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Imagine Cup Recognizes Young Programmers

If you've been reading the Redmond Developer News newsletter, you know that computer science education and training is a real concern, both for myself and for newsletter readers. Microsoft has been at the forefront when it comes to motivating, encouraging and recognizing talented young programmers. And for good reason -- the company's lifeblood is the skills of its workforce.

The Imagine Cup is a good example of Redmond's commitment to youth in programming. Now in its fifth year, the event challenges students from around the globe to create innovative and compelling software using Microsoft platforms.

This year, more than 100,000 students in over 100 countries competed in the 2007 Imagine Cup. Of those, 344 competitors in 55 teams earned finalist consideration. The winning team, Team 3KC Returns/Project LiveBook! from Thailand, was awarded a $25,000 cash prize at an awards ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. Next year's event will take place in Paris, France.

You can read more about the results of this year's competition here.

Posted by Michael Desmond on 08/15/2007

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