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I'm a judge for the Software Design Invitational category again this year. I'm super exited about this. This event is probably the best event you can ever participate and judge in. The energy at this competition is awesome and everyone put in 200% effort to give the best presentation of their product that they can. It's impressive to see the amount of work those students put in their solution and this year well be really cool because the subject is the environment. I can't wait to see what they come ......

Well we now know who the winners are ... visit http://imaginecup.com/Compe... for all the news and winners in all the categories. Canada took 3rd place in the photography Competition Go Canada!! For my finals the Software Design Invitational it was an excellent competition and the results are as follows 3rd place: Jamaica Second Place: Korea!! but they left the stage to fast for picture since the press wanted them. First Place: Thailand!!! The winners to the British Telecom Image Cup ......

Well as promised here are a few pictures of Seoul in the rain. I hope the sun will be back before I leave so I can take a few pictures with sunlight in them ;-). But before the pictures, Day 4 just finished and we saw the presentations from the 6 finalists (see my previous post for pictures). They where all extremely good considering there was 500 people in the room in front of them and 4 VIP judges from the UNESCO, British Telecom, Academia amongst others. I don't know I could have performed that ......

So the finalist have been announced: Austria, Ireland, Korea, Thailand, Jamaica, Serbia. Good luck to all of you. I'll post picture of my visit to Seoul (in the rain) later today. Update: Here is a picture of all the finalist in action (I don't have the Irish I'm sorry). Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: Imagine Cup ......

Wow.... wow! What an experience. I saw 22 presentations in round 1 and round 2... 22 presentations in 2 days from students that are so impressive I can't even describe here how impressed I am with them. They presented to small 4-10 people audience including us 4 judges for 20 min with 10 min of Q&A. Nope of them cracked. None of them showed nervousness (although I talked to a few teams after and they where extremely nervous obviously but they didn't show it) and all where amazing. A lot of applications ......

I just got up (6:30am) here in Seoul, yesterday was a recuperation day, I meet many people and talked about the event and what my responsibility as a judge will be. We have a briefing this morning around 9am to go over all of that then we are introduced to the teams. I'm getting really nervous to introduce myself to 500 people including media that will be a really unforgettable experience I think. After that the competition starts and we will see teams from 2pm to 8pm for 30 min presentations. Tomorrow ......

여보세요! I made it to Seoul, after 29h in planes, buses and automobiles in four different airports I reached my destination. I was fairly lucky considering I got no delays along the way and made it on schedule here. I just got out of bed (12h later) I was so beat I needed a good rest. Here is a picture from my hotel window, it's a little gray here today (but hot and muggy at 27C) I'm going to go see the organizer and try to get a schedule of activities. Maybe I'll go have a little stroll around the ......

So I'm en route to Seoul through Chicago. If you recall I'm going to the Imagine Cup 2007 as a Software Design Judge. That will be awesome and after a 24h journey I will get there. Montreal -> Chicago (2h) + Layover (3h) Chicago -> Tokyo (13h) + 1day + Layover (2h) Tokyo -> Seoul (2.5h) + Bus ride to hotel (1.5h) = 24h Meeting the finalist and hooking with new friend = priceless I'll be talking lots of picture and posting them on flickr so don't worry. oh and as a side note, don't break ......

So I'm still working hard on the build series, I'm up to a 26 page document right now just showing how to create a build ;-). But there are just so much new stuff happening that I'm going to skip to that and go back to document after. The whole Team System stack has been renamed check out Rob Caron's blog entry here for all the names. Essentially Visual Studio Team System 2008 - product name. Next I'm featured here on the Canadian Developer Blog there is a short questionnaire I answered about myself ......

Well I got the good news today that I was selected on the Jury of this year Imagine Cup in Seoul Korea! I'm super stoked about that it should be a great event and will be great to see the best and the brightest of the upcoming generation. I will be judging the Software Design category representing the Industries. You can read all about the Image Cup here My good friend Guy beat me to my own announcement here, what to steal my punch Guy!! ;-). Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: Imagine Cup ......