Wednesday, January 26, 2011

embeddedSPARK 2011 Challenge

Microsoft organizes the third edition of its international hobbyist competition for Embedded enthusiasts. The embeddedSPARK 2011 Challenge challenges you to “Experience Embedded” and to share your experience with the rest of the world. Think new, or reinvent, the way people interact with embedded devices. Create an embedded solution that seamlessly connects with PCs, media, online content, and data. Use the tools and technologies provided by the upcoming Windows Embedded Compact 7 to you make your vision a reality through rich, animated device user interfaces and connected experiences to productivity applications and the world of Windows.

Also this year I proposed an idea: KitchenPal.

How do YOU experience embedded?

First round ends on January 30th. You still have some time to submit you 3-pages summary and get a chance to win:

  1. an Embedded device equipped with Windows Embedded Compact 7 (75 round-one winners)
  2. a trip to Microsoft (Redmond) for a Major Embedded Event in June (top 3 finalists)
  3. The 1st prize winner will receive a cash prize of $15,000; second prize winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000; third prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Good luck!