Win one of five HP4150 iPaqs in Code Project competition!

The Code Project has just announced a .NET Compact Framework competition with winners vying for five HP4150 iPaqs.

“Write an application that targets the .NET Compact Framework. Make it interesting. Make it useful. Make it cool.

You have free reign. Your application could show off networking capabilities, it could be the next Winamp, or it could be a crazy new game that will spell the end of office productivity. How about an Atkins carb counter? A gym log book? An application to find the fastest route through subway systems? A laptop remote control? Go crazy.“

“Code Project has five 4150’s on offer. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
– The best entry overall
– The most technically innovative
– The coolest entry
– A random entrant“

This is a great opportunity for developers new to mobile development, as well as seasoned mobile application developers to show what is possible.

Developer new to the .NET Compact Framework will find the following resources useful for kick starting their projects:
The .NET Compact Framework FAQ
Getting Started with Visual Studio .NET and the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework
.NET Compact Framework QuickStart Tutorials
.NET Compact Framework Newsgroup

Get more information from the Code Project site,

Comments (3)

  1. Mikel Berger says:

    As with everything, make sure to read the fine print. It looks like CodeProject is going to take complete ownership of your idea and code if you submit it. There are quite a few other contests out there right now that are much more favorable with respect to IP. If I can find the links, I’ll post them here or others might want to also.

  2. "It looks like CodeProject is going to take complete ownership of your idea and code if you submit it"

    Not true. All we ask is that we have the right to republish the article on the site and anywhere else we may wish to showcase the winning entry (a book, a CD etc). That’s where the ‘reproduce’ comes in. The ‘prepare derivative works’ means that if another author extends your article and wishes to post their updates then you allow this too.

    The ‘use’ part means essentially we can use it for the benefit of our readers and for promotional purposes (eg. "Here’s a sample of a cool article on CodeProject". Cue the winning entry…). The ‘without reference to you’ means that everytime we mention the winning article (say, in an ad, a press release, or just on the site), or refer to a snippet or whatever, we don’t have to always include your name. We will, instead, reference the article itself and your name will *always* appear on the published version of the article. No copyright notices you place in the article will be removed.

    CodeProject is a community for developers to share their ideas freely. We have been around for over 4 years and we jealously guard the rights of our authors and ensure that they get the recognition that they deserve. All we ask is that we have a chance to make as much noise as possible about the amazing content that developers contribute to our community.

  3. Mikel Berger says:


    The Conditions of Entry sure led me to believe otherwise. Your explanation fits much more in line with what I’ve always thought Code Project to be. Maybe you want to think about revising your conditions to better align with your intent. Or maybe I was just reading too much into. Anyway, thanks for the explanation. I’ll reconsider entering.