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> +DEVELOPERS COMPETITITON ANNOUNCEMENT
> +          CHICAGO, SAN JOSE, BOSTON, RALEIGH/DURHAM

> Could this be a scam to get developers to write software for free, under the guise of participating in a competition?

It's real.  All the software is developed for charity (the winner gets a contract to finish the job, the losers
don't have to give them their code).  Very well respected, and a LOT of fun (I've been there but NOT as a
competitor), BUT not really a good test as to which is the best tool, just what is the best tool for a quick
and dirty prototype.  Usually MAGIC is used by a BUNCH of the teams, and the winner usually uses MAGIC.

All Opinions are my own

Charlie
AKA Big Charlie From Queens



Sun, 23 Aug 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Developers Competition Announcement


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>> +
>> +DEVELOPERS COMPETITITON ANNOUNCEMENT
>> +          CHICAGO, SAN JOSE, BOSTON, RALEIGH/DURHAM

>> Could this be a scam to get developers to write software for free,

under the guise of participating in a competition?
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>It's real.  All the software is developed for charity (the winner gets

a contract to finish the job, the losers
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>don't have to give them their code).  Very well respected, and a LOT

of fun (I've been there but NOT as a
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>competitor), BUT not really a good test as to which is the best tool,

just what is the best tool for a quick
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>and dirty prototype.  Usually MAGIC is used by a BUNCH of the teams,

and the winner usually uses MAGIC.

Charlie ...
Could you tell me a little more about this and point me to somewhere
(maybe on the Net) to get more info.
Specifically - teams vs. individuals - i.e. can an indiv. be a team?
and how long do people have?
and can we bring all our own code / libraries?
etc
etc
etc

-Jim Gale
Touchstone Business Creations



Mon, 24 Aug 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Developers Competition Announcement

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>.....
> Could you tell me a little more about this and point me to somewhere
> (maybe on the Net) to get more info.
> Specifically - teams vs. individuals - i.e. can an indiv. be a team?
> and how long do people have?
> and can we bring all our own code / libraries?

When I went last year (two years ago?) Databased Advisor was co sponsor, but they
no longer are (That's why I didn't compete).  There is an article
on the Comp in the March 96 issue of DBA, and Droege Computing
(the people who run the comp) can be reached at http://ww2.interpath.net/devcomp/
(This link is untested by me).  Like I said, I had fun watching (I was down with

Charlie
(All opinions are my own)



Mon, 24 Aug 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Developers Competition Announcement

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>Charlie ...
>Could you tell me a little more about this and point me to somewhere
>(maybe on the Net) to get more info.
>Specifically - teams vs. individuals - i.e. can an indiv. be a team?
>and how long do people have?
>and can we bring all our own code / libraries?
>etc
>etc
>etc

I'm not Charlie, but I considered competing last year. Two person
teams in 48 hours. You supply your own hardware, software. I didn't
have enough warning to prepare. Individuals were welcome to try, but
weren't valid entries for the competition. They may have added an
individual category for this year, but I haven't heard. They also had
a second competition, where you were allowed to compete at home and
send in a copy of your application by registered mail within a certain
time.  

Talk to the folks at Droege. They are very e{*filter*}d about this
competition. They want as many people as possible in on it.

OK Charlie, how big was the turnout?

Joe



Wed, 26 Aug 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Developers Competition Announcement

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>Charlie ...
>Could you tell me a little more about this and point me to somewhere
>(maybe on the Net) to get more info.
>Specifically - teams vs. individuals - i.e. can an indiv. be a team?
>and how long do people have?
>and can we bring all our own code / libraries?
>etc
>etc
>etc

I'm not Charlie, but I considered competing last year. Two person
teams in 48 hours. You supply your own hardware, software. I didn't
have enough warning to prepare. Individuals were welcome to try, but
weren't valid entries for the competition. They may have added an
individual category for this year, but I haven't heard. They also had
a second competition, where you were allowed to compete at home and
send in a copy of your application by registered mail within a certain
time.  

Talk to the folks at Droege. They are very e{*filter*}d about this
competition. They want as many people as possible in on it.

OK Charlie, how big was the turnout?

Joe



Wed, 26 Aug 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 
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