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So I am back in Victoria now and will be heading to Seattle tomorrow morning to start work again.  It is nice to be back but I could have definately stayed longer in Brazil.  The Imagine Cup was a great event.  The following is my top ten reasons why someone should try to make it to the worldwide finals next year:

10. A free trip to Japan would rock

9. The event is very well organized and every detail was taken care of for you.  Well, almost every detail - but that is what feedback forms are for :)

8. You meet a ton of people from all over the world with common interests

7. Great parties

6. Sight seeing rocks: we went on a safari, saw the falls in foz de igacu, went to a bird park, resort hotels (simply amazing hotels), got to attend PDC/tech ed, sight seeing in sau paulo and more

5. The food is really good and free: Brazilian BBQs are the best and I'm sure Janpense food would be equally interesting

4. You get a chance to learn from very talented students from around the world 

3. You get to meet and network with many bright minds from industry and academia

2. Have I meantioned the trip is free :)

1. It inspires you to get your ass in gear and make cool software, business plans (next year), etc.

In addition to the imagine cup and all the cool stuff we got to do (resort hotels, safari, city tours, parties, etc) with them, my team stayed an extra few days and went to Rio.  Rio has some of the best beaches and scenary I have ever seen.  The national park, copacabana beach, outdoor markets and hang gliding has amazing.  Yes, thats right, we went hang gliding in Rio.  We jumped from about 650ft and soared over the downtown and landed on the beach below:).  I hope to post pictures for the entire trip to brazil on my photo gallery very soon.  Some need to be developed and scanned so that may take some time. 

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 2:12 PM Imagine Cup | Back to top

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