Have you worked on a project recently that you are proud of? Whether it’s a mobile application, a rich interactive online service, a re-design of a website, a software solution that helps people’s productivity in a particular domain, or even an innovative demo of what IT could help improve people’s lives tomorrow, then you’ve got a great story to tell. Why not submit your story to the Ignite IT award?
It’s an award that recognizes and rewards the efforts of people working in the Canadian IT field who are doing great work. You can be a designer, developer, or IT professional either working in the industry or at school. You can submit your own IT story or submit a project that’s done by your team. There are two main awards: Developer/Developer Team of the Year and IT Pro/IT Pro Team of the Year. Designers are often part of a developer team. Each award contains: Prize of $5,000 and the Crystal Trophy.
The top 5 Developers and top 5 IT Professionals voted by the community will also receive a Microsoft Software Kit including a full edition of Visual Studio Pro – an approximate value of $1,000. The deadline for submitting your story is Feb. 15.
I was looking at the submissions so far, there’s already a submission on mobile interface design, which the readers of this blog will find similar projects to it. Check it out! My colleague Christian Beauclair has also posted some details on submission process. What are you still waiting for? Submit your story today or email me (qixing.zheng at microsoft.com) your story and I’m happy to help submit your story.