26 Nov 2006

Cool. Last Friday I had to go to Brussels to the buildings of the Ministery of Education to defend the project I’ve developed for i-merge while I was doing my internship there. Apparently people liked it very much. Of the 10.000 graduates, a thousand final projects got sent in. Of those 1000, mine ended up with the last 36. So these 36 people had to come and explain their project to a jury that was constructed out of prominent people of all the participating schools and the sponsoring companies.

Well apparently the jury was quite satisfied, seeing I got 170 or something points and became the first of all entries. So together with ten others, I received the Bachelor Award of excellence for 2006 (the sectors were varying from architecture to marketing) and got a certificate that stated I won plus a small amount of cash. Yeey.

I never really thought I’d make it this far, but apparently I did. Thank you, everyone who helped me and encouraged me. Thank you a lot. This is just great. I’ll try to make some time and translate everything I wrote in English and have the project available if possible. For now I’m just really happy.

See all the winners here.


Posted by Miel Van Opstal in Uncategorized


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  1. mf

    November 27, 2006 at 8:52 am

    Congrats Miel!

    I just read at i-merge about the “smartass of the week”-hat that you have to carry for the rest of the week. Have fun! ;-)

  2. Coolz0r

    November 27, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    :) Thanks Marco. Really appreciate you drop by every now and then.

  3. Erno Hannink

    November 27, 2006 at 10:23 pm

    Gefeliciteerd Miel,

    Goed gedaan!.

  4. Lars Koudal

    November 28, 2006 at 12:06 pm

    Congratulations! That is very nicely done, coming first out of 10.000! (well, 1000, but anyway!) Well done indeed!

  5. Coolz0r

    November 28, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks everyone ! i’ll get back to posting regular as soon as I get things done for work. :)

  6. Daan Buckinx

    November 29, 2006 at 1:08 am

    Congratulations indeed! And keep up the award winning work! :)

  7. El Jimi

    December 4, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    congrats Emilio!!! wtg!!!

  8. wasco

    December 5, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    congrats man, good job.
    I went to the same school as you a couple of years ago :)