The regional finals for the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition, a competition aimed at getting students to bring out their best in terms of innovation and creativity as far as software design is concerned, were held yesterday, 9th May, at Strathmore University. The team that clinched the top spot is Team QuestO from Uganda’s Makerere University.
Most teams comprised of students who are in university with many giving good presentations but the winning presentation was made by team QuestO who showcased a desktop, mobile and web based system, dubbed CRIMEX that focuses on crime pattern analysis in developing countries. Read more »
At the beginning of the year, we highlighted a story in which Microsoft had launched their campaign for a competition dubbed the Microsoft Imagine Cup.
The annual event has participants from all over the world with all teams aiming to garner a chance to represent their country in the worldwide championship finals and ultimately take home the prize money. Last year’s prize was a whooping 25,000USD.
This year, Iraq is already way ahead of their game. The winning team, Team Hawk from the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, bedazzled the panel of judges by creating a system that can be used to register refugees and monitoring their welfare needs such as monitoring healthcare and education. This also includes facilitation of distribution of aid to the said refugees. The solution provides a mobile means for staff and users with minimal training to enter data relevant data to the welfare and educational needs of the refugees. The data is collected through the same mobile phone system or via any computing device use of mobile phones. Somebody say TABLET. WOOHOO! Read more »
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