Prep for Imagine Cup begins
A day-long workshop on Imagine Cup, called Imagine Camps has been hosted in Gulshan on February 28, 2014. Aiming at Imagine Cup Bangladesh 2014, Microsoft hosted this workshop on how to build apps for both Windows and Windows Phone challenge. Windows and Windows Phone challenge is a local partnership based contest which competitors can compete online at imaginecup.com website. 50% of the weight is carried by the factor local partnership while the entries will be evaluated. The same project can also be submitted for one of the three categories namely Innovation, Games and World Citizenship of the locally hosted Microsoft Imagine Cup Bangladesh 2014. In order to know more about Imagine Cup Bangladesh, university-level technical students should visit: http://aka.ms/icbd. Last date of registration for the competition is March 15, 2014. This is the first of its kind workshop where 5 advanced level technical sessions were taken to prepare students for the Imagine Cup competition. Two hundred students from not only the capital but also from all over the country spontaneously attended the workshop from 9am to 4pm. In addition, local student Hasan Tanvir Mansur who earned over 1 lac taka over the past 1 month from his paid apps on Windows Store shared his experience with the audience. There will be more and more Game Camps hosted soon, of which updates will be available at this Facebook page: http://aka.ms/bddev.
IPDC launches photography competition on Facebook
IPDC brings out “Dream Bangladesh Photo Contest” on Facebook to celebrate the month of Independence. The contest is divided into two phases, Phase 1 photo submission and Phase 2 shortlisted photos will be announced and the contest has to be won through maximum likes on selected photos. The contest is open for anyone having a Facebook profile and who is also a fan of IPDC page started from 1 march and will be held til 30 March, 2014. The First Prize is a SamsungGalaxy Note 3 and there are eleven more prizes. The contest is available at https://www.facebook.com/ipdcbangladesh.