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Ultrabook Article competition

Teach others how to write apps that target an Ultrabook and win yourself the latest and greatest.

Your Task

To teach.

Specifically, to transform the blood, sweat and tears shed throughout the AppInnovation contest and use it to teach others how to follow in your footsteps, although without the sharp, nasty bits.

You've waded through the docs, you've battled code signing certificates, you've puzzled validation and you've sworn at your Ultrabook until you are blue in the face. Now take that passion and write up an article that teaches others what you've learned about writing applications for the Ultrabook. Include as much code as possible. Include downloads, demos, full applications. The more you round out your entry the better your chances. Write about the sensors, about designing the UI, about always on, always connected, write about the AppStore SDKs, code signing, the submission process, the tips and tricks and the pain you went through. Anything goes, but you need to provide code (where appropriate) and focus on teaching, not just doing.

This time it's not about you, it's about the community.

While Windows 8 is definitely the Operating System of choice to target for this contest, we're open minded. Use whatever OS you think works best for your article, but make sure it shows off what an Ultrabook can do.

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The Loot

Your choice of whatever Ultrabook you want, up to a value of $1,600, with 4 runners up prizes of $100. Where shipping issues make sending a unit painful, cash will be substituted at our discretion.

The Details

The contest begins 15 Dec 2012 at 12AM and ends 15 Jan 2013 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. Judging will be carried out by CodeProject.judges. Bribes to the judges are welcome but will not affect the outcome of the competition.

The Rules

  1. Must be an article, tip or blog entry that showcases the Ultrabook.
  2. Must be posted in the Ultrabook section.
  3. The contest begins on 15 Dec 2012 at 12AM and ends 15 Jan 2013 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  4. Articles entries must follow the CodeProject submission guidelines.
  5. The articles must be related to Ultrabook development.
  6. No cheating, lying, stealing code, witchcraft, or kicking.
  7. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  8. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  9. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  10. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias, article, code and any other submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project.

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest begins on 15 Dec 2012 at 12AM and ends 15 Jan 2013 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Articles must follow the guidelines
  3. The articles must be related to Ultrabook development.
  4. No cheating, lying, stealing code, witchcraft, or kicking.
  5. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  7. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  8. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias, article, code and any other submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by CodeProject.
  9. A reasonable US$ equivalent in lieu of the prize may also be awarded.
  10. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

www.codeproject.com members can vote on your article. The articles that are highest-rated by members will be rated by our judges to determine the final winner.

Eligibility

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. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of CodeProject or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winner

All entries will be posted on the CodeProject website for review by members of CodeProject . In addition, all entries will be reviewed by judges appointed by CodeProject. A winner will be determined by the judges, after taking into consideration the comments and ranking of entries by members of CodeProject , on the basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.

Judging Criteria

  • Rank and popularity on CodeProject
  • How tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including article focus and scope
  • Broad applicability to a wide variety of developers
  • Overall article quality, coherence, and structure

How to Enter

Entry is by the normal article submission process or as described above. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting your entry.

Lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries will be disqualified. Any entry containing content that CodeProject deems objectionable for any reason will be disqualified. All decisions of CodeProject with respect to any aspect of the competition, including, without limitation, the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this competition. CodeProject reserves its right to modify the Rules.

CodeProject assumes no responsibility for lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mail or any computer errors or malfunctions. No correspondence will be entered into with entrants.

CodeProject does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of CodeProject in its sole discretion, the competition is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the competition is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, CodeProject reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the competition including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible entries. CodeProject reserves its right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the competition or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. CodeProject reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law for any attempts to deliberately damage the competition web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this competition. CodeProject shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the competition including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this competition or from downloading any material from the competition website where applicable.

Discussions

 
GeneralAnd the winner is... Pin
Chris Maunder24-Jan-13 18:20
cofounderChris Maunder24-Jan-13 18:20 
GeneralRe: And the winner is... Pin
Adam David Hill26-Jan-13 1:19
professionalAdam David Hill26-Jan-13 1:19 
GeneralRe: And the winner is... Pin
Grasshopper.iics27-Jan-13 11:55
MemberGrasshopper.iics27-Jan-13 11:55 
GeneralRe: And the winner is... Pin
Verma.No.128-Jan-13 22:40
professionalVerma.No.128-Jan-13 22:40 
GeneralRe: And the winner is... Pin
Steve Vink30-Jan-13 1:14
professionalSteve Vink30-Jan-13 1:14 
GeneralRe: And the winner is... Pin
Steve Vink23-Feb-13 2:20
professionalSteve Vink23-Feb-13 2:20 
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Ranjan.D9-Mar-13 1:26
professionalRanjan.D9-Mar-13 1:26 
AdminJudging is still continuing. Pin
Chris Maunder21-Jan-13 9:45
cofounderChris Maunder21-Jan-13 9:45 
Generalwhen result will be announced? Pin
sandeepkumar.sgnr17-Jan-13 21:57
professionalsandeepkumar.sgnr17-Jan-13 21:57 
Questionrunners-up competition Pin
Anup Kumar Verma16-Jan-13 4:35
MemberAnup Kumar Verma16-Jan-13 4:35 
GeneralI cant find my article in the article list! Have I missed anything? Pin
Grasshopper.iics15-Jan-13 20:07
MemberGrasshopper.iics15-Jan-13 20:07 
GeneralCan we submit the blog Pin
Verma.No.11-Jan-13 6:08
professionalVerma.No.11-Jan-13 6:08 

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