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Windsor goes to Washington (and gets to see James Cameron!)

Full disclosure: Microsoft flew me from Boston to Washington, D.C. today and put me up in a hotel so that I could cover this event.

Right now I’m in our Nation’s capital to report on the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2010. The Imagine Cup encourages young people to apply their imagination, passion and creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world. The eighth annual U.S. Imagine Cup Finals are taking place in Washington, D.C. tomorrow!  Teams from across the country will compete for $36,000 in prize money and the chance to represent the U.S. in the worldwide finals this July in Warsaw, Poland. Over 14,000 students from across the United States registered for the competition this year. Those 14,000 were cut down to 80 students who flew into D.C. this weekend for the final competition. The final 8 teams (4 in the software design category and 4 in the game-design category) are presenting tomorrow. 2 of the final 8 teams are all-girls teams! I can’t wait to go see the presentations!

I just found out that James Cameron is the surprise keynote speaker at tomorrow’s event! I’m going to try to finagle an interview if I can! Wish me luck!

Some pictures from today:
I flew into the Ronald Reagan National Airport today. I’d never seen that airport before. Isn’t it sick?

I grabbed a quick dinner at California Tortilla. The spinach in my spinach quesadilla wasn’t cooked and the cheese was a bit gloopy. The tortilla also tasted about a week old. I’m not a fan.

Anyways, I’m here! I’m staying at the Embassy Suites in Chevy Chase with all of the contestants. More updates to come tomorrow! Goodnight!

HC Love,

Windsor

See Also:
Why More Women Should Work in Technology
Saving the World One App at a Time
 

As President and Co-Founder of Her Campus Media, Windsor is in charge of all revenue and monetization strategies. Under her watch, Her Campus has done state of the art college marketing programs for clients including Under Armour, Aussie Haircare, Neutrogena, Coke with Coffee, Bed Bath & Beyond, Hallmark, VS Pink, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, H&R Block, The Home Depot, WeWork, Grubhub and more.  Windsor is a 2010 honors graduate of Harvard College. She has also been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, BusinessWeek's 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine's 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine's 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe's 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters. Follow Windsor on Instagram: @windsorwestern  
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