Challenge 1 of the Cell/B.E. Challenge was a tremendous success! The numbers have been tallied and we gave away a total of 1126 t-shirts in record time.
Now that the first phase of the contest is complete, the focus turns to Challenge 2. Challenge 2 officially ends on July 5, 2007 and we encourage you to touch base with your students and continue to promote this phase of the challenge. Although students do not have to "pre-register" to participate in the contest, we encourage the students to submit their code ahead of time to avoid any last minute issues.
Your continued support will ensure a larger student response and inspire these students show off their intellect and gain worldwide visibility. In addition to the prizes we are awarding the Challenge 2 participants, IBM will award a plaque to the studentâ€™s university, recognizing their continued efforts to promote innovation.