Damo in NYC – Part 2

I’m here! Currently sat in the Internet Café in the Marriott on the 5th floor typing a blog post after a long day touring the massive city that is NYC. But before I start on the wonderful sights and sounds of the city, there’s some competition news to share…

Team photo

Sadly we didn’t make it through the first round of the finals; but our presentation was absolutely top notch with no serious cock-ups yet the competition was just as strong. During the showcase yesterday we saw some incredible projects on display, and everyone there deserves a massive pat on the back for the truly incredible work they’ve done. It’s not all downhill though, we’ve got the rest of the week in this incredible city ahead of us, the weather is perfect, the people are great and we’ve still got our main man Kevin Pfister representing the UK in the field of Embedded Development! His awesome project has got him in to the final round of the Imagine Cup World Finals - an absolutely incredible achievement.

Hotel room photo

This afternoon Microsoft reserved Ellis Island (yes, the entire island) for a private BBQ, we also got the opportunity to see Liberty Island and the statue of liberty which was an absolutely incredible experience; before seeing the NYC skyline as the day drew to a close. Perfection.

More posts soon.


I'm a 30 year old Computer Science graduate working in software & electronics development. I like electronics, programming, a variety of weird music and I sort of have a thing for motorbikes too.

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