To raise awareness for Microsoft's Live@edu
, Microsoft is holding a contest among student software developers to see who can design the best application for Windows Live. You can check out some sample apps on the dev.live.com/mashups
pages, which include some already created mashups like 3D Geology Maps, a meta search engine, a crisis "hotspot" map, and so much more. To get involved, go to http://www.campusmashups.com
. The judging will be 25% public opinion (so get your friends to vote!), 25% usage of Windows Live Tools, and 50% creativity and utility of the application. One grand prize winner will receive $10,000.00 in cash! Two runners up receive $2500/each and two third place winners receive an Xbox 360 Halo 3 prize pack ($500 value). This makes me wish I was a student...and a developer!