More than 300,000 students from 100 countries are registered for Imagine Cup 2009, a Microsoft Corp. competition that challenges them to use their technology skills and imagination to address the world’s toughest problems. Winning students from local, national, regional and online competitions will compete at the Imagine Cup finals in Cairo, Egypt from July 3–7, 2009.
Meet the Finalists from MENA region
2009 Software Design Finalists (13)
- Bahrain/Gulf Region –Genius Touch
- Kuwait-Team Fusion
- Lebanon –S2S
- Palestine-Weather Prediction
- Saudi Arabia-Binbou Fighters
- UAE/Dubai-Hello World
2009 Embedded Development Finalists (2/11)
2009 IT Challenge Finalists (1/12)
- Egypt-Sherif Talaat
2009 Game Development Finalists (0/6)
2009 Robotics & Algorithm Finalists (0/12)
2009 MashUp Finalists (0/6)
2009 Photography Finalists (0/6)
2009 Short Film Finalists (0/6)
2009 Design Finalists (0/6)
The nine Imagine Cup competitions had unique requirements, tasks, and missions. In brief:
- In the Software Design competition, 69 local Microsoft subsidiaries held their own regional semi-finals, inviting students to compete to represent their country/region at the Worldwide Finals.
- Game Development student teams harnessed the power of XNA’s ground-breaking Game Studio 3.0 to create inspirational and educational video games that teach what’s at stake—and of course… entertain us.
- Embedded Development teams went beyond the desktop, unleashing their creativity by developing their own embedded device that had an impact on solving some of the world’s toughest problems.
- MashUp competitors created new and useful PopFly MashUp and PopFly block solutions addressing the crucial theme of the Imagine Cup.
- In the Robotics & Algorithm competition and in the IT Challenge individuals had to complete rigorous tests, take part in online matches, and design solutions to complex and tough world issues.
- For the Short Film, Photography and Design competitions, digital artists created works that investigate these world issues and present solutions we see to understand.