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Author Topic: NANY 2012 Ground Rules, Submission Template & Goals  (Read 4142 times)

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NANY 2012 Ground Rules, Submission Template & Goals
« on: June 23, 2011, 05:31:37 PM »
NANY 2012 Ground Rules

  • Pledges MUST be submitted no later than December 30, 2011, 11:59:59 GMT.  The clock is ticking...
  • Your pledged application must be brand-spanking new (to the world, if not to you); it cannot be an update of a previously released app
  • You reserve the right to withdraw a pledge; but please try to avoid this: it's a let-down, and careful thought beforehand can usually avoid the need
  • You can release teaser descriptions of your pledged app, to garner feedback
  • You may also release full-blown early betas of your app, to allow for beta-testing and more in-depth feedback
  • It is permissible for two or more participants to submit similar or even nearly identical (in terms of function) apps: it's a competition, after all!
  • You may enter more than one app, but I would discourage anyone from attempting more than two: think quality, not quantity.  That said, if you can enter more than two and assure thoroughness, go for it.  The emphasis here is on not over-extending yourself
  • You may enter a group pledge, in which two or more DC members team-up in the software-development cycle.  Be sure to announce it as such
  • It should go without saying that your app should avoid any racial slurs or pornographic content or innuendo, although it can make fun of mouser...

When you're ready to make a pledge, simply post a new topic in this section, with the title:
"Pledge: {app name}"

If you're posting an early beta-release for testing, title your post
"NANY 2012 Pledge {app name} and Early Beta"

Only your final release should be titled:
"NANY 2012 Release: {app name}"

You should use the following template for your pledge details, leaving out details that are not yet available.  My advice is that you copy this text and use it in your Personal Area, where you can edit/modify your post until you're satisfied with it, without others' seeing; then, when you're happy, copy/paste it into a new topic here:

[center][size=12pt][b][url=http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?board=304.0]NANY 2012[/url] Entry Information[/b][/size][/center]

[table]

[tr][td][b]Application Name[/b][/td][td][b] My App Name goes here...[/b][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Version[/td][td] 1.0.2.8 (replace with YOUR app's version info...[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Short Description[/td][td]insert a brief phrase that'll grab people's attention about your program[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Supported OSes[/td][td] Windows XP forward (replace this description as needed...)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Setup File[/td][td] [url=http://kyrathaba.dcmembers.com/my_programs/KyrHangmanSetups/KyrHangman1028Setup.zip]replace the link with your own url...[/td][/tr]
[tr]
[td]System Requirements[/td]
[td]
list any special requirements here...[/td][/tr]
[tr]
[td]Author Info[/td]
[td]might wanna insert a link to your profile page, your website, etc., here...[/td]
[/tr]

[tr]
[td]Description[/td]
[td]
Very important that you try to give an engaging description of your program here...[/td]
[/tr]

[tr]
[td]Features[/td]
[td]
list some of your app's prominent features...[/td]
[/tr]

[tr]
[td]Screenshots[/td]
[td]
you can insert inline images, or url links to online images here...
[/td]
[/tr]

[tr]
[td]Installation[/td]
[td]installation instructions go here...[/td]
[/tr]

[tr]
[td]Using the application[/td]
[td]
Any special pointers about using the app should go here...[/td]
[/tr]

[tr]
[td]Uninstalling[/td]
[td]
instructions for uninstalling go here...
[/td]
[/tr]

[tr]
[td]Known Issues[/td]
[td]
insert known issues here...
[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]



NANY 2012 Goals

Last year, there were a total of 48 Pledges.  Our goal this year is an even 50.

Last year, there were 34 apps released (6 of them late).  Our goals this year are 40 releases (5 or fewer late-releases).

Last year, there were a total of 8 withdrawn Pledges.  Let's shoot for 6 or fewer this go-round!


As we gear up and the posts begin to gain momentum, consider showing your support, and giving encouragement, to those Pledges you admire or have high hopes for, by giving a donation to the coder behind it.  Even if you donate a fraction of a dollar, at least that coder received some acknowledgment of their hard work, and will think "Hmm, someone is paying attention...."  This can be critical, as many coders have busy lives and it's a struggle to find the time to pump out a decent app.

If, at any time, you have a concern, question, or suggestion regarding this year's NANY competition, feel free to PM me here on the forum.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2011, 05:29:12 AM by mouser »

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Re: NANY 2012 Ground Rules & Goals
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 05:44:10 PM »
That's a lot of pledges and releases.. we all better get started now!

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Re: NANY 2012 Ground Rules & Goals
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 07:42:47 PM »
Yep!  Everybody GIT 2 IT!  :D

BTW, I updated my OP above to include a template people can use for submitting their Pledges/Releases.

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Re: NANY 2012 Ground Rules, Submission Template & Goals
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 06:55:13 AM »
Reminder:

Pledges MUST be submitted no later than December 07, 2011, 11:59:59 GMT.  The clock is ticking...

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Re: NANY 2012 Ground Rules, Submission Template & Goals
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 08:05:50 AM »
87 days remaining to get your NANY submissions in, folks!  :D

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Re: NANY 2012 Ground Rules, Submission Template & Goals
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 06:48:21 AM »
We are currently 36% of the way to meeting our goal of 50 Pledges.  We need another 32 Pledges to meet this year's goal of 50 Pledges!

Bear in mind that this deadline is only for the pledge submission, not your final app submission.  Development/feedback/revision-improvement can continue right up until the end of the year!!

Folks may want to bookmark this countdown web-page, or even make it part of your homepages-tabs, to help motivate you.  We have many talented coders.  We can meet our goal!!  :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: December 10, 2011, 05:32:13 AM by mouser »

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Re: NANY 2012 Ground Rules, Submission Template & Goals
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 07:55:29 AM »
NEW Pledge Deadline (at 11:59:59 PM Greenwich Mean Time on December 30, 2011).
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Re: NANY 2012 Ground Rules, Submission Template & Goals
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 05:32:54 AM »
I've updated thread to make clear that the pledge deadline is extended up until days before new year -- so everyone is welcome to participate.