Published: Friday, April 5, 2013

Microsoft Imagine Cup

Microsoft Bangladesh will hold the grand finale of Mirosoft Imagine Cup Bangladesh 2013 tomorrow at American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) auditorium.
Preliminary selection of Imagine Cup Bangladesh 2013 contest took place last week at Microsoft Bangladesh office.
Microsoft Imagine Cup

One hundred and thirty five teams from across the country submitted their projects to participate in the contest. Twelve teams were selected for the preliminary round.
Teams advanced to the preliminary round were Apollo from Khulna University, BUET101 from BUET, darkHorse from BUET, Fractal from BUET, NerdCats from KUET, NOFA from Brac University, Silent Shadow from AIUB, Team ASRRO from CUET, Team Blue from AIUB, Team Inferno from BUET, Team Phoenix from AIUB, Team PixeLizard from Brac University.
They submitted their projects in three categories: World Citizenship, Innovation, and Games.
From the 12 teams, four were selected by the judges as the Imagine Cup Bangladesh 2013 local finalists.
They are: NerdCats for their phonetic Windows Phone keyboard, Team Blue for an app that aids conversations with the people with speaking and hearing inability, Team Phoenix for their app that measures and tracks nicotine severity, and BUET101 for developing a Windows Phone based solution to track heart rate from a distance.
The winner of the Microsoft Bangladesh Imagine Cup 2013 will receive high-end Doel laptop and Nokia Lumia smartphone.
The first and second runners-up will receive Deol laptops.
The winner will also take part in an online qualifier contest to compete in the global Imagine Cup competition.
The global competition will be held in May-June in Russia.
Microsoft has been organising this world’s biggest IT Olympics called Imagine Cup for the last 11 years. This is the third time Microsoft Bangladesh is hosting such student technology competition in Bangladesh.