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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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Developer Contests

Happy Coder
At any point of time, there are always some Developer contests running. These are especially good for students & hobbyists who can pit their wits against the best in the class, win goodies and get noticed.

I plan to compile a list of contests that I come across & this will be a work in progress. Be sure to check the end dates of competitions.

* .NET Champions: Submit a story or video on a successful & innovative solution you have developed on the Microsoft .NET Platform. Program is restricted to Technology Professionals and Academicians from India
Prize: 1 Windows Mobile every month
More details: .NET Champions website

* Google Code Jam 2010: Google's annual programming competition, where thousands of coders around the world attack algorithmic problems in several 2.5-hour online rounds.
Important dates: Registration Begins - April 7, 2010, Finals - July 30, 2010
Prize: Top 25 finalists will divide over $10,000 in prize money.
More details: Code Jam site

* Google Gadget Ventures - a pilot program to help developers create richer, more useful gadgets. This program is restricted to people who have developed a Google gadget & submitted to Google Gadgets directory and it should generate at least 250,000 weekly page views.
Prize: Grants of $5,000 & Seed investments of $100,000
More details: Google Gadget Ventures FAQ

* Sony Ericsson Train to Fame - Submit Java, Symbian, Android, Windows Mobile based applications or games. Contest is open only to Indians but others can submit.
Prize: Sony Ericsson Satio every week
More details: Sony Ericsson Train to Fame contest site

* Nokia Calling All Innovators 2010 contest - Build mobile applications under any of these four categories - Eco/Being Green, Entertainment, Productivity, Life Improvement. The competition is open to all mobile and web application developers worldwide
Important dates: Contest starts - 1 February 2010, Submission Deadline - 18 May 2010
Prize: 3 prizes worth 50000 USD for each category & other special prizes
More details: Calling All Innovators 2010 contest FAQ

Dear reader, if you know of any interesting Developer contests, please inform me & I'll put it here.



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