More than a third of the students competing in the software design category at the Imagine Cup 2010 World Finals are using Windows Azure and leveraging the cloud to help tackle the world’s biggest challenges.
Competitors at the Microsoft-sponsored 2010 Imagine Cup World Finals experienced their first round of competition on Sunday, July 4. Competition continues through Thursday, when the winners of the competition will be announced.
The 2010 Imagine Cup World Finals kicked off Saturday, July 3, in Warsaw, Poland. Four-hundred students from 70 countries and regions are participating. More than 325,000 students entered in this year’s competition.
Many of the students competing in next week’s Imagine Cup World Finals in Warsaw, Poland, are bringing projects already being used in the real world. One team is helping rescuers repair earthquake damage in Haiti and another is measuring the way desert is encroaching on habitable land in Jordan.
After representing the United States at the 2006 Imagine Cup World Finals in India, Joanne Cunningham landed a job at Microsoft, thanks to being exposed to the company through the student technology competition.