Thursday, October 1, 2015

Get involved! The OSGi IoT Contest 2015 Has Begun

So its Oct 1, 2015 and we are pleased to announce that the SDK for the OSGi IoT Contest 2015 is available as promised.  The Contest is open to all and you don't have to attend the OSGi Community Event to participate, although we would certainly love to see you there.

The OSGi Community Event is co-located with EclipseCon Europe and will be taking place from Nov 3 to 5, 2015 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. You can register for both conferences here.

The Contest SDK can be downloaded from the OSGi Alliance GitHub pages and its provided under Apache 2.0 licensing.

The release of this SDK signifies the launch of the OSGi IoT Contest for 2015 with the theme being trains.

The Contest is open from now until Wednesday November 4 if you are attending the OSGi Community Event in Ludwigsburg, or Oct 31 if you can't join us there.

We have also put together some pretty detailed guidelines [here, here and |here] on how you can participate in the Contest, along with key dates and deadlines, the SDK architecture and some important hints and tips. All of this information should set you well on your way to showing your peers your coding prowess and proficiency with OSGi.

The Contest this year is fully integrated with OSGi enRoute, which has been created to improve the developer experience when working with OSGi. Using enRoute gives developers who are newer to OSGi the perfect opportunity to try their hand at it, and moreover be in with the chance of winning a 200 Euro Amazon Gift certificate, or one of two 50 Euro runner up Amazon Gift certificates.

A dedicated OSGi IoT Contest forum has also been setup and we encourage everyone who is interested in the Contest to sign up and join the conversations.  There is no such thing as a stupid question in this forum, and you can ask anything you like about the Contest - technical, logistics, process, contest rules, you name it.

We can't wait to see your ideas and submissions.

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