Lab49 is a NYC + London software development company focused on innovation in the financial services sector. They are holding a contest to show off visualizations of financial services data in WPF.
“The Grand Prize winner will get airfare to New York City for two nights, passes to Microsoft’s Financial Services Developer Conference along with the “Ultimate WPF Developer’s Machine” to take home and all the fame that goes along with being the world’s best WPF Developer. (Paparazzi Included. Groupies optional.) Also, they’ll be getting an article/photo/profile in WindowsFS Magazine, the ultimate developer machine, a copy of Expression Studio, Visual Studio 2008, Vista Ultimate, a Zune, an Xbox 360 Elite + games and an WPF Signed T-Shirt. ”
The contest is being judged by a rockstar panel of Microsoft developers including:
The prizes are awesome. I love the industrial design of the Alienware cases. They are just nerdy and beautiful. I think I’m still going to upgrade my TiVO to a HD, but the Hanger 18 HD Entertainment Center is something I’ll at least look at.
Tim Sneath writes more about the phenomenal WPF application development work by Lab49. The contest is open to Canadians. This is an excellent opportunity to do a very focus design and development project. Early acceptance is February 14, 2008 with final submissions due February 29, 2008.