The International DB2 User Group (IDUG) has recently launched the “Search for the XML Superstar” contest in the United States. This worldwide initiative is aimed at highlighting the benefits of DB2 and related technologies to database developers and university students.
The “Search for the XML Superstar” has five categories: XML application programming, ported applications, database gadgets, videos and query challenge. Contestants will participate in a combination of education, exposure to practical applications and “tests” that will validate understanding and ability to program IBM database technologies. Entries will be judged by an independent panel of DB2 professionals.
Participants in the contest will be eligible to win one of a series of great prizes. Those who submit star-quality entries could receive an all-expense paid trip to an IDUG conference, a Segway i2 personal transport system, a new laptop, an iPod, a Sony PlayStation 3 or a Nintendo Wii system. I don't know about you, but I think these are great prizes. I'd like the personal transport system :) The contest will also allow students to win opportunities for interviews and lab visits, and will enhance the skills that catch employers’ eyes on a resume.Developers will be able to gain recognition from world-class consultants and be celebrated for standing out among their peers.
For more information, visit xmlsuperstar.com.
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