An Infinite World of Opportunities

Today's youth are truly on the cusp of incredible career opporunties and ones that allow them to not only participate in a corporate environment but also one that lets them use technology to change the world for the better. A great example of thisis is the Microsoft U.S. Imagine Cup that Gen attended as press to capture the amazing solutions participants from all over the U.S. developed. Among these incredible talents were a few all girl teams! And they will tell you with as much enthusiasm as you can handle that they wouldn't do anything else and they can't wait to get out into the real world of work to show what they're made of.

The Imagine Cup : where girls are making their mark.

Solve the World's Toughest Problems

"I wish there had been an Imagine Cup when I was growing up. It gets people involved in seeing that software is changing the world."
- Bill Gates                        
Chairman, Microsoft Corp.

Everything that the world may become "someday" lies in the hands of young people today. As they look at the road ahead, their close relationship with technology enables them to dream in ways we never have before. Put the two together, and you have young minds holding the tools that can make their vision a reality.

This is the recipe that inspired Microsoft to create the Imagine Cup. What begins with a burst of inspiration and a lot of hard work can become a future software breakthrough, a future career, or a flourishing new industry. The Imagine Cup encourages young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Now in its eighth year, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real world issues. Take a minute to learn more about the Imagine Cup's 2010 Theme.

Open to students around the world, the Imagine Cup is a serious challenge that draws serious talent, and the competition is intense. The contest spans a year, beginning with local, regional and online contests whose winners go on to attend the Worldwide Finals held in a different location every year.  The intensity of the work brings students together, and motivates the competitors to give it their all. The bonds formed here often last well beyond the competition itself.

Below is Gen's chance interview with legendary filmmaker James Cameron. Listen to his very important statement about girls in technology.