Nokia Coding Challenge coming to Atlanta on May 15


Headphones on. Tilt the seat back. Just steady codin’ as the keys get tapped. Get ready, because Nokia Developer is about to turn Atlanta(and other cities) into Dev City with its Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge.

They are hitting the road to 13-cities looking for developers who want to build an experience - not just another app. To kick off the Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge, Nokia Developer will hold hackathons across the US and Canada beginning in May. You can sign up individually or form your own team to build the coolest, baddest apps for the Windows Phone platform and Nokia Lumia devices.

Prizes will be awarded on site at each event for the top 3 created apps, top student created app, and most Nokia-branded developer (use your imagination). App winners will be judged on creativity, usability, technical difficulty and app presentation.

1st place: $500 gift card & Nokia Lumia 900

2nd place: $250 gift card & Nokia Lumia 900

3rd place: $100 gift card & Nokia Lumia 900

Student Winner: $150 gift card & Nokia Lumia 900

Most Nokia-Branded Dev :  $100 gift card & Nokia Lumia 900

At Nokia, they don’t have ordinary developers, so these won’t be ordinary hacks. They have some amazing experiences in store – like the Re-Charge Room - for developers to chill out between pounding out code. So come show off your skills and earn rewards. Space will be limited so register early.

The Challenge is on. See you in Atlanta on May 15! Make sure you are prepared - show up to the event with the Windows Phone developer tools installed on your machines.

For some great tips on getting ready for the event, read my colleague Joe Healy’s great blog post.