Eleven months ago, I joined the Imagine Cup team as their new Competition Manager. They'd just gotten back from the worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia, a few weeks earlier. To me, it was a brand new start: after four years as an Xbox videogame designer, I was kicking off a whole new project.
Eleven months later, I now know what it means to be a part of Imagine Cup. This season has been an enormous amount of work with a lot of opportunities to try new things. But as the months passed, our focus turned increasingly towards this event: my first worldwide finals.
If you're a student on a worldwine finalist team, I'd first like to say: congratulations! You are probably sick of getting emails from me now about our various awards and PR surveys and all the rest. Thanks to you, however, we have assembled a great
showcasing all of your brilliant work. And very soon I will have the honor of meeting you all in person in St. Petersburg. I hope you will check here on our website under the Worldwide Finals menu for our
page, which has a lot of good information for you before you arrive. In particular, please read the
which tells you what you need to know about our judging process this week.