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DotNetNuke Razor Hackathon Winners are Sharp!

All I can say is “wow”!  We were very excited to use Microsoft’s Razor technology as the theme for this Hackathon programming contest and our entrants did not disappoint!  The winning entry from Ian Robinson, “Razor’s Edge User Map”, features integration of DotNetNuke’s user profile data with Google’s geolocation API to produce driving directions from a users location to a local business!  And using Razor technology in DotNetNuke made this amazingly simple to do!

You can take advantage of this free module and all the other Razor Hackathon entries by installing the DotNetNuke Razor Host and downloading them from the Hackathon Entries page.  The Razor Host is set to become part of the standard DotNetNuke distribution in version 5.6.1, coming soon to a website near you!

Our second place winners include a DotNetNuke Corporation entry from our own Chris Paterra and one from team Trustee, Stefan Cullman.  While Chris utilized Razor to retrieve and display forum user information, Stefan created a new visualizer for the highly used Reports module, providing a way for Reports module users to manipulate and style SQL query results.

Among the other entries were great applications of Razor including the following:

There’s no doubt about it, Microsoft’s Razor has some interesting applications in DotNetNuke!  And we’re looking forward to seeing how users and developers put it to good use!

Congratulations and thank you to all of our Hackathon participants!  And congratulations to Angela for winning our random voter drawing!


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