Saturday, February 19, 2011

PHP on Azure and you in Vegas

If you're developing apps in PHP and you want a challenge that will get you some places, be sure to check out the PHP on Azure contest. Build an app with PHP, deploy it to Windows Azure and participate in a contest with a killer prize: an all-in trip to Las Vegas!

The rules are simple:
  • your app has to be written in PHP
  • preferably own development app
  • use as much as Windows Azure services
  • blog about overcoming this challenge (good/bad/ugly)
A jury will review your app and give you points on implementation, challenge and usage of Windows Azure technologies. But also on how you documented the process of deploying your app to Windows Azure.

Register before February 28, 2011. The contest itself runs from February 1, 2011 until May 15, 2011. If you register quickly, you can get attend a free Windows Azure training course given by Maarten "Mr. Azure" Balliauw on February 22, 2011.

Show the world your skills and participate. Full details of the contest can be found on http://phpazurecontest.com.

If you're unsure how to start, I'm working on an example application to be deployed anywhere, including Windows Azure.
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