Microsoft/Amazon Developer Contest

Microsot and Amazon have teamed up to offer a $5,000 prize for the best application built with Visual Studio 2005 and Amazon Web Services. The criteria are:

  • Creativity of Application
    The uniqueness of the idea or implementation.
  • AWS Service Integration
    The quality and extent to which the AWS services are integrated into the application as a whole.
  • Commercial Appeal
    The consumer or business value represented in the application, e.g., is there market appeal for the application?
  • Fit and Polish
    How good is the look and feel? How stable and robust is the application?

If you haven’t worked with Amazon’s web services you should take a peek; there’s a bit of a learning curve up front, but their power is astounding.

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