Blog your way to the PDC

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Who says it doesn't pay to blog? :-> In the Blog your way to the PDC contest you could win tickets, accomodations and a $1000.00 (US) airfare voucher for PDC05.

Scoble talks more about the contest in this video. Check out our special PDC section.

But the big question is... Just who is this mystery person behind the camera?

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    Manip
    And in other related news forum posters have been screwed over again.
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    jeffsand
    Manip wrote:
    And in other related news forum posters have been screwed over again.


    For folks who do not have a blog, there are a few options.

    1. They can always enter the Shareware Coding Contest 

    2. Create a blog just for the contest using one of the many free services like MSN Spaces, Blogger.com or TypePad.

    3. Reply to Blog'n my way to PDC post with your essay.

    Sorry, we didn't mean to leave people out.
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    figuerres
    jeffsand wrote:
    Manip wrote: And in other related news forum posters have been screwed over again.


    For folks who do not have a blog, there are a few options.

    1. They can always enter the Shareware Coding Contest 

    2. Create a blog just for the contest using one of the many free services like MSN Spaces, Blogger.com or TypePad.

    3. Reply to Blog'n my way to PDC post with your essay.

    Sorry, we didn't mean to leave people out.


    what about this:

    look at the number of posts, find the top say 20?
    then in that see who adds the most to the community
    good advice, code, news, links that kind of stuff
    then ask the comunity in a poll:

    if you had to pick on of these 5 which would you send to PDC?
    (but don't vote for your self)

    then pick one and send him/her.

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    rhm
    Sounds like Amanda Congdon from Rocketboom.
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    Larry​Osterman
    I know who's behind the camera! Smiley

    But I won't tell.

    Edit: Charles tells me that I was wrong Sad 
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    Charles
    rhm wrote:
    Sounds like Amanda Congdon from Rocketboom.


    Nope. Guess again. Perhaps she will reveal herself in time...

    C
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    Cider
    Sounds like one of the original Moon Gals from JobBlogs, Zoe Goldring.

    But that's probably more wishful thinking than anything else...
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    jeffsand
    Cider wrote:
    Sounds like one of the original Moon Gals from JobBlogs, Zoe Goldring.

    But that's probably more wishful thinking than anything else...


    Guess again :->
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    Maurits
    I have two guesses:

    1. Famous blogger (Wonkette?)
    2. New Channel9 Team member
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    hardy
    Is the mystery person Erica Wiechers from the .NET Show by any chance?
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    Charles
    Maurits:

    1.False
    2.True

    hardy: Nope.

    C
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    Maurits
    Charles wrote:

    2.True


    Sweet... Anyone we know?
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    Charles
    Not sure, Maurits. You may or may not know her. Soon, you will. Stay tuned.

    She's a great addition to the team and should help shape the 06 vision of Year of the Niner.

    C
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    Jeremy W
    Hmm, guess it's not Lora, since she deciced not to join y'all (or so she led me to believe).

    Forgive my other post in the announcements area, I didn't realize this included accomodation and airfare... Which definitely means I'm interested.

    I'm thinking of witty and useful things to say as we speak... Or at least trying to Wink
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    Larry​Osterman
    Did I miss the part in the rules where it said that MS employees weren't elegible?
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    jeffsand
    hardy wrote:
    Is the mystery person Erica Wiechers from the .NET Show by any chance?


    Nope.. Guess again :-> Maybe the mystery person will blog about it soon or pop into this post.
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    Jeremy W
    LarryOsterman wrote:
    Did I miss the part in the rules where it said that MS employees weren't elegible?


    It's in there.

    Question: if I occasionally do WFH's developing courseware (time management stuff), am I excluded from this?

    Hopefully not, as I just wrote a fantastic entry (if I do say so myself) Wink
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    coccyx
    The voice sounds familiar.  There was someone else making rounds the same day I was in interviewing, but I didn't talk to her.  Something tells me when she steps out from behind the camera I'll recognize her.  Of course, I could be completely wrong and it's someone completely different...  Congratulations to whoever it is! Smiley
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    Maurits
    Is it bethg? (highlight to see)
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    Larry​Osterman
    Jeremy W. wrote:
    LarryOsterman wrote: Did I miss the part in the rules where it said that MS employees weren't elegible?


    It's in there.

    Question: if I occasionally do WFH's developing courseware (time management stuff), am I excluded from this?

    Hopefully not, as I just wrote a fantastic entry (if I do say so myself) Wink


    Bummer.  I'd like to be able to go to the PDC (I was at the first PDC)

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    bethg

    Nice detective work Maurits!  I was literally just finishing up a post on my blog regarding joining the team, when Jeff IM'd me that someone had figured it out. 

    If you don't know me, all I can say is I'm an fierce advocate for our customers and our community, and I couldn't think of a better place to put all of my energy than into Channel 9. 

    It's an honor to be coming aboard.

    B.

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    Maurits
    Welcome aboard bethg!
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    Dr. Shim
    Woot. I'm crossing my fingers for some Channel 9 coverage of the PDC.

    Ah, so Maurits guessed who it was. It's rather strange to see Scoble on the business end of the camera. Smiley
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    coccyx
    Congratulations Beth!
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    Steve411
    Carefull, bethq, Some of us are mean and will attempt to throw you overboard for what ever reason!Smiley Just kidding. Yello.
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    Charles
    And Maurits pointed out to me that Beth is in fact a famous blogger. My apologies, Beth! You certainly are!

    Guess I should read more blogs, eh? Heck, I don't even read Scoble's blog.

    C
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    Loadsgood
    Wow, um.... Nice work 9Team... I guess....

    It isn't anything againest you, I'm just so shocked and amazed how quickly this has been put up, like... Wow. I go to sleep everything's normal. I wake up 10 hours later and turn on the computer and I find this... The revealing of one new 9Teamer and a whole new competition or two... How long will this contest last? Wow.... Go Channel9 Big Smile



    It's times like these, you need to say "heh".
    Loadsgood.

    PS - heh.
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    bethg
    Steve411 wrote:
    Carefull, bethq, Some of us are mean and will attempt to throw you overboard for what ever reason!Smiley Just kidding. Yello.


    Hey I wouldn't expect any less from you guys!  Thanks for the warm welcome.

    I'll be spending the next three weeks living and breathing the forums, so that by the time I officially start I'll hopefully know who is most likely to pitch me off the side of a moving boat.

    Smiley

    b.
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    bonk
    Dear channel9 team,

    1) am I allowed to double my chances and participate in BOTH contests ?
    2) it looks like you will mainly judge the blog "essay" by how much contribution to the community it promises. Is that so ?
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    Tensor
    Welcome BethG. Any new niner is allways good, any new MS Niner is a bonus, a new Niner team member triple cool. Smiley
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    billh
    Tensor wrote:
    Welcome BethG. Any new niner is allways good, any new MS Niner is a bonus, a new Niner team member triple cool. Smiley


    New?

    Her profile says she joined on "Thursday, Apr 1, 2004". BTW, when did this site open up to the public?
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    bethg
    Indeed I have been trolling since the site was first up.  It is going to be a fun experience finally jumping into the fray!

    Oh and if you are wondering what type of niner I'll be, check this link out: Flame Warriors by Mike Reed

    And to not completely highjack this thread, how many folks think they might try the "Blog you way to PDC" contest?

    And to answer an earlier question, I don't believe there is any reason why you couldn't enter both, but I'll check with the team and let you know for sure.

    b.

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    bethg
    bonk wrote:
    Dear channel9 team,

    1) am I allowed to double my chances and participate in BOTH contests ?
    2) it looks like you will mainly judge the blog "essay" by how much contribution to the community it promises. Is that so ?


    Hi Bonk!

    Here are the official answers for your questions:

    1.  Yes you may enter both contests.

    2.  Not necessarily, we will also be judging entries on things like writing style and creativity. 

    Let us know if you have any more questions.

    b.

    PS_ Bonk was one of my favorite Turbo Grafx games - believe it or not I still have the portable TG player so I can still play.

     

     

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    bonk
    bethg wrote:
    Hi Bonk!
    PS_ Bonk was one of my favorite Turbo Grafx games - believe it or not I still have the portable TG player so I can still play.

    Great - I play bonk's adventure on my pc with an emulator but I am thinking of re-buying a Turbo Grafix at ebay. I find all those old consoles very sexy and much more attractive than (*duck*) xbox-360 and alike.
    bethg wrote:

    Let us know if you have any more questions.

    I am thinking of doing a movie as part of my blog-my-way-to-the-pdc-article. Is that within the rule boundaries ?


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