The Ru sian white nights burned off our threatened rain, and now I sit in an ever-filling hotel near the heart of St. Petersburg, Ru sia, getting ready for the Imagine Cup to begin. Thank Blank White Jersey goodne s for the universality of coffee addiction around the world; we are all going to need it!
Here at the marble-floored Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya, 305 students representing 87 technical projects from 70 countries around the world are gathering to strut their stuff and compete for $1 million in prizes. Oh yes, and the amazing array of judgesof which yours truly is one are present. I have the privilege of judging the World Citizenship and Innovation categories.
More than 1.6 million students heralding from almost 200 countries have competed in the Imagine Cup over the last decade. All of the student teams have already competed locally in order Niklas Hjalmarsson Green Jersey to be sent here to the Worldwide Finals. I was also excited to learn that roughly a quarter of the teamscompeting this week are using Bing APIs (search or maps) in some way. Since we wanted to give them a shout out (Bing is not a competition category) the list of those teams are broken out below.
For those of you watching in the U.S. there is no need to suffer jetlag; you can sip your own coffee while viewing the live stream July 8-11, with the awards finale emceed by Dr. Whos Matt Smith at the Alexandrinsky Theater on July 11th.
Teams using Bing technology
AustraliaWorld CitizenshipTeam Confufish RoyaleFoodbank Local connects donor agencies with food distribution centers and soup kitchens through a distribution and logistics system.BoliviaWorld CitizenshipTeam NoodlesProject Zebras is an app that reports traffic jams, parades, and Dustin Byfuglien Jersey other things that are blocking streets. It also helps the user find nearby places within his/her budget including restaurants, cafes, hotels, and book stores.BulgariaWorld CitizenshipTeam VertigoDriving M8 is a Windows Phone app that connects with the car via Bluetooth and onboards data to analyze the users driving, while also giving advice on how to improve fuel efficiency and reduce a carbon footprint.CyprusWorld CitizenshipTeam Nudge From CyprusNearFieldCare is a solution that stores medical on an individuals wristband, providing easy acce s to information about a patients medical care with a simple touch of the cell phone on the patients bracelet.EcuadorWorld CitizenshipTeam AYNIAYNI (means help) is a social network based on map that is designed to revolutionize how volunteering works. It was created to addre s the lack of visibility of the organizations that offer social a sistance.NigeriaWorld CitizenshipTeam LifeSaverCardioLife is a solution designed to tackle heart health by monitoring heart rate via the Windows Phone. Patrick Sharp Camouflage Jersey The solution also provides a rehabilitation program for stroke patients with Kinect.RomaniaWorld CitizenshipTeam MedScientistsHChecked is a platform for monitoring a patients health by distributing notifications when the data detects signals that fall outside of a physicians recommended parameters.SloveniaWorld CitizenshipTeam BeezingaBeezinga is an early warning analytical web and mobile based system to help industrial and large beekeepers optimize production and detect i sues in beehives through automated data collection.TunisiaWorld CitizenshipWiseTeamDriveALive helps truck drivers avoid fatigue by aligning their sleep schedule to the rest areas along their route. If rest areas are not readily available in certain Jonathan Toews Jersey areas, the application will send a feedback to the organizations responsible for installing rest areas.UgandaWorld CitizenshipTeam Code 8By connecting a custom piece of hardware called a matiscope to a portable device, Matibabu can diagnose malaria without requiring a blood sample.VenezuelaWorld CitizenshipTeam Lazarillo NETLazarillo is an integrated system that guides visually impaired people through voice me sages in addition to advanced technology including GPS and geo location services through Bing maps and social networking.ChinaWorld Citizenship Online QualifierTeam CombineWater Facts helps solve the leakage problem of water use by establishing the intelligent water meters and sensors network so water supply companies can detect water leaks quickly.
Betsy Aoki, Senior Program Manager, Bing