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Programming Contests Coming Soon.. Suggestions?
« on: November 11, 2005, 01:33:20 AM »
We are going to run a few programming contests with some software prizes.. The idea will be to try to get some small but useful freeware utilities written.

If anyone has some creative ideas for contests which are more ambitious than 2 day coding snacks but still reasonable, please post or email me.

Prizes will include development related tools like: VmWare, Camtasia, BB Flashback, and some surprises :)
« Last Edit: December 05, 2005, 12:29:03 PM by mouser »

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Re: Programming Contests Coming Soon.. Suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2005, 01:39:21 AM »
ps. like all freeware authors, participants in any programming contest would be granted automatic honorary membership status.

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Re: Programming Contests Coming Soon.. Suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2005, 02:20:38 AM »
First idea: further develop my idea from http://www.donationc.../index.php?topic=934 - with these features:

- to take the load off of the ShoutCast servers, make it somehow P2P so that users exchange the "now playing" stream data and not every user needs to load the same streams. This would also allow to update the stream info more often.
- add great ideas like skrommel's "change to stream if title contains foo*bar*title*" idea
- add something like Amazon's lovely "Customers who bought this book also bought" idea, like "User who watch what you watch also watch..." to help users to discover new streams based on their interest - many LOVE feature like this!
- add a simple, unobtrusive messaging option so one could talk to other users with the same taste to discuss stations, ideas, whatever
- add options like "always on top", "always on top until another program runs in full-screen mode" (video players or image viewers), etc.

:-*

In the long run, you could even add a sophisticated ripping option ("rip all" or "rip 160 MB" or "rip for 4 hours" or "rip if stream title contains foo*bar*title*"; this is legal AFAIK) and make this THE add-on program for every Winamp listener! Imagine how much publicity this could bring to the DC site! 8)

Yay!!  :up: :up: :up:


Completely unrelated but a new idea too:

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Programming Contests Coming Soon.. Suggestions?

« Last Edit: November 11, 2005, 02:25:54 AM by brotherS »

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Re: Programming Contests Coming Soon.. Suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2005, 02:29:12 AM »
i think we want to give the coders a little more choice in project -
but having a p2p project might be fun..