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Microsoft’s Developer Showdown is officially open

If you’ve been to Web Ramp Up last Thursday (2/26) for Microsoft’s Dev Days then you’ve probably heard about the launching of “œBest of the Best: Developer Showdown“ that is brought to us by Microsoft Philippines and Smart Communication.

This competition encourages local developers to create innovative web and mobile applications using Microsoft’s latest technologies (Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight, etc.) shown during Web Ramp Up.

This is only open to all professional developers who attended Web Ramp Up. If you missed it here in Manila then you can fly over to Cebu by March 13. All you need is a team of four and head over to MSDN Philippines to sign up.

As for the prize, it will be a Grand Developer showcase which includes P300,000 cash prize, a high-end laptop with P30,000 worth of prepaid Smart Bro load, 2 high-end phones and more.

Only 15 teams will qualify to compete on the pre-finals day with their entries based on the following criteria:

50% – Potential for Widespread Use on Mobile and Web
20% ““ Usability and User Experience ““ Next Generation
10% ““ Use of Microsoft Technologies
10% ““ Software Functionalities and Quality

Each team will present their entry to the board of judges ala thesis defense. To add more excitement, the selected teams will be housed in Fully Booked at Bonifacio Global City for 2 days to work on their project.

Registration and submission of entries is until March 18 only. For more information, you can call (02) 752-8843.

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  • Lurker John

    Oh.. that’s nice…

    This competition encourages local developers to create innovative web and mobile applications using Microsoft’s latest technologies (Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight, etc.) shown during Web Ramp Up.

    UNFORTUNATELY, the event winner used FLASH and just ASP.Net for their application. Definitely not the latest. 😀

  • Bermo

    “This competition encourages local developers to create innovative web and mobile applications using Microsoft’s latest technologies (Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight, etc.) shown during Web Ramp Up.”

    Unfortunately the winner was using Adobe Flash.

  • The Commentator

    Well, the event ended last Jun 27, 2009 3pm
    and guess what application is the winner?
    REAL (tech) Description:
    – Asp.Net
    – ADOBE Flash (for the animation and other stuff of the GAME [yes it is a game PET Society-Like game]).

    Judge’s Description (upon announcing the winner):
    – FULL Microsoft Latest Technology (oh really?)
    – Smart and Microsoft will be having profits out of it.. (how the heck MS will earn from that? isn’t it only SMART that will earn from it?)
    – Potential for Widespread use (really (again)?).

    Projects: P.E.T.S. (Pets Enthusiasts Tourney Smash!)
    The project is about having a digital community wherein users can nurture their own digital pets and use them to interact with other users within the network by means of battling, pet interactions, sharing, buying and trading of items. Interactions will be done through mobile phones and an online widget to greatly improve users’ experience.

  • wiseguy

    Well, who exactly took home the mulah?
    I want some names.

    Who is (or are) the best of the best?

  • wisecrack

    I think Smart has the last say who will be the winner, they chose the app that they think would be more inclined for their new platform which is sandbox

  • wiseguy

    Any background information on the winning team?
    Were there names published in Manila Bulletin or Inquirer?
    Big Mulah was at stake.

  • wisecrack

    hahaha are you planning to hold ’em up, I think you can just check http://developershowdown.spaces.live.com for details

  • wiseguy

    Kewl! Just in case we come across their resumes.

    1st Place Winner (Php300,000.00 + Laptop + Mobile Phones)
    Team Triumvirate

    Ricardo Monteverde
    Marc Pheenee San Diego

    2nd Place Winner (Mobile Phones)
    Team X Mobile

    Charmine Azajar
    Ronald Karlo Jarilla

    3rd Place Winner (Mobile Phones)
    Team EA3

    Allan Sta. Cruz
    Allan Paul Vizmanos
    Emman Tortoza
    Kevin Allan Hukom

    People’s Choice Award (Mobile Phones)
    Team GCS

    Jeffrey Bravo
    Rogelyn Chu
    Bermudes Galan
    Maximo Bautista

    Everybody wins in this competition. All teams will be registered to BizSpark where they can get the tools and support they need to realize their project and startup company. Congratulations to the other teams who participated!

    iBlaze
    Luigi Dollosa
    Vanessa Carlos
    Andrew Gonzaga
    Miguel Cueto

    FunMobile
    Warren Abundo
    Maureen Lopena

    Blazers
    Ian Lee de Lima
    Joy Albert de Jesus
    Carlos Angelbert Junlo
    Evita Galapandan

    Which one is the Cebu team?

  • cebuano7

    Where can I find the pics for Cebu Showdown?