We here at Neowin are big fans of Microsoft's Imagine Cup as the program challenges students from around the world to step outside the box and take on challenges that produce game-changing results. We have already seen how teams are assisting the blind, deaf, and so much more and that is only scratching the surface of what was created for this competition.
While the conference will wrap up very shortly, we wanted to take a look at some statistics related to the competition; you can see all the information displayed above in the info graphic that paints a diverse picture of the competitors and the solution that they developed for the competition.
A growing trend that is clearly present at year's Imagine Cup is that teams are now building applications that have cross-functionality. No longer are they developing for Windows Phone or Azure, but now they are bridging these two technologies to create solutions that are scaleable and have significant depth to them. This trend is occurring for several reasons, one of which is that the ease of bridging theses solutions is becoming easier and this results in applications and solutions that are robust and feature complete.
Even though the competition is coming to an end, this does not mean that these projects will cease after the competition, far from it. With grants and on-going support, Imagine Cup is the only the start and the competitors know that their hard work is far from over as they look to turn these brilliant products into the businesses of tomorrow.
Interested in Imagine Cup? Want to learn more or even register your team for the 2013 challenges? Head on over to Imagine Cup's website to stay updated on all the events for the 2013 competition.
Source: Imagine Cup