How to Win in InterSystems IRIS Online Programming Contest
Hi, participants of the InterSystems IRIS Online Programming Contest!
This is an announcement for the current and all the future participants of online contests.
To win the contest you need to gather the maximum votes of InterSystems Developer Community members.
Below are the few ideas of how to achieve that.
First of all, you need to build and submit the application which matches terms and the winner criteria:
- Idea and value - the app makes the world a better place or makes the life of a developer better at least;
- Functionality and usability - how well and how much the application/library does;
- The beauty of code - has a readable and qualitative ObjectScript code.
But even if you know exactly that your application is great you need to other developers to be sure in it too.
And here are three ways how you can make it:
0. Bugs and Documentation
Use the voting week to clean up the code, fix bugs and make an accurate documentation.
1. Article on DC
Write an article on Developers Community that describes how your app works and why this is the best application in the contest.
It works even better if you connect the article with an application and vice-versa. Example of an article that is connected and describes the app and the app has a linked article on DC (button Discuss).
2. Video on YouTube
Record the screencast where you show and pitch how your application works and solves problems.
3. Social Media
And we encourage you to advertise your OEX. application, article, and video in your social networks too.
These three recipes will help to make your application more visible and noticed and thus increase your chances to win!
Good luck and happy coding!