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Dare to Dream Different Challenge Contest: Microsoft Corporation

Event: Dare to Dream Different Challenge Contest

Organized By: Microsoft Corporation

Key dates:
Round one: Deadline for Submission of Idea: December 15, 2008.

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Microsoft Virtual Tech Days

Microsoft Virtual Tech DaysVirtual Tech Days

Organised By: Microsoft

Key Dates:
Virtual Tech Days Dates: November 24-26, 2008
Click here to find out the Agenda.
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CMIC Internship Programme, 2008

Programme: Cairo Microsoft Innovation Center(CMIC) Internship 2008 (Website)

Offered By: Microsoft Innovation Center, Cairo
CMIC Internship
Key Dates:
Deadline for Submission of Application: March 31, 2008
Internship winner decision: April 30, 2008
Internship starts: 1st week of July, 2008
Internship ends: Last week of August, 2008
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Microsoft Go A-Live Challenge

Event :Microsoft Go A-Live Challenge (Website)Microsoft

Organized by : Microsoft Corporation

Key Dates:
Registration Deadline : March 25,2008
Deadline for Submission of Website: June 30, 2008
Deadline for For live functionalities & email ID usage: July 15, 2008

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ACM Student Research Competition

Event: ACM Student Research Competition (Website)ACM SRC

Organized by: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Sponsored by: Microsoft Research

Key Dates:
Submission Deadline for PLDI 2008: February 15, 2008
Submission Deadline for CHI 2008 : January 8, 2008

For Whom:
Under Graduate or Graduate students currently enrolled in a university or college with an active ACM student membership and the research has to be submitted individually and not in a group

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees.

There are two rounds of competition at each conference hosting an SRC and a grand finals competition:
First Round Competitions
The first round is usually referred to as the Poster Session. Judges will review the posters and speak to participants about their research; a group of semi-finalists will be chosen to present at the second round of the competition.

Second Round Competitions
Semi-finalists continue by giving a short presentation of their research before a panel of judges, with a supporting power point presentation.

The SRC Grand Finals
All undergraduate and graduate student winners from the SRCs held during the year advance to the SRC Grand Finals. A different panel of judges evaluates these winners against each other via the web.

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Imagine Cup: The World’s Premier Student Technology Competition

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Imagine Cup
Event: Imagine Cup 2008 (Website)

Organised By: Microsoft

Key Dates:
Competition Begins: September 1, 2007
Second Round Begins: February 22, 2008
Finals: July 3-8, 2008

The Imagine Cup is one way Microsoft is encouraging young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Now in its sixth year, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real world issues.

This year, Microsoft is calling on young programmers, artists and technologists around the world to “imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment.” We’re challenging students to bring their ideas to life in a multifaceted competition that comprises nine categories, each catering to a different technological or artistic affinity. Students’ work will reflect valuable, real world solutions, while giving them the opportunity to compete for cash prizes. When coupled with the power of technology the potential of young people is unlimited and the ideas they develop for the Imagine Cup could significantly improve the lives of millions of people around the world. In this competition, everyone wins. Each of us has a unique skill to contribute. Together we can make a difference and have fun during the journey. Welcome to Imagine Cup 2008.

The 2008 World Finals will be held in Paris France from July 3-8, 2008.

The various competition categories are:
1. Software Design
2. Embedded Development
3. Game Development
4. Project Hoshimi
5. IT Challenge
6. Algorithm
7. Photography
8. Short Film
9. Interface Design

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Student Rockstar Contest from Microsoft

Event: Student Rockstar Contest (Website)

Organised By:

Key Dates:

Contest: September 4, 2007- May 31, 2008
Results for the Contest: June 15, 2008

For Whom:
Any Indian student residing in India & studying in Full time Graduate / Post Graduate Program from any university in India.

The student rockstar contest is about learning, sharing knowledge, participating in competitions, projects, events, Coding Challenges, and more. For these activities you also earn points. Based on your points, you get a rank in the contest. Your rank at the end of the contest will decide your rewards and opportunities.

Students can participate by registering into the contest (This happens by successfully filling up the Student Rockstar Online participation form). On successfully filling up of the form, the members would get registered for the contest and can use their passport id to log onto the contest.

The current Activity List is:
1. Imagine Cup (Website)
2. Coding Challenge (Website)
3. Light Up Your College (Website)
4. Student to Business Program (Website)
5. Knowledge Base (Website)
6. Coding Teasers (Website)

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