Last night we held the kick-off for the third in our DotNetNuke Hackathon series of events. Now that the user group meeting is over and the UStream event is through, we can focus on building some really exciting mobile applications for the actual Hackathon. The following schedule lays out the timeline for the remainder of this event:
Deadline for Entries: Aug. 25, 6 p.m. U.S. Central (UTC -6)
Voting Commences: Aug. 27, 9 a.m. U.S. Central (UTC -6)
Voting Ends: Aug. 31, 6 p.m. U.S. Central (UTC -6)
Winners Announced: Sept. 1
We left plenty of time so that anyone who wants to participate has enough time to come up to speed on mobile app development and still get an awesome app built by the August 27th deadline. I know that we already have participants talking about all of the great mobile apps they are working on and plan to submit for the contest. With an iPad and some Android phones up for grabs I am certain we’ll have some really amazing entries, and like all of our community contests, the code for all of these applications will be available in the DotNetNuke Forge. Even if you don’t win, you are certain to learn a new skill that will come in handy as mobile devices become more ingrained in our day to day lives and mobile application development takes a more prominent place in the software development world.
We have a very good turnout at the user group and in the online Ustream chat. Like most user groups, there was lots of swag to hand out for the attendees. Thanks to Active Modules for donating some Active Social Licenses and DotNetNuke Corp. for contributing some Microsoft Arc Mouses , we also had some swag to award to people who attended online. This morning I rounded up all the emails from the online attendees and drew random numbers to determine the winners. Congratulations and thanks for joining us online. Below are the list of winners. I’ll be contacting you tomorrow to send you your prizes.
- Arc Mouse – Oliver Hine
- Arc Mouse – Shekhar Chikhalikar
- Arc Mouse – Steven Webster
- Active Social – Robert Axford
- Active Social – Adam Paxton
- Active Social – James Wallace
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Hackathon kick-off. Now stop reading this blog and get back to work on your mobile app, you only have 6 days left.