Windows Azure Marketplace: The DataMarket Contest
Build an innovative cloud app on Windows Azure Platform using datasets from Windows Azure Marketplace.
Win an Intel® i7 laptop (or $1000 Amazon gift card) and a chance at the $1000 cash grand prize.
The contest runs from January 3rd 2011, to March 31st
- Use the datasets from the DataMarket marketplace
- Get your trial pass!
For all USA Code Project Members we’re offering a Windows Azure platform 30 day pass, so you can put Windows Azure and SQL Azure through their paces. No-cost, no credit card required. (**Enter promo code: CPDMAB). Need longer? Get a 90-day trial for SQL Azure (1GB Web Edition Database) and Windows Azure AppFabric (including 100,000 Access Control transactions and 2 Service Bus connections) – at no charge! We ask for your credit card information when you accept this offer, as any additional usage per month will be billed at the standard rate.
- Build your apps and send the URL to
- At the end of the contest we chose from best apps and the winners received an Intel® i7 laptop. The grand prize is $1000 USD!
platform is a flexible cloud—computing platform from Microsoft, that
lets you focus on solving business problems and addressing customer needs.
Windows Azure Marketplace allows you
to share, buy and sell building
block components, training, premium data sets plus finished services and
one stop for trusted public domain and premium datasets from leading data
providers in the industry. DataMarket
enhances Windows Azure Platform with Information as a Service capability. DataMarket has various free datasets from providers like United
Nations, Data.gov, World Bank, Weather Bug, Weather Central, Alteryx, STATS,
Wolfram Alpha etc.
Find out More About DataMarket
here and listen to what our Partners have to say.
Check out some helpful case studies:
- Software Developer Delivers Valuable Service with Easy-to-Integrate Data Marketplace
Software Developers Gain the Ease of LINQ Data Queries to Compelling Cloud Content
Sports Data Provider Saves $1 Million on Consumer Market Entry via Cloud Services
Analytics Firm Broadens Customer Choice, Growth Avenues with Online Data Market
The Fabulous Prizes
Intel i7 laptop
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor with 1.73GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up
4GB DDR3 RAM
640GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA)
GeForce 310M 512MB GDDR3 (discrete); up to 2270MB (total available)
will be determined by The Code Project
The grand prize winner will be
selected by The Code Project at the contest completion on March 31st, 2011
This challenge is from The Code Project, an independent third-party company
not affiliated with Microsoft, and is not a Microsoft offering.
Intel is a
registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United
States and other countries. Azure is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Conditions of Entry
Current winners list