Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • June 25, 2017, 05:42:23 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?  (Read 2881 times)

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 37,131
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« on: November 17, 2016, 10:05:50 AM »
I was thinking maybe we could have members donate some prizes to be given away to NANY 2017 coders.

I have a few older laptops that are in ok condition and are still quite usable that I could donate.  And possibly an android tablet or two.

Donors of prizes would choose who to give their prizes to, and donors would pay shipping costs (so it will cost you a bit to donate a gift!).

Thoughts?

wraith808

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 8,737
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 12:53:55 PM »
There are a couple of things with this - first of all, being that shipping.  I have something I'd be more than happy to contribute, but shipping it overseas would be prohibitive, so I'd want to do domestic, but that doesn't seem fair.  And then there's the idea of if they'd even want it.  How could we surmount these issues?

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 37,131
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 04:08:27 PM »
I figure these would be purely optional bonus little prizes.. so no one entering in NANY will be able to expect anything..  So if someone wants to offer up a prize it may be that no one will want it, and it may be that for cost reasons it can only be shipped within the same country.  They would just be some extras that might be available to spice things up.  Mugs (or tshirts) will go out to everyone who enters as normal.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 37,131
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 05:51:35 PM »
The fine folks at Help And Manual and Beyond Compare, two of my favorite developer tools, have agreed to donate some copies to give away to participants in this year's NANY.

p3lb0x

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 381
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2016, 11:23:44 AM »
I have some spare games from humble bundles if that can interest you

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 37,131
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2016, 11:42:46 AM »
I think what we should do is people can volunteer stuff after NANY, and then each participant can request what they want, so yeah, there may be games that participants want.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 37,131
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 08:32:47 AM »
The makers of Helpinator, another excellent help authoring tool, have donated some copies of their software for us to give away.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 37,131
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2016, 12:26:31 PM »
These are some pretty great rewards.. should be enough to wake up any slacking coders still on the fence about participating..

BGM

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 197
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2016, 01:07:04 PM »
That Help & Manual is an A-1, excellent application.  I have a licensed copy and I use it to make all the documentation for the apps I write - even the ones for NANY.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 37,131
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 04:08:12 AM »
All participants get a mug of course.. But how should we decide who gets the other donated prizes?
Any participants see a prize they particularly want?

Ath

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 2,944
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 05:37:43 AM »
But how should we decide who gets the other donated prizes?

Idea:
All NANY 2017 participants get to evaluate all entries except their own, and can only give each score (1-10) once. (Suggestion/appraisal by other members is ofcourse allowed ;D)
Most points entry's author wins first pick from the prize list. Then down the list.
Any author can pick only once/one prize, even with multiple entries/high-scores.
Fair?

Edit: dropped as we don't rate NANY entries
« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 07:02:04 AM by Ath, Reason: Dropped my idea. »

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 37,131
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2017, 05:40:20 AM »
It's may be "fair" but I think on reflection you'll agree it's not quite in line with the spirit of NANY, where we try not to judge and rank contributions.

So I think what I'm looking for here is for NANY participants to let me know if there is one of the extra "prizes" that they think they can make good use of for future programming projects, and then we can see where we stand..

Ath

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 2,944
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2017, 07:00:04 AM »
It's may be "fair" but I think on reflection you'll agree it's not quite in line with the spirit of NANY, where we try not to judge and rank contributions.
Yup, that's true, didn't take that in account. I'll just drop my idea.


I'd be interested in Beyond Compare, but I'm a heavy user of Compare It! (shareware by Grigsoft, development stopped), so I'm not sure if I'd be the best candidate for that. There are probably others that will make better use of BC :tellme:
« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 07:15:40 AM by Ath, Reason: typo »

Tuxman

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,855
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Donating Prizes for NANY 2017?
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2017, 09:22:33 AM »
I could need a new laptop.  ;D

I'd be interested in Beyond Compare, but I'm a heavy user of Compare It! (shareware by Grigsoft, development stopped), so I'm not sure if I'd be the best candidate for that.

I just noticed that my copy of ExamDiff has expired  :huh:, so I'd step in here.  8)