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And the Winner Is…

big-checkThe DNN 8 Module Challenge has come to a close and I am happy to say that we had some great modules submitted this year.  Not only did the entries provide great examples of how to build MVC and SPA modules for DNN 8, but we also had entries which pushed the boundaries on using tools and libraries like Bower, Gulp, React, Angular and others.  We had modules submitted by teams and individuals, and we even had a module submitted by a first time developer.

I want to congratulate each of our winners on a job well done.  The voting was close in each category and it was often just one or two details which separated the winners from the other entries.


MVC Modules

Winner ($5000)

  • Module:  MyDnn Live Chat
  • Developers:  Mohammad Mehdi and Eskandari Jajarm

2nd Place ($1500)

  • Module: DNN Connect Conference
  • Developer: Peter Donker


SPA Modules

Winner ($5000) 

  • Module:  DNN Dev Tools
  • Developers: Jan Jonas and Matthias Benfer

2nd Place ($1500) 

  • Module:  UManage
  • Developers: Davide Espertini, Davide Galimberti, Paolo Roth and Matteo Benedusi


Community Choice Award

Winner ($5000)

  • Module:  DNN Video Course
  • Developer: Ralph Williams

2nd Place ($1500)

  • Module: UManage
  • Developers: Davide Espertini, Davide Galimberti, Paolo Roth and Matteo Benedusi


I also want to take a minute to thank each of the module developers who participated this year.  Every module in the contest required numerous hours to create and document, and they provide a great foundation for learning DNN 8 development. Please take a minute to reach out and thank the developers who participated this year.


Will Strohl
Congrats to the winners!
Will Strohl Wednesday, March 2, 2016 7:33 PM (link)
Juanito Pregunton
The source code of these modules... will be published? I'm sure it will be a great opportunity to learn the new features of DNN 8
Juanito Pregunton Wednesday, March 2, 2016 11:09 PM (link)
mohammad azarbara
i installed MydnnLivechat module, this is very very great and useful with perfect UI.
mohammad azarbara Thursday, March 3, 2016 1:25 AM (link)
Ralph Williams
Wow! Thanks for all who voted for me! I was up against some strong competition for sure! Congrats to all who entered and to those who also won!
Ralph Williams Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:06 AM (link)
Scott Wilkinson
You could say they won. I say they earned that money. Good job guys! Thanks for your excellent contributions.
Scott Wilkinson Thursday, March 3, 2016 10:47 AM (link)
Brian Dukes
It would be interesting to have a review from the judges of highlights from the winning modules, if there are patterns of DNN MVC and SPA modules to call out. I'd love to get some insights into what makes a winning module with these new patterns and paradigms.
Brian Dukes Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:10 AM (link)
Brian Dukes
@Juanito, all of the modules are open source. If you go to, the Download link for each module goes to the GitHub repository. So, the winners are,,,, and
Brian Dukes Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:24 AM (link)
Will Strohl
@Brian: I agree 1000%. I'd love to see that as well.
Will Strohl Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:26 AM (link)
Chris Hammond
Congrats to the winners
Chris Hammond Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:28 AM (link)
Joe Brinkman
I just updated all the "view" links to point to the project. The download links all point to the release at the time of the contest.
Joe Brinkman Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:53 AM (link)
Joe Brinkman
@Brian - I will put together a blog post on some great takeaways from the contest. There were some great aspects to many modules (not just the winners) that we really liked.
Joe Brinkman Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:56 AM (link)
Joseph Craig
Some very nice modules, and some really great ideas were showcased in the entries to the DNN8 Module Challenge. Congratulations to the winners ... and congratulations to all of the entrants!

At the risk of two much promotion, I'm sure that discussion of the Module Challenge and the modules will be a great topic of discussion at DNNCon. Both Ralph Williams and Scott Wilkinson will be presenting sessions not only their modules, but the challenges they faced and the lessons they learned in creating their modules!
Joseph Craig Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:29 PM (link)
Clint Patterson
Thanks to everyone who submitted a module and congrats to the winners. Would definitely love to see info on the best practices blog that you mention Joe.
Clint Patterson Friday, March 4, 2016 1:08 PM (link)
Daniel Mettler
Thanks to all who participated - even those who didn't make it to a prize. Your work and contributions make the community worth being in :).
Daniel Mettler Saturday, March 5, 2016 3:30 AM (link)
Marco Parmesani
Thanks to everyone who participated with their work and to those who voted for our module.
Marco Parmesani Tuesday, March 8, 2016 5:19 AM (link)
mohammadtaghi mollanorouzi
Thanks for interesting in MyDnnLiveChat module. New version of the module(02.00.00) with new features released today.

Download link :
mohammadtaghi mollanorouzi Thursday, March 17, 2016 7:53 AM (link)
Tony Henrich
@Joe Did you post that blog post about the great takeaways from the contest?
Tony Henrich Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:28 AM (link)
Tony Henrich
@mohammadtaghi is the PA module and not the source
Tony Henrich Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:36 AM (link)

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