Uganda’s Makerere Students to represent East Africa in the Imagine Cup contest

Computing

Makerere University students will in July represent the East African region at a global technology competition imagine cup that seeks to address some of the region's toughest challenges.

Joseph Lutalo and Joshua Kaizzi's QuestO team beat 11 others from Ugandan and Kenyan Universities when it showcased desktop, mobile and web-based system software dubbed CRIMEX that focuses on crime pattern analysis in developing countries in Nairobi on Monday.

Lutalo is a third year student at the College of Science while Kaizzi is a first year student of 3D animations at the college of Computing and Information science.

Imagine Cup, an annual Microsoft sponsored student competition, seeks to encourage youths around the world to apply their imagination, passion and creativity using technology to make a difference in the world.

The two-man team will participate in global competition due to take place in New York in July. "This is an incredible opportunity to represent Uganda. We will compete with students from around the world who like us, are passionate about making a difference in the world," Lutalo noted moments after his team was declared winner.