December 2, 1998
O'Reilly's Palm Programming Contest Announced
Santa Clara, CA -- O'Reilly & Associates, the publishers of David Pogue's
PalmPilot: The Ultimate
Guide (O'Reilly, $29.95) and the upcoming
Palm Programming: The
Developer's Guide by Neil Rhodes and Julie McKeehan (O'Reilly, Dec 1998, $32.95), announced a Palm Programming Contest at the Second Annual Palm Computingb Platform Worldwide Palm Developer Conference in Santa Clara this week.
"There is some exciting and innovative work being done in PalmPilot
programming" said Tim O'Reilly, president of O'Reilly & Associates, "We were
looking for a way to reward this spirit of innovation."
PalmPilot developers may submit programs to
http://palmpilot.oreilly.com/contest/. One grand, one first place, and one second prize will be
awarded. In addition to those prizes, one "Pogue Prize" will be awarded for
the best application that either answers David Pogue's "10 Killer Apps that
Don't Exist but Should." (to be revealed in Pogue's speech Friday at the
Developer's Conference, and later to be posted to:
http://palmpilot.oreilly.com/) or "is something equally cool". David Pogue will be the sole judge of the
The deadline for entry is February 16, 1999. Winners, and a description of
their program (as well as downloading information) will be posted on
http://palmpilot.oreilly.com/ after February 16, 1998.
For a complete list of rules and prizes see:
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