Today is the last day of London Olympics and we at Optimax Software would like to extend this sport euphoria into coding. So we came up with the idea of organising an online coding challenge.
One of our interest areas is cloud based applications. So we decided to do a Cloud App Competition. But having so many cloud platforms around we needed to choose one so that participants have similar tools and environment.
After some discussion we decided on Google App Engine as it is provides a standard environment and even beginners can use it to build something simple in no time. As for the development language our choice is Java.
Last we had to decide on the task. To keep it focused we were looking for something interesting, practical and not too difficult, but with plenty of space for creativity. After lengthy discussions we came up with task to develop a website to showcase sayings and proverbs.
With all this said, finally we announce the Optimax Cloud Challenge open.
This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your cloud app development talent, and possibly win some pretty amazing prizes. First prize in the contest is amazing Google Nexus 7 tablet and there will be some more interesting prizes. Participants are required to develop and submit an original, App Engine application by August 31st. Our judges will then review the prototype submissions and select the winners. All entries will be evaluated on:
- Quality and Functionality
- HTML5 Technology and Web Standards Usage
- User Experience
Furthermore, to help those new to App Engine we along with GDG Baku (Google Developer Group Baku) will be hosting a seminar or rather a crash course on App Engine. We will invite all the registered participants to take part.
So hurry up and register.
For more details on how to enter and to see the detailed contest rules, please see the contest page.