For Imagine Cup finalists, Code is the common language

The 2014 Imagine Cup comes to Seattle this week and that means 34 teams will be competing in the World Citizenship, Games and Innovation categories.

The finalists may come from around the world, but they speak a common language: code. And they’re using code to do some phenomenal things.

“With coding we can change our lives. We can change the world by using our keyboard to import,” says Ge Zhuochen, whose team created PersePhone, a peer-to-peer emergency communications platform hosted on Microsoft Azure. “It is amazing. It is the most universal language. Not just like writing a book, but doing active things that can change the world.”

Discover why code is the universal language of the future, and dive into the interactive map to meet the Imagine Cup finalists.

Aimee Riordan
Microsoft News Center Staff