Student Competition – Code to the Power of Windows 7

image I’ve just heard about our Code7 competition, for students. The European finalist prize is a paid trip to the PDC09 event in Los Angeles in November - plus a snazzy award – and there are a bunch of other prizes. And there’s 6 weeks until the closing date on 10th October.


If you’ve got students in your college that are into software and development, it’s a great way to engage them into thinking about application development, and to get them to turn an idea into a succinct summary – because the entry method is a 3-minute video!

Full details are on the Code7 Contest website, but here’s some of the headline information.

“Take three minutes to video yourself describing and demonstrating your application idea for Windows 7 and you could win big.

Your application should support one or more of the following Windows 7 scenarios:

  • Simplify My Life - Develop an application that makes the things customers do every day faster and easier, with fewer clicks, simpler navigation and easier ways to connect.
  • More Media, More Places - Design a great application to help customers create, edit, organize and share media.
  • Gaming - Make it fun and exciting for customers to get their game on.
  • Work from Anywhere - Help make customers more productive at home, at work, or on-the-go.
  • Safeguard Your Work - Help customers protect their data, whether it resides on their PC, USB devices or on a network infrastructure.
  • Applications for a Better Tomorrow - Use the power of your code to help communities prepare and plan for a better future.”

This is a worldwide competition run from the States, and I noticed there’s some important small print in the rules – or at least, it’s important if you live in any of the countries named – which is: Void in Cuba; Iran; North Korea; Sudan and the Province of Quebec, Canada.”. I wonder what Canada have done to be lumped into the same list as Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Sudan?

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