Mozilla and Microsoft Throw Challenges Your Way: People and Robots, Code 7 Competition
Article by George Norman
On 16 Jul 2009
Competitions, challenges, contests are great way to show what you are made off, great ways to show off your worth and get rewarded for it. Mozilla and Microsoft have each launched a competition that you might want to know about; after all, if you don’t know about them, you can’t enter the competition. And if you don’t enter, you can’t possibly win, now can you.

Mozilla, in collaboration with Infectious, has launched a competition called “People & Robots: Best Friends Forever”. Why in collaboration with Infectious? Because Mozilla has been pleasantly impressed with the laptop and iPhone skins, wallpapers, t-shirts and Personas that Infectious artists Zeptonn, David Lanham, Reuben Rude, Etsu Meusy and Paulo Arraiano came up with last month.


Getting back to the “People & Robots: Best Friends Forever” competition, here are the bits and pieces you should be made aware of.
- It is a design challenge.
- The design should focus on technology and how it makes people’s lives better.
- You need not implement the Firefox logo in your design.
- The winning designs will be turned into Laptop Art, iPhone Art, Desktop Wallpapers, iPhone Wallpapers, Firefox Personas, Firefox t-shirts and receive a featured spot in the Mozilla Creative Collective.
- 1st prize = $1,000 cash, $100 of Infectious Product and 5% of Net Sales, Firefox Ogio messenger bag, and a Firefox 3.5 t-shirt.
- 2nd prize = Roomba vacuum cleaning robot, $100 of Infectious Product and 5% of Net Sales, Firefox Ogio messenger bag, and a Firefox 3.5 t-shirt.

Additional details on the “People & Robots: Best Friends Forever” design challenge available here.

Redmond-based software giant has launched a competition as well called the Code 7 Contest. If you enter you stand to win a free trip to Los Angeles and a ticket to PDC 2009 (November 17th through November 20th, 2009) and up to $17,777 in cash.

“Code7 is a special coding contest for developers. It is a great opportunity to show the world your creativity and coding powers. It is a way for you to cash in on your knowledge and skills. This is not just another standard code contest; this contest gives the finalists the opportunity to present their application at PDC 2009 in LA. The first prize is a real gem: $17,777 in cash, the opportunity to present the application to Microsoft executives at PDC 2009, plus worldwide interest in your application including a massive “marketing bump” for your application,” commented Windows 7 Technical Evangelist, Yochay Kiriaty.

Code 7 Competition details:
- Come up with an original, consumer-oriented client app prototype that runs natively on Windows 7.
- There are several categories you can enter: Simplify My Life; More Media, More Places; Gaming; Work From Anywhere; Safeguard Your Work; Applications for a Better Tomorrow.
- The app muse use at least one of these Windows 7 technology features: Libraries, Windows Touch, Shell Integration, DX11 (DirectX 11), Sensor and Location Platform.
- Create an submit a video showcasing your app.
- The contest ends on October 10th.
- 1st prize: $17,777 in cash and the chance to present you app to Microsoft executives at PDC 2009

Additional details on the Code 7 Competition are available

Tags: Mozilla, Infectious, People & Robots, Microsoft, Windows 7, PDC 2009, Code 7 Competition
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