Friday, November 28, 2008

XML Developers Contest

Are you a student studying computer related course, a computer professional or one who loves computer programming ? Then I have a good news for you. IDUG is currently sponsoring a contest especially for you. Yes, its a developers (students, professionals and hobbyists) contest to increase awareness and familiarity with XQuery, XML and DB2.

The contest consists of five different categories of varying skill levels and you could enter in either of the 5 categories or join in all of the categories. The 5 categories are as follows :

i. Video Contest - Upload your video regarding the creative use of XML, XQuery or DB2.

ii. Gadget Contest - Develop a downloadable gadget or widget leveraging DB2.

iii. Query Contest: - Using XQuery, you need to answer a series of questions. All correct answers (answer and query structure) entered to win larger prizes.

iv. Ported App Contest - Port an an existing application to use XML, XQuery or DB2. You could enter as an individual or you could form your team.

v. Develop an application - Develop a useful and user-friendly application using XML, XQuery or DB2. You could enter as an individual or assemble a team.

For each contest category that you join, you will be able to earn participation points. Also, a XML Grand Master status will be awarded to the one who amasses the most participation points.

By joining the contest, you can gain some well-deserved recognition for your skills. Oh yeah, have I mentioned that there's thousands of dollars in prizes to be won, ranging from Wiis to complimentary technical conferences.

So hurry, join IDUG contest now. Good Luck !