The World Festival, or we can say that the announcement party was held on July 8 2010. It was held at the Opera House, claimed as the biggest opera place in Eastern Europe. All the finalist have tried their best. And, Indonesia still had representatives, Chandradimuka Team from IT Telkom in Interop Award and SiMantri from UI in Envisioning Award. I learned a lot from all the finalist, their ideas, the solutions, the future plan of the business opportunity of the software. It was great. Inspiring. Sometimes, shocking!!!!
In the end, we could still be proud, because Merah Putih were on the stage. Chandradimuka got 3rd winner of the award, behind Brazil and Jamaica. And they announced that the next year worldwide final will be held in New York, USA.
Here is the complete list of the star of Imagine Cup 2009 (source : www.imaginecup.com :
Envisioning 2020 Award
Next Generation Web Award
1st Place: Wanna Be Alice, Korea
2nd Place: Rhea, Poland
3rd Place: Samba Samba, Brazil
Touch & Tablet Accessibility Award
Windows Phone 7 Rockstar Award
1st Place: Beastware, United States
2nd Place: Tselina, Indonesia
3rd Place: Hypo Team, Malaysia
Internet Explorer 8 Award
Accelerator: Samba Samba, Brazil
Visual Search: BigTurtle, Russia
Web Slice: Invention Task Force, Poland
Actually, Indonesia still had an achievement, being the 2nd place of Windows Phone 7 Rockstar Award but unfortunately they didn’t mention it at all. Tselina from ITB, brought manga reader software with great UX experience and won the prize. After the World festival, Microsoft has booked one of biggest club in Warsaw for 400 participant Imagine Cup. We had a great night, hanging around, had nice talk before tomorrow farewell. But of course, I didn’t drinking neither eating the pork :p.