Take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge!
Learn the Cloud, make your move, play to win!
How do you stack up against the coding competition? Play weekly and find out!
Did you play Rock, Paper, Scissors as a kid? Does it still determine who makes the afternoon coffee run? Then you already know how to play the game. Now's your chance to code your own player "bot" and test your skills online. Will your bot have what it takes to crush the competition?
Microsoft is hosting a series of weekly tournaments in Spring 2011 where you can battle it out with other developers to win weekly prizes (not to mention serious bragging rights).
This is the forth in a series of five webcasts explaining how you play the game.
Enter The Rock Paper Azure Challenge
By now, you've jumped through every hoop this challenge could throw at you. You created a Windows Azure account, coded your bot, tested it in the Bot Lab, and even deployed the Bot Lab to Windows Azure! Now it's time to see if your bot has what it takes to beat the competition!
In this screencast, Peter Laudati walks the user through entering the contest. First, you select a bot for entry in your Azure-hosted Bot Lab. Next, you register on the contest website. Finally, you upload your bot from your Azure-hosted Bot Lab to the contest site. The bot is run virtually immediately against all of the competing bots, giving you quick feedback as to how it fairs. You can even check the logs out to see if you can detect patterns in your competition.
Good luck, and happy coding!
-Brian, Jim, and Peter