What can you make with 10k of Silverlight or WPF?
The problem statement is simple:
- What is the problem?
There is an empty 10k of code sitting out there between you and some cool cred and great prizes.
"The grand prize winner will live large at MIX09 with a free pass to the MIX09 event, three nights at The Venetian Hotel, and a $1,500 Visa gift card. The community choice winner will receive a USD $1,500 Visa gift card. And, three runners-up will each receive a $500 Visa gift card. Winners will be notified after the close of community rating on February 13, 2009. All participants that have their entry accepted into the gallery will receive a limited edition MIX 10K T-shirt." – MIX09 News
- Who has the problem or who is the client/customer?
The challenge is yours to fill up the 10k with killer code and/or design. The client are the judges who will be judging your entry on Originality, Graphic Design/User Experience and Functionality.
- What form can the resolution be?
This is the cool part. You can submit a Silverlight 2 app, a WPF running as an XBAP in partial trust or as ClickOnce WPF app.
Counted against your 10k is the code you’ve written and your embedded resources. This doesn’t include build files (.sln, .csproj). You can’t include extra assemblies or libraries. You can reference web services and remote data for data not functionality.
For more details, check out the official rules. Apologies to my friends in Quebec, you can’t enter. A few countries are in their too.
For ideas on ways to get the most out of 10k, check out Bill Reiss’ post Thoughts on the MIX 10k challenge.
Oh and if you’re interested, you better get cracking. At this time there are already 5 submissions posted! The contest ends on January 30th, but the sooner you enter the more community votes you could garner. Its a double-edged sword! Use it, don’t fear it!