UMKC Computer Science student receives Microsoft Golden Ticket

Just as Charlie won a golden ticket to the chocolate factory, junior Riddhiman Das secured a golden ticket – a two-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Microsoft world headquarters in Redmond, Wash. Das is a Computer Science student in the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Computing and Engineering.

 On April 15, 50 computer science students will experience the products, people and culture of Microsoft.  Each year, Microsoft Golden Tickets are awarded to the best 50 computer science majors to have applied.

Following are a few highlights of the Microsoft Golden Ticket program:

  • Receiving access to Microsoft engineers, visionaries, grassroots innovators, unreleased technology and networking opportunities
  • Learning where new ideas come from, studying the breadth and depth of social challenges and gaining perspective of software’s role in solving today’s and tomorrow’s issues
  • Meeting with Bill Gates and other world leaders 


Click here for the full UMKC Press Release.  

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