TWO student teams from Africa emerged as winners in this year’s Microsoft Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional final. The teams from Tunisia and Kenya will go on to represent the region at the world championship in Seattle for a chance to win the grand prize of $100,000 cash, $50,000 Azure credits and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
With hundreds of entries received from the region, ten teams qualified to present at the EMEA regional finals. Four student teams coming from the Middle East and Africa region. Two teams from Kenya and a team from Tunisia and Pakistan. The ten finalists virtually presented their ideas after the in-person event was cancelled this year.
The Knights from Kenya and RedWalls from Tunisia took the winning spots. Each winning $8,000 cash, Azure credits and an all-expenses-paid trip to the World Championship in Seattle. Three runner-up teams conclude the winning teams. Wild Eye from Kenya, Allez from Ukraine and Vhysio from the United Kingdom, each runner-up team getting $2,500 cash and Azure credits.