Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup event is coming soon, letting students all around the world get a chance to grab hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money, and some time with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Imagine Cup this year will be similar to the event’s past few iterations, bringing on a new panel of judges to offer their insight on the work of Imagine Cup participants.
— Microsoft Imagine (@MSFTImagine) June 14, 2017
The blog post that came up to announce the details about the event primarily revolved around the judges that will be coming to the event to represent their fields and help direct people on the path to excellence. Here’s the cast of people coming to the Imagine Cup this year.
Founder of Black Girls Code, a national nonprofit that supports black girls in technology. Kimberly has also enjoyed a successful 25-year engineering career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, holding a series of technical leadership roles at several Fortune 100 companies, including Genentech, Merck and Pfizer.
Harvard University computer science professor David Malan, a senior member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and instructor for Computer Science 50 (CS50), the largest CS course at both Harvard and Yale University, and the largest online course at edX with lectures being viewed by more than a million people.
Microsoft’s own Mark Russinovich, a Microsoft technical fellow and the chief technology officer for Azure. Mark is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, one of the most notable computer science universities in the world.
The blog post reminds you to tune into the Imagine Cup Championship through the live stream at 9 a.m. PDT on July 27. You’ll be able to find the livestream right over here, in the Microsoft Imagine website. There, you’ll also be able to learn more about previous winners, the academic institutions involved, and more.