16 Singaporean teams will meet in the Semi-finals of the Imagine Cup today – out of which four will enter the Finals tomorrow.
The winning team will get to represent Singapore at the global Imagine Cup finals in Sydney in July 2012.
Microsoft Singapore is holding Campfire 2012 on today and tomorrow at *SCAPE, Level 4, GRID MMS. The Imagine Cup is the highlight of the two-day event.
Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s student technology and software competition which challenges students aged 16 and above to use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to help solve global challenges and make a difference in the world.
Initially branded as the Asia Pacific Student .NET Competition in 2001, the name of the competition was changed to “Imagine Cup” in 2003.
The tournament is held at the national and international levels. The Singapore chapter of the competition was held for the first time in 2003. The winners get to take part in the Worldwide Finals, which is traditionally held in a different country each year.
This year, students have been tasked to use technology to make a difference in the lives of people in their local communities and around the world, addressing issues in education, healthcare and environmental sustainability.
These projects include – eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; and develop a global partnership for development.
More than 2700 students registered for this year’s Singapore competition, resulting in more than 85 entries in the Software Design Category.