It’s a Sweepstakes! and It’s a Competition!
Our previous RockPaperAzure tournaments were all about coding a winning Rock Paper Scissors “bot”, just a bit of code (deployed as an assembly) that you write to return one of the game moves. We’ve retained that air of competition, but we’ve also made some changes to make the big prize in the reach of everyone – even those that don’t have a lot of time to spend on their killer algorithm! As a result there are two ways to win now:
Sweepstakes – one winner of $5000 chosen at random on Dec. 16th at 6 p.m. ET
To enter the sweepstakes all you have to do is enter a bot, any bot – even the precoded ones we provide – into the game between now and 6 p.m. ET on Dec. 16th. No ninja coding skills need – heck, you don’t even need Visual Studio or a Windows machine to participate.
Competition – five $50 BestBuy Gift card winners weekly!
For the type-A folks, we’re still keen on making this a competitive effort as well, so each week - beginning Nov. 25th and ending Dec. 16th - the top FIVE bots on the leader board will win a $50 Best Buy Gift card. If your bot is good enough to be in the top five on successive weeks, you’ll take home a gift card each of those weeks too. Of course, since you’ve entered a bot, you’re automatically in the sweepstakes as well!