Computer Geeks Ninjas Only…
Editor’s Update: Thanks to a quick note from on of the guys at BALL North America, I’ve got a few more details on how this contest came about. Read on!
BALL Watch has teamed up with Microsoft to present the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest! Uh, OK. This is kind of a weird contest, but on the plus side, if you are a computer programmer — in the U.S. — who likes BALL watches, you can consider this a fantastic shot at winning a BALL watch!
Novices do not be deterred — just for “giving it the old college try” and submitting an entry, you will get a 20% off coupon for all BALL watches at authorized US retailers. All you have to do is figure out how to work the damn software and make it do something that BALL likes (“Build a Silverlight 4 application using Microsoft Expression Blend 4 that accurately represents the visual and technical functionality of the watch”). If only I had these skills!
How this contest came about:
The product evangelist for MS Silverlight loves BALL watches. He decided it would be awesome to model a BALL watch using this new software technology. Apparently it was much more difficult than he expected! So he came up with this idea as a way to get Silverlight designers excited about becoming more familiar with these tools.
We get to use and freely distribute all the final designs, so pretty much the top 21 selling BALL watches will be available to place on web sites or install on desktops by the end of August. Obviously, we expect to bring knowledge of our product to thousands of people.
Other prizes include:
- First Prize: Fireman II Watch (retail value $999)
- Honorable Mention: 20 Ball Watch Logo merchandise packages (retail value $119)
- All Entrants: All valid entrants will receive a coupon for 20% off Ball watches at authorized US retailers