MS Imagine Cup and Robo World Cup Hackathon!

posted by: Mr. Bergquist 1 July 2016 No Comment

Imagine Cup

An Amazing opportunity for our Seattle Students* this summer!

Robo Cup Robot!

Microsoft is hosting the International Imagine Cup Finals and a Robo World Cup Hackathon this summer, Friday, July 29th in our Quincy Jones Auditorium & Gym, 9am – 2pm.  It is a great opportunity to see top teams present their Games and Apps in the finals, and then students will participate in the Robo World Cup Hackathon where they will build and program a robot to compete in a Soccer-like game to win prizes (an X-Box One or HP Laptop) and glory.  There will be a tasty lunch and donuts in the morning.

Here are links to the Permission form and Flyer.  Printed copies are available in the Garfield front office (open 8am – 1:30pm daily) too.

Performance by American Idol's Blake Lewis!

Permission Form (PDF)
MS Imagine Cup Flyer (PDF)

Celebrity Judge, John Boyega!

John Boyega, who plays Finn in the latest Star Wars movies (E7 & 8 ) will be a celebrity Judge for the Imagine Cup, watch his video here! And one lucky Garfield Student will get to meet him backstage and take photos! Pretty Amazing!  And an R2 unit will stop by the Robo Hackathon for photos and to say Bleep-boop-whirl!

*Check your calendar, get your folks’ permission and then drop off your completed permission slip to your program or the Garfield HS front office (open 8am – 1pm daily) as soon as possible (space is limited) to be on the guest list!  Spread the word; the event is open to any Garfield & selected summer program students, including graduating 2016 seniors and incoming 9th graders.  And Bulldogs, wear your finest Garfield Purple to show your school pride!

Update! We’re excited to announce that the Imagine Cup will kick off with a performance by Seattle native Blake Lewis!  Blake is a singer, songwriter and beatboxer who was the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol.

 

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