Posted by: wajahatabbas | May 20, 2009

Judging the Microsoft Imagine Cup Pakistan Finals

Congratulations Microsoft for arranging a nationwide contest i.e. Microsoft Imagine Cup Pakistan finals.
Microsoft Imagine Cup is a global event in which team from every country participates. Pakistan is participating from last 3, 4 years.

In Pakistan, Microsoft PK runs a fantastic campaign, & invites projects from every university. And then these projects were submitted to Microsoft Office, & then the top ten projects will be filtered by a panel, filtered down to 5, and then these 5 invited to Karachi to demonstrate their project.

And yesterday, may 19, 2009, these 5 teams were in Karachi to made their final demonstration. 3 were from UET Lahore, 1 from LUMS & 1 from PAF KIET.
Event start with the project demonstration.
Projects were, IQRA, from PAF KIET, a kind of online schooling software having distance learning & other features.
LEBEN — From UET Lahore.. A good project, who won the Final. Best of luck Leben Team for the global final. It’s a good tool for health worker for immunization.
EWE — from UET — Electronic Empowerment for women — judges like it much.. And it’s a good concept… providing a collaborative envirnoment for women…
Astute Agrarian — From UET — A good project for framers….
Crayon — From LUMS Team — A study aid project, a software for a child laptop… a mesh up tool, with class room interactive features & much more.

Judges were Jehan Ara, Yosuf Jan, Jawwad Farid, Qasim Sb (ICT RDF), Waseem Akber & Asad Ullah. It was an exciting event

Leben team won the Pakistan final, and will be competing for Global Finals. Qasim Sb & Jehan Ara delivered an inspirational speech motivating the students.

Nice effort by Microsoft Pakistan to provide a platform where universities country wide can compete & learn.

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