Sunday, March 05, 2006

Comp updated.

So... What am I gonna do for this lovely competition? I have a couple of ideas floating around in my head that I think would be a good start, but I think you have to ask yourself what do you want out of this competition? Obviouly there is a nice prize on offer, but when I go to university this year I'll have access to all the tools I need on the MSDNAA so why would I want to enter?

Knowledge!

It seems a lot of people want to-do something along the lines of webservices, most of the entrees(word?) specialize in this subject. I want to try something I have no knowledge in but am interested in using going forward. Does this put me at a disadvantage? Of course it does, because other entrants are going to be on their hometurf and probably have lot's of code they can reuse.

Enough rambling, on to what I could do! Before you have an idea on how togo forwards you must know what you can develop.
1) allows C9 users to do something they couldn't have done or experienced before; 2) allows C9 users the ability to do a activity quicker or simpler; or 3) allows C9 users to have a richer experience interacting with C9 content.

Now what are my interests? Interactive entertainment(Fancy word for games) But how would you bring "entertainment*" to a text based medium? I have many ideas in my noggin that would be great fun to implement, but for now I'll keep them brewing in my head and will detail them next week ;) I'm such a tease.

*Yeah flamewars are a form of entertainment :P

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Channel9 Competition!

I am entering, and I have a great idea related to my personal intrests :D