I was asked to judge the INETA’s Component Code Challenge a few weeks ago so I gladly accepted figuring it would be pretty fun. Along with esteemed colleagues, Bill Evjen and Scott Cate we were asked to evaluate, rank and vote on application submissions from a variety of folks built on a number of different parts of the .NET stack.
What i grossly underestimated was how impressive the entries were and what a time-suck this would be. It is just amazing to me the amount of developer productivity these guys got by using controls. I was told to judge based on the following criteria and man, was it difficult….
1. Effective use of a component to solve a problem/display data
2. Innovative use of components
3. Impact using components (i.e. reduction in lines of code written, increased productivity, etc.)
4. Most creative use of a component.
Although I have until EOD today, March 24, 2011 I am done with my judging. I’m not allowed to post my favorite here, because winners are not announced yet. but, I’d love to do a subsequent blog post because the entries are awesome.
The Prizes are cool:
- 2 Tech·Ed Scholarships: The top 2 entries, as determined by our judges, will receive a scholarship to Tech·Ed 2011 in Atlanta including air, hotel, and conference pass.
- 10 Prize Packs: The top ten entrants will receive a prize pack full of full licenses to controls and other goodies donated by our vendors.