#ImagineCup IT Challenge Short Statistics – Quiz4 Updated

 

This article represents a personal analysis based on public information from the LeaderBoard. These interpretations have a personal and do not represent the official position of ImagineCup.

Referral: Quiz 1 to 3 statistics

Total unique competitors: 2294

Unique qualifiers: 738

Total participating countries: 66

 

Top 15Country (by number of competitors)

Country CQ4 AvgQ4 ∑ comp Avg Qualified
India 264 9,22 967 10,62 150
China 628 11,92 677 11,92 198
Poland 80 13,36 325 12,78 107
Romania 112 15,46 267 14,36 89
Ukraine 39 13,38 149 13,20 58
France 10 17,50 45 16,67 21
United States 11 11,00 44 12,82 18
Turkey 8 10,13 35 10,23 6
Estonia 1 11,00 29 11,17 2
Russia 22 10,91 29 11,10 7
Indonesia 8 11,13 29 12,41 8
Singapore 5 12,80 22 14,09 8
Netherlands 21 9,29 21 9,29 1
Germany 8 9,63 20 10,50 8
Czech Republic 4 16,00 17 15,18 8

 

  • CQ4 – Competitors per quiz
  • AvgQ4 – Average scores per quiz
  • ∑ comp – Total competitors in Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4
  • Avg – Total average

Biggest surprise for Quiz 4 was the number of competitors from China and Netherlands. There is great revenue for Chinese students, a country with big tradition in IT challenge, and numerous positions on Final Podium.

 

Quiz-by-Quiz statistics

Row Labels Count of Quiz
Q1 610
Q2 553
Q3 408
Q4 1280
Grand Total 2851

 

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Top 16Competitors (by sum of score)

Competitor No of Quizzes Sum of Score Avg of Score Max of Score Country
ESI60596 4 93 23,25 25 France
eljiudia 4 88 22,00 26 Romania
ionut.sinescu 4 79 19,75 21 Romania
picku 4 76 19,00 21 Poland
wasea 4 73 18,25 21 Romania
baywet 4 70 17,50 22 France
alinmichaels 4 66 16,50 18 Romania
ganesh narayan 4 65 16,25 18 India
newsony 3 61 20,33 22 Romania
sperling 4 58 14,50 17 Poland
UmangGupta 4 57 14,25 17 India
EKAH 3 57 19,00 19 Nigeria
Madalina90 4 56 14,00 21 Romania
bedy 4 56 14,00 15 Poland
parag2101 4 54 13,50 18 India
eros1990 4 54 13,50 21 Romania

 

Competitors top is somehow identically with precedent one.

Q. Why is based on the sum of the top scores?

A. Because it is a criterion measure of competitiveness. The more you are involved in competition and better prepared you can get a bigger score and a better position in the rankings.

 

What’s next?

Australia 2012! But we first must finish First Round and after that Second round.

Quiz 5 9 January 2012!!! http://www.imaginecup.com/Competition/mycompetitionportal.aspx?competitionId=65

 
Resources:

Recommended article: ImagineCup IT Challenge History and tradition

 

Good luck!

#ImagineCup IT Challenge History and tradition

This article represents a collection of interviews and a couple of personal interpretations related to the history of the IT Challenge.

Technology is everywhere. The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 IT Challenge is geared to connect with students around the world who have the brainpower, interest, and technical knowledge to design, run, and support enterprise infrastructures while managing diverse customer needs and scenarios. The IT Challenge puts the world’s brightest IT minds to the test!

In the IT Challenge, students are tasked to develop, deploy, and maintain IT systems that are efficient, functional, robust, and secure. Each competitor needs to demonstrate proficiency in the science of networks, databases, and servers, as well as an intimate understanding of how it must all fit together, both on-premise and in the cloud. Sign up and get started today!

 

Short History of IT Challenge

(Name of all finalists are into a random order)

2005, Yokohama, Japan

 

1. Stefan Plizga (France) 2. Emanuel Pentescu (Romania) 3. Andreas Tomek (Austria)
Christian Meyer (Germany) Hernan Lionel Cianfagna (Italy)

Valy Greavu (Romania)

 

Stefan Plizga is the first time winner of the IT Challenge. Also, he is the one who gave birth to the most representative gesture of the IT Challenge competition, in which you work alone all the time. When he had the opportunity to say a few words, as the winner, he called all the finalists on stage.

Later this gesture was repeated by all the winners of the IT Challenge. The gesture is transmitted from generation to generation. The significance of this gesture is: A winner can’t be a real winner without competition as his value!

 

2006, New Delhi, India

1. Andreas Tomek (Austria) 2. Valy Greavu (Romania) 3. Daniel Boteanu (France)
Florin Duca (France) Gabriel Cristescu (Romania)

Hernan Lionel Cianfagna (Italy)

Details about 2006 Final Round on Rand Morimoto Blog: http://randsnet.blogspot.com/2009/06/imagine-cup-2006-india-blog.html

 

2007, Seoul, South Korea

1. Zhifeng Chen (China) 2. Romain Larmet (France) 3. Ilie Cosmin Viorel (Romania)
Andrei Alexandroni (Romania) Jean-Benoit Paux (France) Paul Wojcicki Jarocki (Poland)

Details about 2007 Final Round on Rand’s Morimoto Blog: http://randsnet.blogspot.com/2009/06/imagine-cup-2007-seoul-korea-blog.html

 

2008, Paris, France

1. Jean-Benoit Paux (France) 2. Ilie Cosmin Viorel (Romania) 3. Yan Liu (China)
Andrei Alexandroni (Romania) Jiahui Wang (China)  

 

In 2008 Thiago (aka Meme)was the was the youngest competitor in the history of IT Challenge. We liked very much like a television in Brazil did a very nice documentary about him.

Details about 2008 Final Round on Rand Morimoto Blog: http://randsnet.blogspot.com/2009/06/imagine-cup-2008-paris-blog.html

 

2009, Cairo, Egypt

1. Ilie Cosmin Viorel (Romania) 2. Wu Chang (China) 3. Miklos Cari Sivila (Bolivia)
Abdul Rauf Butt (UK) Mike Burr (USA) Mohamed Karim ES SKALLI (Morocco)
Roland Sárközi (Hungary) Sébastien CUBITO (France) Sherif Talaat (Egypt)
Thiago Cabral Valverde (Brazil)    

 

The Anniversary Edition (5 years) of the IT Challenge was in the same time, the Edition with the largest number of participants in the Final Round.

In this edition appeared the first major changes in the competition: only one participant in each country in the final round; 10 finalists instead of 6.

At the same time it should be noted that in this final gathered the most active supporters of the competition: Sherif, Meme (Thiago), Roland and Cosmin, each of them with many posts on Imagine Cup Forum, nice interviews and promoting articles.

Details about 2009 Final Round on Rand Morimoto Blog:  http://randsnet.blogspot.com/2009/06/imagine-cup-cairo-2009-blog.html

 

2010, Warsaw, Poland

1. WeiQiu Wen (China) 2. Miklos Cari Sivila (Bolivia) 3. Hu Zhengbin (Singapore)
Bastien Sivera (France) Dominik Trojnar (Poland) Sherif Talaat (Egypt)

 

The 2010 Edition brings a new change in competition format. Due to budgetary limitations Microsoft with Head of Judges, Rand Morimoto, decided that the 2010 Final to be organized online.

We live in a world of the Internet and we have sufficiently mature tools for communication and remote working to enable such manifestations. We think that was a success and only for the fact that section went further.

Details about 2010 Online Final Round on Rand Morimoto Blog:

http://randsnet.blogspot.com/2010/07/imagine-cup-warsaw-2010-blog.html

 

2011, New York, USA

1. Jean-Sebastien Duchene (France) 2. Blazej Matuszyk (Poland) 3. Yunheng Mong (Singapore)
Alexander Wachtel (Germany) Ionut Sinescu (Romania) Tian Xuewen (China)

 

Back on-site, IT Challenge 2011 was really intense because there were first changes in Final Round requirements, including Azure configuration and Office 365 integration. Yon from Singapore was youngest competitor and first who fell asleep for 30 minutes in Final Round. But he manage to do all the best in last 4-5 hours of the competition and his results were really impresive. Quality of competition and competitors is becoming greater and greater year by year and Judge Role is very important and responsible in assuring a correct top of competitors. Thank’s to Rand and Chris who manage year by year all these great world wide competition.

At the Award ceremony, due to the limited time allocated to IT Challenge, Jean was unable to submit your message or to the world and at the same time there has been allowed to respect unwritten tradition of IT Challenge to call on stage all the contestants from Final Round.

Jean’s message is very impressive and deserve 2-3 minutes for reading.

Details about 2011 Final Round on Rand Morimoto Blog: http://randsnet.blogspot.com/2011/07/imagine-cup-new-york-2011-blog.html

 

What’s next?

Australia 2012! But we first must finish First Round and after that Second round.

Quiz 4 – 14 December 2011!!! http://www.imaginecup.com/Competition/mycompetitionportal.aspx?competitionId=65

 

Resources:

Good luck!

#ImagineCup IT Challenge Short Statistics

 

This article represents a personal analysis based on public information from the LeaderBoard. These interpretations have a personal and does not represent the official position of ImagineCup.

 

Total unique competitors: 1255
Total participating countries: 55

Top 13Country (by number of competitors)

Country CQ1 AvgQ1 CQ2 AvgQ2 CQ3 AvgQ3 ∑ comp Avg Qualified
India 428 11,23 192 11,24 83 10,52 703 11,15 131
Poland 77 13,39 139 11,93 29 13,59 245 12,58 78
Romania 22 13,36 53 12,51 80 14,34 155 13,57 59
Ukraine 15 15,73 34 14,71 61 11,62 110 13,14 41
China 4 12,00 28 12,00 17 11,71 49 11,90 13
France 11 18,27 10 15,60 14 15,57 35 16,43 16
United States 4 15,00 15 13,67 14 12,71 33 13,42 16
Estonia 0 0,00 0 0,00 28 11,18 28 11,18 2
Turkey 1 2,00 14 11,07 12 10,00 27 10,26 5
Indonesia 3 13,33 12 13,17 6 12,17 21 12,90 6
Singapore 1 16,00 6 14,17 10 14,50 17 14,47 7
Czech Republic 3 14,33 4 18,00 6 13,17 13 14,92 7
Germany 3 13,33 1 18,00 8 9,38 12 11,08 5
  • CQ1, CQ2, CQ3 – Competitors per quiz
  • AvgQ1, AvgQ2, AvgQ3 – Average scores per quiz
  • ∑ comp – Total competitors in Q1, Q2, Q3
  • Avg – Total average

In this top are missing this year, countries with tradition in IT Challenge such as Brazil and Egypt. We hope in a spectacular comeback for the last test. New countries in the Top are Ukraine, Estonia and Turkey. A big welcome and congratulations for organizers and ADE.

Quiz-by-Quiz statistics

Quiz Competitors
Q1 610
Q2 553
Q3 408
Grand Total 1571

 

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The decrease in the number of participants is firstly due to shrinkage of the number of participants from India, from 428 in Quiz 1 down to 192 in Quiz 2 and then down to 83 in Quiz 3.

The great number of participants, from India, in the Quiz 1 reflected the process of selection for the MSP. This technique can be used in the processes of selection of the MSP and in other countries because IT Challenge covers a wide range of technical products from Microsoft: the servers, clients area and area of cloud-computing.

 

Top 14Competitors (by sum of score)

Competitor No of Quizzes Sum of Score Avg of Score Max of Score Country
ESI60596 3 71 23,67 25 France
eljiudia 3 67 22,33 26 Romania
ionut.sinescu 3 58 19,33 20 Romania
picku 3 56 18,67 21 Poland
wasea 3 52 17,33 21 Romania
criminal 3 50 16,67 19 Lithuania
alinmichaels 3 49 16,33 18 Romania
ganesh narayan 3 48 16,00 18 India
baywet 3 48 16,00 17 France
Akhilgarg 3 47 15,67 18 India
kburzminski 2 46 23,00 24 Poland
Kavan 3 45 15,00 19 Poland
Joyal Benni 3 44 14,67 15 India
Yunheng 2 43 21,50 24 Singapore

 

Q. Why is based on the sum of the top scores?

A. Because it is a criterion measure of competitiveness. The more you are involved in competition and better prepared you can get a bigger score and a better position in the rankings.

eljiudia (Romania) has obtained the highest score of the current edition, but ESI60596 (France) has the best average of scores. Last year the highest score was 28. We expect to see an improvement of the results in the following quizzes.

 

Why to participate in IT Challenge?

  • because it is a global competition
  • because you can prove you’re one of the best in the world
  • because you can do for free an evaluation of level of your knowledge
  • because you can do the first step to learn more
  • for first contact with the technologies for which you have to prepare for MCITP certifications
  • for your personal portfolio
  • because you can be hired at the world-renowned firms
  • because you can earn 8000, 4000 or 3000 dollars and a visit a week in Australia
  • to demonstrate that the University and your country are the most present in IT world

For more details about how to participate in IT Challenge please visit our official web page. Also we are appreciate your "Like" on our Facebook page. Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Already more than 300,000 students from more than 142 countries have competed. Join Today!!

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