Come on KTH, NetBeans Blogging Contest !!!

bloggin_contest Sun is giving away $500 for 10 winners and T-Shirts for 100 winners with the best blogs. This is a GREAT opportunity for developers –including students– to learn about NetBeans IDE, have some fun, and possibly get rich and famous! Well maybe not rich, but there are cash prizes and noteworthy blogs will be linked from NetBeans.org

As the contest web page says, the process is simple:

1. Download the NetBeans IDE 6.1 Beta (or later release) and try it out.
2. Blog about it!
3. Submit the URL to your blog.
4. Do it before April 18, 2008!


Here’s what we’d like you to do:
Post a blog describing your experience using the new NetBeans IDE 6.1, a tutorial, insight, tech tip, cool code sample, request for enhancements, etc. Your blog must be linked to a comment or trackback made to the NetBeans Blogging Contest site. Entries must be new material and not copied from something already written. Complete the submission form, or email a link of your blog entry to nb-blogcontest@sun.com

Blogging Tips:
Need ideas for what to post to claim the top prize? Here are suggestions:

  • Show a cool code sample using the new NetBeans IDE 6.1
  • Create a “Top 10” NetBeans Tutorials/Links/Snippets/Tricks
  • Share your deep insight about NetBeans IDE 6.1 development, including your favorite features
  • Give suggestions on how to enhance the NetBeans IDE 6.1
  • Build a cool plugin to share with the NetBeans Community

Deadlines:
Contest starts: March 14, 2008
Contest deadline: April 18, 2008
Judging period: April 19 – May 12, 2008
Winners announced: May 12, 2008

Here’s some added incentive:
The 10 schools with the highest number of blogs will each receive 50 vouchers for credit towards Java certification (to be distributed by the ambassadors either to students who blogged and/or via Tech Talks). And the school with the most blogs total gets $250 USD cash for pizza at an upcoming Tech Talk.

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