If you like to play with code, you'll want to read on. Join Developer Movement, Microsoft Canada's developer rewards program, and earn points for every challenge you complete! Points can be redeemed for a number of great prizes including #DevMov swag, gaming mice/keyboards, Xbox One consoles, Windows Phones and even the coveted Surface Pro 3.
Calling all indie devs, app devs, and new devs alike! Microsoft Canada wants YOU to put your coding skills to the test and earn rewards while having fun! Each month, Developer Movement participants are tasked with challenges spanning some of today's top topics in development: cloud, web, apps, games, and more. Those who complete the challenges successfully earn points, which can be redeemed for some awesome prizes including Xbox Ones, touch screen monitors, Nokia Lumia 1020s, and even the top-tier Surface Pro 3. The structure is simple: each month, one major challenge and five mini challenges are announced. For the major challenges, participants create apps that correspond to the month's themes - this month's theme is sports/fitness. For the mini challenges, the tasks give developers simple tasks in many different languages and platforms - past mini challenges have included Node.JS, MongoDB, PHP, and Unity.
Developer Movement, or #DevMov, as it's fondly called, gives developers of all experience levels an opportunity and a reason to try new things and experiment. A big part of being a developer is staying up to speed with the latest technologies, and #DevMov rewards you for doing just that. It's fun, it's ongoing, and it's free to join - sign up on developermovement.com and start working towards those rewards!
NOTE: As part of a future challenge of #DevMov, participants will be able to earn extra points by sharing the links to their apps in the comments section of this blog post. If you are sharing, comment below! If you are just reading, please check out the apps - you might just find the next big thing.
Sage Franch is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and blogger at Trendy Techie. Tweet her @theTrendyTechie to get in touch!