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Imagine Cup 2014 ‘National Finals’ at Independent University Bangladesh
The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014 National Finals, being the premier university student technology competition in a global scale ended yesterday at the Independent University Bangladesh with a stiff competition of the nine finalist teams competing in three categories:World Citizenship, Games and Innovation.
This is the fourth time the Imagine Cup was held at Bangladesh. The finals kicked off with the nine teams being escorted to two different lecture halls of IUB. The Lecture halls were packed with students from the participating universities, volunteers, teachers, judges and supporters.
When all of them settled down, the teams began demonstrating their project with both slide presentation and live demonstration and usage of their projects.
The teams from IUB, IUT, BRACU, AUST, BUET, and AIUB came up with interesting names for their respective groups.
The name of the nine teams are: Kobutors, IUT Integrity, Outliers, Back Benchers (Group A); the other five are: Ekattur, Imaginarium, AUST Geeks, Karigor, Muses Studios (Group B).
Each team was allocated a time of 20 minutes for their presentation and later, 10 minutes for a Q & A session. The judges marked their projects based on their presentation style, acuteness, usage and real-life compatibility of their projects.
When all the teams had finished demonstrating their projects, they were asked to join a cultural program along with a prize giving ceremony.
Team Imaginarium (BUET), Team Karigor (AUST) and Team Ekattur (AIUB) triumphed as the Champions in the World Citizenship, Games and Innovation categories respectively.
Microsoft along with Grameenphone arranged the daylong event while Independent University Bangladesh was the host.