Would you like a chance to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect or an Intel i7 laptop? If so, build an innovative cloud application on the Windows Azure Platform using datasets from the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket and submit the URL to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 31, 2011*. At the end of the contest, the best eight** apps will be selected and the winners will each receive an Intel i7 laptop. One of these eight winners could also win the grand prize, an Xbox 360 with Kinect. Learn more about the contest here.
The Windows Azure Marketplace allows you to share, buy and sell building block components, training, premium data sets plus finished services and applications. The DataMarket section of the Windows Azure Marketplace provides trusted public domain and premium datasets from leading data providers in the industry such as United Nations, Data.gov, World Bank, Weather Bug, Weather Central, Alteryx, STATS, and Wolfram Alpha.
To make it easier to get started, all USA Code Project members also get a FREE Windows Azure platform 30-day pass, so you can put Windows Azure and SQL Azure through their paces. No credit card required: enter promo code: CP001.
* This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
** Prizes are awarded based on how tightly an entry adhered to the conditions of entry, such as: focus and scope, overall quality, coherence, and structure.