Jul 15, 2009

Microsoft launches Windows 7 developer contest

Microsoft is challenging developers to write an "amazing Windows 7 application" in exchange for a trip to LA for PDC09, and up to $17,777 in cash.

Code7 is a special coding contest for developers. "It is a way for you to cash in on your knowledge and skills" said Yochay Kiriaty, Windows 7 Technical Evangelist, in a Windows Blog team post.

To enter:

Build an original, consumer-oriented client application prototype that runs natively on Windows 7 (for example Win32, WPF, MFC or WinForms – not an Air application or just a gadget) and addresses one or more of the following topic categories:
  • Simplify My Life
  • More Media, More Places
  • Gaming
  • Work From Anywhere
  • Safeguard Your Work
  • Applications for a Better Tomorrow
The application must use at least one of the following Windows 7 technology features; however, judging will give more weight to entries that take advantage of more than one of these features:
  • Libraries
  • Windows Touch
  • Shell Integration
  • DX11 (DirectX 11)
  • Sensor and Location Platform
The contest starts now and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on October 10, 2009. In order to enter you must create and submit a video in which you describe and demonstrate your application.

For the complete contest rules please visit the rules section on the Code7 Contest Web site - https://www.code7contest.com/.

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