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Saturday, February 07, 2009

What could you do to show you are the developer of the future?

If you are a student,or if you are not a student, if your computer screen is more important to you than anything else in the world and the opposite sex still remains a complete mystery to you (although many non-programmers don't know how to program and can't make much sense of women either), if your main love and attraction is XML and you think you are able to shape the XML of the future this IDUG contest is for you.
What is it all about?
There are five different contests, designed for students and professionals.
Every contests offers prizes and approvals.
First you have to pass a simple test, in order to show your basic skills.
It doesn’t require database experience and you have to pass the quiz just in the beginning (once).
Begin registering to one of the contests.

They are:

1) Video contest.
You are requested to create a video in which you prove your creativity in XML, XQuery or DB2, recording yourself while you do it.

2)Gadget contest.
You have to create a gadget using DB2.

3)Query contest.
You have to invent question that you will answer using XQuery.

4)Ported App Contest.
You are required to develop a new application for DB2.

5) XML2 Contest.
You should be able to create a new, useful, user-friendly XML application.

The one who is so good to have the maximum of points for all contests will get a special prize (the XML Grand Master).

Any intelligent fool can make bigger, more complex, and more complicated applications in XML. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction: creating good, simple but great applications.
They are looking for that genius: do you think you can be up to?
If so, the only thing you have to do is starting, right now.

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