The Imagine Cup is a time for young student developers from all over the world to come to Seattle and share their visions for transforming the world through technology. Set to start on July 26th and run until July 29th, 35 teams are soon ready to battle it out to become the next Imagine Cup Champion. Ahead of the event, Microsoft has announced the Judges for the competition.
The two special judges for Imagine Cup will be lead actor John Boyega from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Dr. Jennifer Tang, who was part of 2014''s championship winning Imagine Cup Team Eyenaemia. In a statement seen in the MSDN blog, John Boyega said,
“As an actor, I work with special effects all the time. And the only thing more amazing than Hollywood movie magic is the passion and creativity of the students at the Imagine Cup.”
Dr. Jennifer Tang, meanwhile, is currently a medical doctor at a tertiary trauma center in Melbourne, Australia. Jennifer was also recently named one of Forbes Magazine’s Asia 30 under 30 for 2016. So, if you're interested in learning more about these two judges, and more about the 35 teams who have developed inventive and ambitious projects, you can check out this official Microsoft webpage.