This is pretty exciting. Chris Pietschmann, an MVP, a friend of mine, a committee member of the WI .NET Users Group, developer of Virtual Earth controls, and an independent consultant I have worked with in the recent past, has three MSDN Premium Subscriptions to give away, and he is having a coding contest to determine the winners. He is building a website for this contest at www.communitycodingcontest.org, but the site is not up yet. In the meantime you can get some basic info from this post on his site. The contest will run from July 1 through September 30, so that’s three whole months to get something built.
The most amazing part is the prizes. From his blog post:
1st Place – 1 MSDN Premium Subscription with Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite
2nd Place – 1 MSDN Premium Subscription with Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite
3rd Place – 1 MSDN Premium Subscription with Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite
4th Place – Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 Professional
I am also looking for sponsors to donate additional prizes to give away.
I don’t know about you, but I think I’d be happy with 3rd place. If you work for a company that would like to sponsor this contest, please contact Chris through his blog, or e-mail me and I will put you in touch with him. If you’re a developer, get those gears turning.
I do have a question for Chris, though. Chris, why not sneak one of these subscriptions to me and have a contest to give away the other two???