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Technical Article Contest: InterSystems IRIS Tutorials

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Technical Article Contest: InterSystems IRIS Tutorials

Welcome to the 5th InterSystems technical article writing competition!  

Write an article that can be considered a tutorial for InterSystems IRIS  programmers of any level: beginner / middle / senior from February 19th to March 17th.

👉 Full contest details here.


❗️ Any article written during the contest period and satisfying the requirements below will automatically* enter the competition:

  • The article must be a tutorial** on the InterSystems IRIS topic. It can be either for beginners, middle or senior developers.
  • The article must be in English (incl. inserting code, screenshots, etc.).  
  • The article must be 100% new (it can be a continuation of an existing article not submitted for the contest).  
  • The article cannot be a translation of an article already published in other communities.  
  • The article should contain only correct and reliable information about InterSystems technology.
  • The article has to contain the Tutorial tag.
  • Article size: 400 words minimum (links and code are not counted towards the word limit).  
  • Articles on the same topic but with dissimilar examples from different authors are allowed.

* Articles will be moderated by our experts. Only valid content will be eligible to enter the contest.
** Tutorials provide step-by-step instructions that a developer can follow to complete a specific task or set of tasks.


If the article satisfies some additional requirements listed here, it gets additional Expert votes.

Contest period & Voting

February 19th to March 17th Publication of articles and voting time (both for Experts and DC members). 

❗️ DC members can vote for published articles with Likes = votes.


1. Prize for everyone who enters the contest:

🎁 Terra Thread Fairtrade Waist Pack

2. Expert Awards – articles will be judged by InterSystems experts:

🥇 1st place: iPad10th generation

🥈 2nd place: Beats Fit Pro True Wireless Earbuds

🥉 3rd place: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32 GB)

3. Developer Community Award – article with the most likes:

🎁Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32 GB)

To read and discuss the rules, topics & bonuses, go to:
 Contest Announcement 
✓ InterSystems Discord Chat

February 19 - March 17, 2024
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