Microsoft Student day 2.0. Imagine Cup 2012 Final

April 14, 2012, 10:00 conference

On April 14 students were invited to Digital October for Microsoft Student Day, in the course of which the Russian finalists of Imagine Cup 2012 were chosen. Kinnect Star Wars games, a Nokia Lumia telephone game zone, intriguing competitions and lectures on Windows 8 awaited all fans.

Imagine Cup is one of the world’s major technological competitions, which, since 2003, is annually hold with the support of Microsoft and number of other companies and non-commercial organizations. Competition helps to educe young people skills in information technologies sphere and also to broaden communication between students from all over the world. The event contributes to the technical progress breakthroughs and IT industry development.

At the Imagine Cup Final you had the opportunity to:

  • Watch the presentations of the projects of nine student’s teams from Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Irkutsk, Chelyabinsk, Saratov and the winners of online semifinal. The jury consists of the representatives of Russian Venture Company, Skolkovo Foundation, Rosnano, Nokia, ABBYY, Intel, investment project, PiratePay startup. The winner-team will represent Russia at the international the competition final, that will take place in Australia.
  • Hear the opening speech by the head of Microsoft international students programs.
  • During the BootCamps you will learn how to create applications for Windows 8 and Kinect for Windows on yourself.
  • Take part at workshops on technological entrepreneurship, innovation projects and startups creation.
  • Ask questions to Microsoft HR-Department on hiring to Microsoft and other high-technologies companies, and know how to compose your CV properly and how to conduct yourself on the interview.
  • Participate in audience competition and get valuable prizes if you win.
  • Take part in the best team election for the audience award, bolster up your University team (SPbSU, Irkutsk State University, MIEM-MAI, SGU, SUSU) and the teams you like.

Imagine Cup Russian Final was bright and exciting event. There as usually were many students, interesting acquaintances and a lot of pleasant memories afterwards both for participants and supporters!

The detailed information on the competition could be found at


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