Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
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
and submit the URL to email@example.com
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.
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.