The challenge is actually 5 Challenges, each two weeks long, that when combined
will result in an a web application hosted on Azure that uses Azure data services,
virtual machines and provides a great mobile experience. Everything a modern cloud
based application needs.
As to what the application does - that's up to you. Be creative. Weave a story.
Write something interesting, all the while writing about it in an article. You also
choose how much or how little you write in your article. If you want to keep your
cards close to your chest until the end then that's up to you. However, stage prizes
will be judged on the current state of your article so you'll need to keep a balance.
Late Entrants: If you missed out on any one of the challenges
then you can jump in at any time as long as you complete the stages you missed.
During each challenge spot challenges will be announced and prizes will be awarded.
Possible spot announcements could be the 1,000th entry, the first to complete a
5 minute challenge, or the best haiku in an article's sample code. You never know.
Before you race off and complete the challenges in one fell swoop, be warned
that your entry for one challenge cannot be used as an entry for a subsequent stage.
If you build a data driven website in Challenge 1 then you need to enter something
new for the data driven portion of Challenge 2.
Almost anything. In any language. Use C++, use
PHP with MySQL, or
C# on ASP.NET with MVC and SQL Server, Your
long as you complete the challenges
This competition is to help you learn about building and hosting applications
on Windows Azure, so obviously applications that run on the Azure platform are required.
However, not just anything will get you a winner's jersey. Be creative, be daring,
over extend and over achieve. The more you show off your understanding of Azure,
and the more you focus on explaining what you're doing, the better your chances.
Windows Azure Developer overview for more info on what you can do on Azure then
sign up for your free trial.
Contestants who missed the deadline for one of the challenges can still go back
and complete the challenges they missed, but they will not be eligible for that
challenge's prizes. They will still be eligible for the grand prize and any spot
prizes that occur while they are participating.
Please just write 1 article. At each challenge state you should go back and update
As with any competition of this nature there are some restrictions. Employees
at Microsoft, and CodeProject cannot enter, and laws in certain jurisdictions also
restrict entrants. Please see the
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Yes, an article is an important component of the challenge since it is the place
where you describe what you are doing and how you solved problems that you ran into.
This contest is designed to teach contestants and the audience, so the better your
article, the more code you show and the more you explain how you completed each
challenge, the better.
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Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner Phil Lee NZ for his entry YouConf - Your Live Online Conferencing Tool in the CodeProject Windows Azure Developer Challenge.
A big thank you also goes out to everyone that took part in the challenge and winners in all stages of the competition! We hope you learned something new about Windows Azure and had some fun along the way. Please feel free to pass on any feedback you have on the competition in the comment section below.
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Those with articles that
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Phil Lee NZ wrote:time to brush off the old CVs and add Azure to the toolbelt yeah?!
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