MIX.06 Gadget Contest

MIX.06 Gadget Contest

Want to mix the next web at the MIX conference hosted by Microsoft?  Interested in building Gadgets for Live.com?  Want to attend MIX for free?

In the spirit of the MIX conference, we are having a contest to see who can build the best MIXed up Gadget.  To get started building Gadgets check out our Gadget Builder Depot.  Each Gadget submission must contain data from 2 or more data sources anywhere on the internet and publicly accessible.  Here’s what you need to do to enter:

  1. Write your gadget for Live.com.  If you need help, you can read the getting started documentation or connect with your peers in our forum.
  2. Review the official rules.
  3. Submit your gadget to our Gallery, making sure you supply a screenshot (300px) and thumbnail (80 pixels) for your gadget.

The entries will be judged by both design and functionality.  The winner will receive a trip for 1 to attend the Mix06 Conference in Las Vegas, NV, March 20-22.  Trip includes a $1000.00 (USD) airfare voucher, 3 night standard hotel accommodations, and entrance into the Mix06 Conference.

Good luck!

-Erik Porter

* Open to software development and design enthusiasts who are 18 years or older at the time of entry; however, residents of the following countries are ineligible to participate: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.

Comments (3)

  1. Mike Drips says:

    Third parties have offered a sidebar (and their version of gadgets) for years. It’s sad that Microsoft can’t come up with something innovative for Windows Vista. To think that the Windows Vista Sidebar and Gadgets has anything to do with Web2 (the focus of Mix06) is pure vanity and stupidity.

  2. Joshua Allen [msft] says:

    Read the contest description again. It’s about Live.com gadgets, not about Vista or Sidebar. You can do some reading at techcrunch or ajaxian to find out why gadget platforms and mashups are relevant today.

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