Microsoft Kuwait Imagine Cup to take place on 22nd of April
Microsoft along with sponsors Burgan Bank, Diyar United Company and RISE Center at the American University of Kuwait announced that Kuwait Imagine Cup 2015, the world’s most prestigious student technology competition, will take place at the American University of Kuwait on the 22nd of April.
Imagine Cup 2015 will give students in Kuwait an opportunity to bring their tech ideas to life with Microsoft resources and support.
Imagine Cup 2015 is comprised of three competition Tiers:
1.Games: This tier invites students to create a game on their favorite gaming platform: Windows (PC or touchscreen), Windows Phone, Xbox Indie Games, or Kinect SDK.
2.Innovation: This competition honors the most innovative, ground-breaking, and appealing software application built with Microsoft tools and technology.
3.World Citizenship: What global challenge can you help solve with technology? Got an idea for an app that will help reduce world hunger, provide better treatment for disease, raise awareness of environmental issues, or provide better access to education
The competition is open to students between the age of 16 years and 26 years, empowering them to use their creative and technical abilities to make a positive impact on society. The first place winning team in the Kuwait finals will participate in the Imagine Cup Pan Arab semi finals which will be held in Bahrain in June 2015 and from there the winning team will attend the Imagine Cup worldwide finals which will be held in Seattle, USA in July 2015.
Commenting on the Imagine Cup, Charles Nahas, Microsoft Kuwait General Manager said: “Microsoft is fully committed to supporting Kuwaiti youth and guiding the way towards the development of a digital knowledge economy in the country. Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real world problems.”
“The Kuwait round of this competition will give students a chance to take their ideas to a global forum and an audience of the best young programmers, technologists and designers in the world. We also hope that the Imagine Cup will continue to inspire the next generation of technology and business innovators in Kuwait and region,” he added.