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Community Coding Contest to start July 1 - Chance to Win MSDN Premium!

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    CRPietschma​nn

    The Community Coding Contest will run from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2008. The community will vote to decide the winners. The top 3 entries will each be awarded 1 MSDN Premium Subscription with Visual Studio Team Suite, and the 4th place entry will be awarded Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 Professional. Here's an awesome chance to write some code and win some awesome prizes! I am also looking for sponsors to donate additional prizes to give away.

    http://pietschsoft.com/post/2008/06/Community-Coding-Contest-to-start-July-1st-Chance-to-Win-MSDN-Premium-Subscription-with-VS08-Team-Suite-plus-more.aspx

    Updated 6/29/2008: The Official Community Coding Contest website is now Live! http://communitycodingcontest.org

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    blowdart

    Errr you'll find the MVP MSDN giveaways are region locked; i.e. mine are only fufillable in Europe, and LatinAm don't get them at all. You need to be very very clear about that.

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    littleguru

    blowdart said:
    Errr you'll find the MVP MSDN giveaways are region locked; i.e. mine are only fufillable in Europe, and LatinAm don't get them at all. You need to be very very clear about that.
    Hehe... I also thought of doing something like this... still don't know if I should give them away or do a competition.

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    Maddus Mattus

    littleguru said:
    blowdart said:
    *snip*
    Hehe... I also thought of doing something like this... still don't know if I should give them away or do a competition.

    I will be your slave for the duration of the subscription if you give it to me Tongue Out:P:P:P

    Imagine having youre very own agree-slave here on C9!

    Wouldnt that be worth something to ya lassie?

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    littleguru

    Maddus Mattus said:
    littleguru said:
    *snip*

    I will be your slave for the duration of the subscription if you give it to me Tongue OutTongue Out:P:P

    Imagine having youre very own agree-slave here on C9!

    Wouldnt that be worth something to ya lassie?

    You don't have an MSDN subscription? I should probably start a thread here on Channel 9 and ask who has no MSDN subscription.

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    Maddus Mattus

    littleguru said:
    Maddus Mattus said:
    *snip*
    You don't have an MSDN subscription? I should probably start a thread here on Channel 9 and ask who has no MSDN subscription.
    I had an MSDN subscription from my former employer.

    My new employer is mindfull of the euro's and doesnt see an MSDN subscription as added value (go figure).

    So yes, I dont have an MSDN subscription.

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    littleguru

    Maddus Mattus said:
    littleguru said:
    *snip*
    I had an MSDN subscription from my former employer.

    My new employer is mindfull of the euro's and doesnt see an MSDN subscription as added value (go figure).

    So yes, I dont have an MSDN subscription.
    I first need to understand if the subscriptions that I got are only bound to Europe... after that I'll figure something out to see who will get the subscriptions Smiley - one is already gone: his highness Mr Sven Groot got it - but that's another story Tongue Out

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    Maddus Mattus

    littleguru said:
    Maddus Mattus said:
    *snip*
    I first need to understand if the subscriptions that I got are only bound to Europe... after that I'll figure something out to see who will get the subscriptions Smiley - one is already gone: his highness Mr Sven Groot got it - but that's another story Tongue Out

    All hail his highness Sven Groot!

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    Emyr

    Maddus Mattus said:
    littleguru said:
    *snip*

    All hail his highness Sven Groot!

    Well that's me out then.

    Is there going to be a Europe variant of this competition?

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    ZippyV

    blowdart said:
    Errr you'll find the MVP MSDN giveaways are region locked; i.e. mine are only fufillable in Europe, and LatinAm don't get them at all. You need to be very very clear about that.
    Sven is still a student, no? He should still be able to get msdnaa for free.

    At my job I get pretty frustrated. I have to work with VS2005 and my Office version doesn't validate online. I asked about their msdn subscription but they claim MS suddenly lost all their account details and don't even know the company anymore. I've asked and asked about the status of the subscription and now they are telling me they are trying to become a gold partner and then they would get a free msdn subscription but "don't hold your breath, it could take 2 years"

    Sigh, bla.

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    blowdart

    Emyr said:
    Maddus Mattus said:
    *snip*
    Well that's me out then.

    Is there going to be a Europe variant of this competition?
    If you can find an MVP that has subscriptions to give away and will run it. I gave mine away already.

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    Emyr

    blowdart said:
    Emyr said:
    *snip*
    If you can find an MVP that has subscriptions to give away and will run it. I gave mine away already.
    Errr I know this could be a dumb question....

    But why would someone give away thousands of pounds worth of software??

    One very confused welshman...

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    ZippyV

    Emyr said:
    blowdart said:
    *snip*
    Errr I know this could be a dumb question....

    But why would someone give away thousands of pounds worth of software??

    One very confused welshman...
    Because having more than 1 msdn subscription for yourself is pretty useless.

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    Emyr

    ZippyV said:
    Emyr said:
    *snip*
    Because having more than 1 msdn subscription for yourself is pretty useless.
    still, feels a bit cheeky asking for it....

    However, if someone has a spare one going......

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    blowdart

    Emyr said:
    blowdart said:
    *snip*
    Errr I know this could be a dumb question....

    But why would someone give away thousands of pounds worth of software??

    One very confused welshman...
    MS sent some MVPs 3 subscriptions to do with what they will.

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    Maddus Mattus

    blowdart said:
    Emyr said:
    *snip*
    MS sent some MVPs 3 subscriptions to do with what they will.
    Microsoft gold partners get a standard subscription for free,..

    And these are not all that expensive, $1500 dollars per two year to develop with nearly all Microsoft Software is pretty cheap.

    It's a pretty good move by Microsoft because the customers you develop for need to pay full price for the license.

    We have an MVP working for us, but he prolly gave away his subscriptions. And he is sure as hell not going to give me any Wink

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    littleguru

    Guys,... it might happen that I'm going to organize something to give my 2 left away... keep an eye on my postings on c9 and my blog.

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    ZippyV

    littleguru said:

    Guys,... it might happen that I'm going to organize something to give my 2 left away... keep an eye on my postings on c9 and my blog.

    Remembers Zeo`s unrealistic competition...

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