The 16th annual Microsoft Imagine Cup is set to end today, and you won’t watch to miss the action. You can tune in live on this website starting at 9 AM PT today (July 25) to see the best student developers bring their solutions to the panelist of judges.
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There are a total of 49 teams which are taking part in the finals this year, and they all are going for a chance at $700,000 in prizes, cash, travel, and Azure credits. Students also have the chance to win a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and there are three special $15,000 prizes for ideas in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Mixed Reality.
Judging the contestants this year will be Peggy Johnson, Anil Dash, and Erica Brescia. Peggy Johnson is best known as the EVP of business development at Microsoft, Anil Dash as the CEO of FrogCreek Software, and Erica Brescia as the Co-founder of Bitnami. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is also expected to attend today’s finals, as well as a special celebrity guest, Olympic Gold Medal winning snowboarder Chloe Kim. Do you plan on watching the finals? Let us know in the comments below.Further reading: Imagine Cup, Microsoft