This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Alcatel Lucent’s Tim Cloonan and Jonathan Beard Speak at the Summit. Cash Prizes and Fun Goodies for Winners.
Alcatel-Lucent has announced the Open API Service Hackathon to do battle with their APIs for a chance at fame and fortune! Participatns have time until noon, November 10 2010, to either work in teams or alone to mash up Open API Service APIs with any other API you can find on ProgrammableWeb, and compete for prizes in several categories. The People's Choice and first prizes are 20,000 Rs. each, second prize is 15,000 Rs, third prize is 10,000 Rs and other fun stufff.
Contest categories are Gaming / Entertainment, Social Networking and Services / Commerce (search, shopping, etc). Platforms are iOS (Apple Devices), Android, Windows Mobile and any Web-Based Platform (can get to it via normal browser).
Sign up for the contest here: http://www.mobiledevelopersummit.com/mods/alu_hackathon_signuptest.html, learn about the finalist at the official brief by Tim Cloonan (Regional Manager for Community Evangelism, Alcatel-Lucent in Asia Pacific) at the summit on 10 November 2010. Vote for the People's Choice winner in the afternoon session by Jonathan Beard, Alcatel-Lucent Community Developer and lead judge for the hackathon.