Thursday, July 2, 2009

Imagine Cup Egypt 2009

This year, Cairo is hosting the finals of the number one technology competition worldwide which is Imagine Cup. It is organized by Microsoft.. more than 400 students from around 70 countries are competing in the finals.. and around 1000 attendees as total including press people, judges, Microsoft Student Partners worldwide, volunteers and ME of course :D :D

This year, being a Microsoft Student partner is not the same as every year. For those who don’t know, a Microsoft student partner is a student who is a link between Microsoft and his university: to hold activities, help in organizing events, distribute free software through the Microsoft free software programmes. However, our main job this year was publicizing imagine cup and encouraging more people to register and compete at the various competitions.
We had lots of fun and lots of great events before hosting the imagine cup finals… we had a booth at my university that collected over 1400 registrants and many people have competed in the various competitions…

To all the people I've shared the Imagine Cup World Wide finals with :

I have been waiting for this event for a very long time, and I've been writing sometimes on the Imagine Cup forum for the IT challenge and made some friends there... So I just wanna tell you that we are so proud of hosting it..We hope it shows that we can do something really good !

But we’re actually just trying to be ourselves, and share with you a time that you can enjoy!

I just wanted to tell you that these couple of days have been some of the most tiring in my life, yet I have spent a time so enjoyable and memorable I will never forget…

I have met people from all over the world and made friends with people I only thought I can see them on TV. We talked, laughed shared, and enjoyed!

My main happiness now is because you are happy and because I am able to be part of an experience I hope you will enjoy and remember for the rest of your lives!

I hope you will always feel that Imagine Cup in Egypt was much different and unique than any other imagine cup world wide finals in any other place.

So, since it’s a time for everyone to enjoy what he/she loves, and because I enjoy writing as much as I enjoy technology, I’ve written a poem about imagine cup, that I hope you will like!

Imagine cup is certainly full of fun,
Where teams compete, race and run,
Where the impossible can be true,
On the hands of people like you!

Work, learn, enjoy and win!
Be determined deep within,
Spread the imagine cup spirit,
Let everyone around you feel it!

Change the world, yes you will!
If you have the innovation and skill…
Create, express and learn,
And win everything in return…

A wonderful experience worldwide,
That will fill you with real pride,
Represent yourself, your country,
Meet friends; a real cool variety!

Imagine cup is not just a contest,
It’s a chance to show you’re the best,
A time you can use to know more,
All about the technologies you adore…

The world is within your hands,
Innovate, create and make plans,
The future is ahead, hold it,
And never to failure submit!

Thank you!

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