closely with the teams (hence the lack of activity on my blog - sorry) to ensure they are at the top of their game and can stand up to the judges scrutiny.

We arrived in Paris by Eurostar yesterday morning (5am start for me as I traveled form Bath) and had the pleasure of opening the weeks competition with a welcome reception at Paris Town Hall.

 Joe's video blog

We have teams in Software Design (Ben Nunney and Dominic Green), Embedded Development and Photography. Today is round one of the final which means that from 2pm all the teams will be presenting and ultimately only 12 teams will progress to the next round. I have the pleasure of sitting in one some of the Software Design presentations so will get to see what the rest of the world have to offer.

We should know if our SD/ED teams have progressed to Round Two by tonight so look for an update later on :)

In the meantime check out Joe Wilson's video blog from the competition on C8.

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