Rock Paper Azure Challenge - Spring Fling Winners: Weeks 1 & 2

logo_rpaIn April, I announced the the Rock Paper Azure Challenge was back with a new Spring Fling round with winners every Friday through June 15, 2012.  I’m a little late in getting this information posted, but wanted to share the winners for weeks 1 & 2.  Congratulations to the top 3 bots from each week so far! 

Week #1 Winners – 4/20/2012

  1. choi – $50 Best Buy giftcard
  2. FistofImmortality – $25 Best Buy giftcard
  3. Protist – $10 Best Buy giftcard

Week #2 Winners – 4/27/2012

  1. TheJeffer – $50 Best Buy giftcard
  2. FistofImmortality – $25 Best Buy giftcard
  3. benrick – $10 Best Buy giftcard

Note: The bot named “Toidi” finished in 2nd place on 4/27/2012, but is not from the US. The Spring Fling round is open to US residents only.

If you haven’t taken the Rock Paper Azure Challenge yet, it’s time to get in the game!  There are 7 more weeks of weekly prizes left.  Just a reminder, at the end of the round on June 15, 2012, there will be three sweepstakes prizes awarded at the end on June 15, 2012 to randomly drawn entries in the Spring Fling round. All you have to do is get in the game for a chance to win:

What is the Rock Paper Azure Challenge?

AzureRPSLogoI first announced the Rock Paper Azure Challenge here back in April 2011.  The RPA Challenge is a fun way for developers to learn about Windows Azure and possibly win a few prizes along the way.  In short, you get to code a “bot” that will play the childhood game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” against other contestants’ bots.  The game allows you to flex your coding skills by rewarding developers for coming up with the best best “bot” algorithm.

Now is the time to get in the game and code your best bot!

Get started with the “Get Started” page on the Rock Paper Azure Challenge website.  This page has links to the downloads and screencasts that step you through the Bot coding process:

Get Started with Rock Paper Azure

Good luck this time around!  And if you have any questions, post them here or e-mail us at rockpaperazure AT