I want to thank Microsoft for generously donating another MSDN subscription for this C9 competition. This added subscription will allow 2 individuals to receive an MSDN subscription. Having listened to much of the feedback
about how to run this competition below are the official guidelines, rules, and dates. Overview:
I want to thank Microsoft for generously donating another MSDN subscription for this C9 competition. This added subscription will allow 2 individuals to receive an MSDN subscription. Having listened to much of the feedback about how to run this competition below are the official guidelines, rules, and dates.
This competition is designed for the overall benefit of the C9 community. The primary goal is to have C9 members compete to create a must have prototype of an application/service/or web site which 1) allows C9 users to do something they couldn't have done or experienced before; 2) allows C9 users the ability to do a activity quicker or simpler; or 3) allows C9 users to have a richer experience interacting with C9 content.
A team consisting of 2 people who receive the most votes for their application submission will receive 2 MVPINVITE codes (1 for each team member) for access to a 1 year Team Suite MSDN subscription. Example below:
By entering this Contest, you are agreeing to abide by the official rules written below. If you do not agree to abide by these rules, please do not enter this contest.
Application Required Elements
1. Designed on .NET Framework 2.0
2. Use of Visual Studio family (Express, Standard, Professional, or Team System) for development
3. Integration with Channel 9 content/website. [Edit] Your prototype doesn't have to use live data...ie be fully functional with Channel9....your supposed to build a "prototype of an application/service/or web site" which means that you have to show functionality that could potentially work with channel 9's content/website. Remember that channel 9 has videos, podcasts, wikis, forums, screen casts, photos, and rss feeds[/Edit],
Mobile device application using the .NET Compact Framework
1. 100 word project description and prototype concept ideas i.e. design concept images
2. Application executables and readme files or live website demonstrating functionality
3. Blog with bi-weekly posts pertaining to the project developments
Entry deadlines and other important dates*
Registration opens: January 20, 2006
|March 1st 2006||Teams (consisting of 2 members) must be chosen and submitted to email@example.com|
|March 1st 2006||Blog created and published starting March 1st 2006. URL submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|March 15th 2006||100 word project description and prototype concept ideas (i.e. design concept graphics) submitted by March 15th 2006 to email@example.com|
|September 1st, 2006||Submission of application or live website URL to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1st, 2006.|
* Please Note: The dates in these rules are subject to change at the sole discretion of Ian Ceicys. Therefore, the contestants must have a flexible schedule(for example a CTP submission date of July 1st may be added).
A complete list of all teams, team blog URLs, and project descriptions will be appended to this coffee house forum posting on March 1st, 2006.
An updated list of teams who have submitted the 100 word description and concept ideas will be appended to this coffee house forum posting on March 15th, 2006.
On September 1st 2006 a list of teams who have met the submission criteria (submitted a project or live website URL, and maintained a bi-weekly blog) will be appended to this coffee house forum posting.
On September 2nd a poll will be created on Channel 9 where Community members will vote for which team should be awarded the 2 MSDN subscriptions. All votes will be counted and a Team with the most votes will be awarded the subscription on September 15th, 2006.
In the event of a tie, Ian Ceicys will choose the winning team.
The maximum team size is 2 individuals. Teammates do not need to be from the same country.
How many entries can you submit?
Each Channel9 team may submit only one entry. If a Channel9 team submits multiple entries, the first entry received will be considered official, and the subsequent entries disqualified.
General standards for entries
The actual entry may be localized in any language, however, the verbal presentations and supporting entry materials must be presented in english.
Teams/individuals must have created the entries themselves, and the right to submit it must not be restricted in any way. The entry cannot defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights.
The content must be acceptable for all viewing audiences; any material containing text, sound or images that the judges, in their sole opinion, find vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate for public viewing for any reason will be automatically disqualified.
If an entry includes elements not owned by yourself or the team, you must be able to provide, if requested, a legal release for the use.
Microsoft Corporation and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotions agencies, and all of their employees, officers, directors, and agents are in no way involved in this contest. This contest aims to solely identify and award the contributions of a Channel9 member. All awards will be awarded; no substitution or transfer of an award is permitted. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner and judges. The decision of the poll vote is final and binding in all matters related to this contest. By entering, you agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and understand that the laws of the United States govern this contest. All federal, provincial, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By entering, you agree, where legally permitted, to release and hold harmless Ian Ceicys from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest, the use of any entry, or the acceptance or use of any awarded award, except where prohibited by law. Ian Ceicys assume no responsibility for lost, late, illegible, garbled or misdirected entries, or for any computer, online, telephone, human, or other error or for any technical or other malfunctions that may occur including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest. Ian Ceicys reserves the right, to disqualify an individual it finds to be tampering with the type, process or the operation of the contest or web site, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
The following people are ineligible to enter: (a.) If you are an employee of Microsoft Corporation, or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, advertising or promotion agency, you are not allowed to enter. Microsoft interns and campus representatives (such as Student Ambassadors, Student Champs) are prohibited from using Microsoft property or resources in the creation or execution of their entry. This would include, but is not limited to, Microsoft networks, Microsoft hardware tools and technology resources, or the counsel of Microsoft employees. (b.) If you are an immediate family member of (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or living in the same household as any person described in group 1 above at the time of entry, you are not allowed to enter or be awarded. (c.) If you are a resident of any of the following countries you are ineligible to participate or win prizes: Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
Questions: Please feel free to contact me via e-mail or telephone at Zeo-AT-hotmail.com or (216)235-8866.
Edited on January 20th added the following:
[Edit] Your prototype doesn't have to use live data...ie be fully functional with the real Channel9 site....your supposed to build a "prototype of an application/service/or web site" which means that you have to show functionality that could potentially work with channel 9's content/website. Remember that channel 9 has videos, podcasts, wikis, forums, screen casts, photos, and rss videos [/Edit],
March 3rd Official team list added
Here’s the official list of competing teams and the blogs that have been sent to
email@example.com on or before the deadline of March 1st, 2006. If your team is not listed here and you believe that you sent in an entry, please
resend your entry to
firstname.lastname@example.org (I’ve spoken to several individuals and their interest in the competition but have not received an entry and therefore they are not listed here)
1. Corry Haines
2. Adam Harwell
Competition Entry Blog: http://www.tabletcorry.com/Nachrichten
Competition Entry Blog: http://ocinine.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://ocinine.blogspot.com
1. W3bbo (David)
2. Dahat (Brendan)
Competition Entry Blog: http://oiyaic.ghorkov.com/" target="_blank">http://oiyaic.ghorkov.com
1. BenZilla. Benjamin Davison
Competition Entry Blog: http://codeadventure.blogspot.com/
2. zetafunction (Daniel Cheng)
Competition Entry Blog: http://team-c9ffeine.blogspot.com/
1. Travis Howle
Competition Entry Blog: www.elwoh.com/project
1. Dave Henerson
2. Jeremy Lartel
Competition Entry Blog: www.x-team.com/c9competition