Want To Win A Trip To Tech·Ed? - Build An Application Using DevExpress .NET Products

ASP.NET Team Blog
08 March 2011

inetaWant to win a trip to Tech·Ed? Compete in the INETA Component Code Challenge and use DevExpress products that give you the edge with functionality, features and looks. Oh and you'll kick butt in the competition too.

The Challenge

INETA is hosting a contest with their partners to see who can build an .NET application making effective use of reusable components to solve a problem.

The Rules

  1. Any .NET Application (WinForms, ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight, etc.) built in the last year (since 1/1/2010) using at least 1 component from at least 1 approved vendor.
  2. Then make a 3 - 5 minute Camtasia video showing your entry and describing what component(s) you used and why your application is cool.
  3. The judges will review the submissions and the best two will win a scholarship to Tech·Ed 2011, May 16-19 in Atlanta GA including air fare, hotel, and conference pass. Judging will be done by industry experts: Tim Huckaby, Bill Evjen and Scott Cate.

One caveat: As was mentioned in Rachel's original post: "Contest open to legal residents of the US and Canada only."

The Judging

Entries will be judged on four criteria:

  1. Effective use of a component to solve a problem/display data
  2. Innovative use of components
  3. Impact using components (i.e. reduction in lines of code written, increased productivity, etc.)
  4. Most creative use of a component.


Hurry! The submission deadline is March 15, 2011 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time.
More information can be found on the INETA Component Code Challenge page.

Evangelists Bonus

The DevExpress evangelists are confident that you'll have an advantage if you use DevExpress products. So we're having an internal contest to see which product you'll use and we'll each put a prize for the winner. Here's the pitch from each evangelist:

  • Mehul Harry - ASP.NET - The DevExpress ASP.NET suite is the best. If you use any of the DevExpress ASP.NET products and win, then I'll send you a Logitech - Revue with Google TV (I have one and I love watching Netflix on it).
  • Gary Short - eXpress App Framework - Gary will have you believe that this the best .NET framework in the world. He's not wrong. And to backup his words, he'll send you a Kindle from Amazon.com!
  • Emil Mesropian - DXperience Silverlight/WPF - Emil wants you to choose his DevExpress SL/WPF products to build the best rich application. And if you win using DevExpress Silverlight or WPF products then he'll send you a "Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures!" bundle! You'll need an XBox 360 for it but the Kinect is fantastic.
  • Seth Juarez - XtraReports - Seth knows this is by far the best .NET reporting suite around. If you use XtraReports to win the competition, Seth will send you a the "Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones"!
  • Bryan Wood - XtraCharts - Bryan has been teaching us all how great the XtraCharts suite is to convey data and make it meaningful. Choose XtraCharts for the competition and Bryan will send you a new Samsung 27" 1080p LCD HD Television!
  • Woody Pewitt - Analytics - Woody helps educate and evangelize our analytical products like our Pivot Grid. The DevExpress Pivot products are so powerful, you'll already have a head start just by using them. And if you win using DevExpress Analytics products, then Woody will send you a Zune HD 32GB video mp3 player!
  • Azret Botash - WinForms - Azret doesn't evangelize WinForms but he knows that DevExpress comes 2nd to none for building great WinForms apps. If you use DevExpress WinForms to win then he'll stop drinking Red Bull for a week and also send you the super fast Intel X25M 160GB Solid State drive (SSD).

    Yes, each evangelist is competing for you to choose the best DevExpress product for this competition. And they're willing to help answer any questions you may have.

    Register now and good luck!

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