As usual these days, there were all sorts of cameras present at yesterday’s activity. This is great because I of course couldn’t take my own pictures. Here’s a selection of pictures that I have received:
Yep, that’s me, to his left first and then to his right.
And here are links I’ve received/found with pictures of the event. I’ll be editing these as I find/get new ones:
There was one thing I loved about Seoul and it’s that, wherever you were, if there was a little green near you, there was music to be heard. Gyongbokgung was not an exception. Indeed, I actually got to see the artists behind the music and one of them was glad to perform before the camera:
This post is long due, but I guess since it doesn’t concern me I wasn’t in a hurry.
No, I’m just kidding. Of course, the most exciting moment of every competition is the announcement of the winners, so here they are, in case you are not interested in the official press release:
- First place: Thailand — Team 3KC Returns/Project LiveBook!
- Prachaya Phaisanwiphatpong, Vasan Chienmaneetaweesin, Jatupon Sukkasem, Pathompol Saeng-Uraiporn
- Second place: Korea — Team En#605/Project Finger Code
- Lim Chan-kyu, Min Kyoung-hoon, Lim Byoung-su, Jeong Ji-hyeon
- Third place: Jamaica — Team ICAD/Project CADI
- Imran Allie, Conroy Smith, Ayson Baxter, Damion Mitchell
- First place: Brazil — Team TriventDreams ED
- Carlos Eduardo Rodriques, Andrew Wilson Furtado, Ivan Cordeiro Cardim
- Second place: Romania — Team Aether
- Alexandru Vranescu, Bogdan Tanasa, Ionel Vuza, Bogdan Holmanu
- Third place: China — Team SEED
- Huning Dai, Zhou Xue, Ziqing Ye, Dai Tang
- First place: France — Team APB
- Benjamin Talmard, Thomas Albisser, Pierrick Blons, Sebastien Lam
- Second place: Ireland — Team Red Dawn
- Mohammed Al-Tahs, Marouf Azad
- Third place: China — Team Frontfree Studio-Web
- Jiasheng Guo, Weining Sha, Xia Xiao, Zhenda Zhao
Project Hoshimi (Programming Battle)
- First place: Argentina — Team OIA
- Pablo Gauna, Nicolás Rodríguez Vilela
- Second place: France — Team Arenium
- Laure Portet, Régis Hanol
- Third place: Serbia — Team vladan.simov
- First place: China — Zhifeng Chen
- Second place: France — Romain Larmet
- Third place: Romania — Ilie Cosmin Viorel
- First place: Poland — Przemyslaw Debiak
- Second place: Ukraine — Roman Koshlyak
- Third place: Hungary — Szilveszter Szebeni
- First place: Poland — Team Maraqja
- Iwona Bielecka, Malgorzata Lopaciuk
- Second place: Croatia — Team Black and White
- Aleksandar Kordic, Igor Matoša
- Third place: Canada — Team Awesome
- Patrick Struys, Ryan Marr
- First place: Poland — Team Skylined
- Julia Górniewicz, Jacek Barcikowski
- Second place: Taiwan — Team Circle
- Chang Hao-Jan, Chang Shu-Wei, Tseng Yen-Chi, Lin Di-Er
- Third place: Brazil — Team Papa Paçoca
- Alexandre Nacari, Arthur de Pádua, Felipe Pellisser, Wendel Yokoyama
- First place: Austria — Team OOT Graphics
- Verena Lugmayr, Claudia Oster
- Second place: China — Team Frontfree Studio UI
- Third place: France — Team Atomnium
- Manon Gaucher, Flavien Charlon
So, as you may have noticed, although the French team didn’t qualify for the Software Design category, it still went home victorious with 4 other trophies!
I’m also very happy for the Jamaicans who won 3rd place in Software Design since they were representing Central America and the Caribbean, so in a certain sense, they were my team 🙂
Something else you may have noticed is that my name is not on the list. This was kind of expected since I never really finished the application I submitted for Round 2 of the competition, but it’s still a bummer. On the bright side, I get to participate next year on whatever category I want.
And where will we compete next year?
In case the Eiffel Tower and the Arc du Triomphe were not enough clues, the location is France. The finals of Imagine Cup 2008 will be in Paris, France, in July 2008. I’ll definitively be there. Hopefully as a finalist.
So there you go. I still have a couple of posts about Imagine Cup and Seoul left to write, and then the blog will go back to normal.
When I announced my new blog last night, I forgot to mention something: I should have added the word « Beta » somewhere near the logo, because this site is far from being complete. And I’m not talking about content, because we all know that a blog is never complete when it comes to content (unless it’s closed), I’m talking about code! Lire la suite « My Blog – Beta! »
So, I don’t really know when this will be true because it will depend on the time the new IP address replicates through DNS, but still, I’m back online!
So, my previous host lost most of my data. I will slowly restore/rewrite as much as I can.
For now, enjoy the new look and new engine, of which I will probably be writing in the following weeks as I develop it further with my friend Patrice.
Since Patrice tagged me, I guess it’s my geek duty to share 5 things people don’t know about me with whatever stranger stumbles upon my blog (and the few regular readers.)
I’ll need a moment to think though, because if there are aspects of my life that are not public it’s probably because I like them that way.
There’s a trip to China coming up soon (Saturday), so I’ll have some time to think then.
In the good sense of course… Today was a great day! It was a day of discovery, of rediscovery, of new things in general.
So, what’s all the excitement about?, you might wonder. Well, let’s see, more or less in order: Lire la suite « Wow, what a day! »