[Contest] Review BuddyPress Media plugin and win upto $500

Cross-posted from rtCamp Blog

WordPress will be turning 10 years old on 27th May, 2013. Also, our parent company rtCamp’s BuddyPress Media plugin has also crossed 50,000 downloads recently.

To celebrate these events, rtCamp is running a contest where you can write a review of our BuddyPress Media plugin and can qualify for a prize worth US $500.

buddypress-media-contestHow to participate?

  1. Review BuddyPress Media and/or its addons in a blog post. Bouquets as well as brickbats are welcomed – just let it be an honest review.
  2. Post a link of the blog post in the comments section here.
  3. We will announce the prize winners on 28th May in celebration of WordPress turning 10 years old.
  4. The winners will be selected on the criteria of originality, correctness, presentation and influence (more details)

Prizes

Grand Prize $500 worth of rtCamp store credit
1st Runner-up $250 worth of rtCamp store credit
2nd Runner-up $100 worth of rtCamp store credit
3 x Special prizes $50 worth of rtCamp store credit each

The credit can be used on the rtCamp Store. The credit is transferable and winners can pass them on to friends, readers and users. 

As I mentioned earlier, the contest is run by our parent company rtCamp. So for further resources and help do visit the contest blog post as reference before you write the review.

Useful Links:

Contest closes on 27th May 2013 – while winners will be declared a day later on 28th May 2013. All the best to all participants.

Link: BuddyPress Media Review Contest

Google Announces Mapathon 2013 Contest to Improve Maps in India

Google has lately taken a big interest in improving their maps for India. Like three months ago, they introduced traffic updates for Indian cities and before that they had introduced displaying bus routes.

But Google wants more hand-on data and they want volunteers to get more useful data for Google Maps. They have announced that initiative called Mapathon 2013.

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What Google Maps wants?

You can register for Google’s Mapathon 2013 contest at this landing page. Ideally sign in with your Gmail account. The contest will run from Feb 12 to March 25. So you still have 3 days to go ahead and register before it starts.

What Google is trying to do here, is get a lot of Maps users to volunteer important information across India. Google is also offering prizes for the top 1000 contestants.

Prizes

  • Prizes on offer include 10 Samsung Galaxy Note 800 Android tablets.
  • 40 Samsung Galaxy S II phones.
  • 50 Flipkart gift coupons worth Rs. 5000.
  • The top 1000 contestants will get an free t-shirt too.

Chance to do good karma!

Thought prizes notwithstanding, I think it is a good idea to contribute to Google Maps from time to time. Especially with new information about important places like hospitals, correct names of roads and more.

Link: Google Mapathon 2013

Facebook Hacker Cup 2013: Winner Gets $10,000

Facebook is well known for its hacking competition. If you have seen the movie ‘Social Network’, it showed how hacking match-offs would take place and the winner would be offered a job at Facebook.

Though I would not know if those stories are real or not, but Facebook does have a lot of respect for the hacking community. They show this respect by hosting an annual programming contest called the Hacker Cup.

Facebook Hacker Cup

Facebook Hacker Cup Details

  • The competition starts on 25th January 2013. If you are interested in the competition, you can register at this link.
  • Anyone from around the world can register for the competition but read the terms while registering.
  • There will be a qualification round followed by 3 elimination rounds. All these rounds will be held online.
  • Final Onsite round will be held at Facebook offices at Menlo Park, California, US.

The Prize

  • The 1st place winner will get a cash prize of $10,000 USD.
  • The 2nd place winner gets $2000 USD and 3rd place winner gets $1000 USD.
  • The prize of $100 USD will be given to programmers who come in from 4th to 25th.

Link: Facebook Hacker Cup | Hacker Cup FAQ

Results: Winner of Pass for ABC Cloud Computing – India World Forum

Earlier this month, we announced a contest in which readers could retweet and win a free pass for the ABC Cloud Computing – India World Forum to be held in Mumbai, India on 12th October, 2011. We decided to pick the winner via Random.org.

After entering in all the names of participants into a list, we got the random name of Mridul.

Congratulations to Mridul and better luck next time to the other participants.

The winner will be notified through email and asked for particulars so the passes for the event could be arranged.

Video

Here is the video of the contest winner being picked randomly

Keep reading Devils’ Workshop for more exciting contests and updates.

[Contest] Retweet and Win Pass for ABC Cloud Computing – India World Forum

Editor’s Note: This contest is closed now. The results can be seen here.

Cloud computing is big business. Chances you are already using Cloud technology but just not aware of it. In India, the Cloud Computing industry in India is said to be worth $400 Million. This number is expected to be around $4.5 Billion by 2015.

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At the Cloud Computing World Forum – India, the ABC (Approach, Build, Connect) of Cloud Computing will be discussed.

Many IT Heads from major MNC companies like McDonald’s India, Cannon India, Deloitte India and more, will be key speakers at the event.

The Forum will be held on 12th October, 2011 – Mumbai, India.

Here is your chance to get a full conference pass free.

Contest Guidelines

#1. Post following status on your Twitter account:

[#Contest] Retweet & Win Pass for ABC Cloud Computing Event in #Mumbai, India http://t.co/GyMhfRS via @devils_workshop #cloudcomputing

#2. Copy and paste the URL of your Tweet in comments below indicating your interest in attending the Cloud Computing World Forum in India. When the contest closes, a lucky winner will be chosen using random.org.

The winner will be declared on 25th September, 2011 (contest extended from previous 20th September).

Note: Only your pass is free. Travel and stay is not included.

Link: Cloud Computing World Forum India

VISION Challenge from AMD & Free DIRT3 Game

AMD’s is running a contest to promote their new VISION technology. In this contest I (on behalf of Devils Workshop) was invited with 4 other participants. Our goal is to explore and promote this new technology from AMD. AMD has gifted every contest a HP Pavilion dm1 – 3210au laptop which has AMD’s vision technology at its core. ;-)

About VISION Technology

With AMD’s VISION Technology, you can enjoy videos in good HD quality, play games that demands high-end graphics smoothly, edit images/videos like a pro. This is made possible via AMD’s new APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) processors. These APU combines power of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and CPU (Central Processing Unit) in single chip. You can read more about AMD’s APU processor here.

This official page has all information about AMD’s VISION technology.

About VISION Challenge & DIRT3 Game Promocode

AMD is running a contest viz. VISION challenge where end-users will have to vote one of 5 chosen participants, that includes me. ;-)

One you go to any of our profile, and click VOTE button, you will be asked to completed a small form which will ask for your email address & birth-date.

Next, you will be asked a small set of simple questions about AMD’s VISION technology. You need to answer questions to record your vote.

After that first 1800 contests from each country will be given a free code to DIRT3 games.

So hurry up to win a free DIRT3 game code!

Link: VISION ChallengeYou can vote for me here

“Break In If You Can” – Real Online Hacking Contest from IIIT

“Break In If You Can” is official hacking contest organized by The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India.

This hacking contest is organized as part of Felicity, the annual cultural and technical festival, to be held from 18th – 20th February, 2011.

Real Hacking Contest!

Most hacking challenges creates a dummy site/scenario where organizers know in advance how far you can go! In most of those challenges, once you uncover security holes, you are often encountered with a lame message congratulating you.

But in this real hacking contest, you are expected to hack into IIIT Hyderabad’s website itself i.e. http://iiit.ac.in/

They have promised not to sue you but make sure if you break-in successfully rather than damaging and creating havoc, you contact organizers to claim your prize. ;-)

Prizes:

As per official site 1st Prize is Rs. 5000. But I personally feel that this hacking contest itself is bigger than any other prize! ;-)

Though, you can see complete list of prizes here.

Event Date:

The test run will be on Jan 29th, 2010 i.e. tomorrow and main contest will be on Jan 30th 2010. Time will be 10PM IST.

Link: Break In If You Can

Google is looking for geeky kids!

If  you love to program and are in the age group of 13 to 18 then here is your chance to show your programming skills . In an effort to encourage more participation to open source developments, Google is organizing a contest for pre-university students, around the world.

The contest starts on 22 November 2010.

Who can Participate?

  • Students within age of 13 to 18.
  • Contestant must be enrolled in a university, secondary school or in any other recognized educational institution.
  • All students will need a guardian’s permission to take part.

What would the students have to deal with?

Writing code, tasks involving creating and editing documents, research and much more.

For more information check out the FAQ’S about google code.in

This is a novel way to encourage young computer geeks, regarding programming. Also it will be quite useful to get the next generation of programmers hooked to the idea of open source.

What do you think about Google Code In initiative? Do drop in your comments.

Results: Winner of Premium WordPress Theme from ThemeJunkie

Last week we had announced a giveaway contest of Premium WordPress Theme from Theme Junkie. We had a pretty good response to the contest with over 60 re-tweets. Overall 26 contestants took part in this giveaway and the time to announce the winners is here.

Here is a video of selection of the winner through Random.org.

Congratulations to Jaydip Parikh on winning the Premium WordPress Theme from ThemeJunkie giveaway.

Also a big thank you to all the participants listed below for your support towards WpVeda.

The folks who took part in the contest.

  1. Hesham
  2. Kimberly Castleberry
  3. raza rahil hussain
  4. Karthikeyan
  5. MostlyBlog
  6. Ricky@ webhosting coupons
  7. Manveer Singh
  8. ravi
  9. Jaydip Parikh
  10. Shivendu Madhava
  11. Sauravjit
  12. arun kamath
  13. Rohit Sane
  14. Akash Malik
  15. Shashank
  16. Mezanul
  17. Deanna
  18. kosaidpo
  19. Sahil Malhan
  20. Sourav
  21. Joy
  22. Simrandeep Singh
  23. Izulcybercafe
  24. Avi Singh
  25. yuvraj
  26. Maximilien

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Retweet and Comment to Win Premium WordPress Theme from ThemeJunkie

Editors Note: This contest is over and the results were declared here.

ThemeJunkie is one of the popular Premium WordPress theme club and we are giving away complete package of ThemeJunkie Themes to one lucky winner.

ThemeJunkie have many popular WordPress theme in their garage and few of them are Portal WordPress theme, Mashable Style WordPress theme: Freshlife and many more.

If you win this contest, you will be eligible to download all the themes mentioned in their theme club here.

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How to Participate to Win Contest?

We are making this contest very simple. All you need to do is follow given steps and you can be one of winner to grab complete premium theme package.

1. Follow Wpveda on Twitter @wpveda

2. Retweet this post and comment with your tweeted link:

RT @wpveda Retweet to Win #Wordpress Premium Theme package http://su.pr/2CwFPr

3. Optionally you can Join Wpveda on facebook by hitting the like button on right sidebar.

When this contest will end and how Winner will be selected?

One lucky winner who followed all the steps mentioned above will be selected via Random.org and winner will be announced on 1st July 2010.