It sounds strange isn’t it? A chance to win Kinect Xbox 360 or Intel i7 laptop by just making an app? But it’s true! You can win both by building an app. The only condition is that you have to make an app using Windows Azure platform using datasets from the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket.
The Windows Azure Marketplace allows you to share, buy and sell building block components, training, premium data sets plus finished services and applications. The DataMarket section of the Windows Azure Marketplace provides trusted public domain and premium datasets from leading data providers in the industry such as United Nations, Data.gov, World Bank, Weather Bug, Weather Central, Alteryx, STATS, and Wolfram Alpha.
You just have to build an innovative app and submit that before March 31,2011 .To submit an app for the contest, just send the url to the firstname.lastname@example.org .
Intel i7 laptop or Kinect Xbox 360 are the big prizes. To kick off the Windows Azure development, check the Free 30 days Windows Azure platform pass. I will suggest participants to check our Cloud Computing and Windows Azure articles to know about the basics.
For other information related to contest check Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket contest.