Many of the students competing in next week’s Imagine Cup World Finals in Warsaw, Poland, are bringing projects already being used in the real world. “When a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti on Jan 12, rescue teams around world started to mobilize. One group preparing to head to devastated country was Hand for Help, a humanitarian organization based in Czech Republic. Hear from students, mentors, educators and Microsoft executives about how teams competing in Imagine Cup are using technology to help solve some of world’s toughest problems.”
Before leaving for Haiti, Hand for Help received a call from three students at nearby Brno University of Technology. The students proposed that group use a new mapping software program they had built to compete in upcoming Imagine Cup competition.