Announcing: The DataMarket Contest from The Code Project


[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.]







The Code Project is hosting a contest
asking developers to build an innovative cloud application on the Windows Azure
Platform utilizing DataMarket datasets. 
Contestants can win one of eight Intel Core i7 laptops plus the chance
to win the Grand Prize of an Xbox 360 with Kinect.

 

Windows
Azure Marketplace
 allows you to
share, buy and sell building block components, training, premium data sets plus
finished services and applications.  DataMarket provides a one-stop shop
for trusted public domain and premium datasets from leading data providers in
the industry.  DataMarket has various free datasets from providers like the
United Nations, Data.gov, World Bank, Weather Bug, Weather Central, Alteryx,
STATS, and Wolfram Alpha etc.

 

To make it easier to get started, all USA Code Project members also get a FREE Windows Azure platform 30-day pass, so you can
put Windows Azure and
SQL Azure through their paces. No credit card required: enter promo code: CP001.

 

The contest is a rolling contest running from January 3,
2011 thru March 31, 2011. 

 

  • January
    Contest Period:       3 Toshiba – Core
    i7 Satellite Laptops
  • February
    Contest Period:     3 Toshiba – Core
    i7 Satellite Laptops
  • March
    Contest Period:          2 Toshiba – Core
    i7 Satellite Laptops
  • March Grand
    Prize:               Xbox 360 with
    Kinect

 

The Rules:

 

  1. Submit
    application URL to contest@codeproject.com
  2. Monthly
    finalists will be determined by The Code Project
  3. The
    grand prize winner will be selected by The Code Project at the contest
    completion on March 31st, 2011

 

Prizes are awarded based on how tightly an entry* adhered to
the conditions of entry, including: Focus and scope, overall quality,
coherence, and structure.  Learn more
about the contest here.

 

 

* This competition is
open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age
of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec
and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints:
Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.

 

** Prizes are awarded
based on how tightly an entry adhered to the conditions of entry, such as:
focus and scope, overall quality, coherence, and structure.

 

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