@itsligo winners of the @imaginecup arrive home @DublinAirport

GLOBAL WINNERS OF THE MICROSOFT IMAGINE CUP BEGIN HOME COMING CELEBRATIONS:Team Hermes from IT Sligo was warmly welcomed by family and friends in Dublin airport yesterday morning.  Students and supporters began celebrating their global victory in the Software Design competition having competed against over 350,000 global registrants and more than 400 students from all over the world in New York last week. The team designed a device that plugs into a car and monitors dangerous driving behavior and road conditions, providing instant feedback to both the driver and the car owner. The team‚Äôs solution uses embedded technology, Windows Phone 7, Bing Maps and the Windows Azure cloud computing platform to change driving habits and reduce road deaths, which impact a significant number of young lives each year. With its victory, the team won $25,000 (U.S.).

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