GUtech wins Microsoft Cup

GUtech’s Beta Team win Microsoft’s Regional Imagine Cup Competition

In a contest that saw 17 teams comprising 47 students from the Middle East and Africa, GUtech’s Beta Team came victorious, winning Microsoft’s Regional Imagine Cup Competition, held in Beirut recently.

The ‘Beta Team’ won the first prize in the Oman competition to qualify for the regional and will now be in the global final competition to be held in Seattle, USA in July, where more than 50 teams from around the world will participate.

Speaking about the project, Alya Al Shanfari from the Beta Team who participated along with the team members Hana Rasheed and Sultan Mohsin Mohammed Al Subhi, said, “Our project ‘Bee’ is an app that is connected with Beacons technology for retail shops. It aims to provide customers with a unique, smart shopping experience while improving the understanding and the context of the world around the app users.”

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