Microsoft Small Basic Guru Award Winners! - May, 2014

The Small Basic Guru Awards celebrate the Small Basic articles on TechNet Wiki, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU!

Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from all corners of TechNet and MSDN!

See the links at the bottom, to find out more about the competition and how to enter.


We have picked the top three highest scored contributions for each category to bestow our awards upon. The awards are in gold, silver and bronze, the gold obviously being the top winner of the category. The last column is just a few of the comments judges made during the judging process. In some cases, we have not obtained permission to use the judges names, so they have been reduced to initials.


Guru Award  Small Basic Technical Guru - May 2014  

Gold Award Winner


Philip Conrod Programming Home Projects with Microsoft Small Basic: Chapter 1: Writing Programs Using Small Basic RZ: "Very systematic introduction." Ed Price: "Good overview article that covers all the basics!" Michiel Van Hoorn: "Nice introduction into the history of Basic. Needs to be updated to reflect current support for Windows version (Windows NT? LOL )"

Silver Award Winner


Philip Conrod Programming Home Projects with Microsoft Small Basic: Chapter 6: Flash Card Math Quiz Project Michiel Van Hoorn: "This article (or book chapter) is excellent material to learn how to envision, design and build your program. The actual example program is also very usable." Ed Price: "I love how this tutorial keeps building on itself as it goes!"

Bronze Award Winner


Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Variable RZ: "Very nice explanation of the concept of variables!" Michiel Van Hoorn: "Clear explanation and not frills" Ed Price: "Great article with fantastic formatting!"

Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:



If you haven't contributed an article for this month, and you have an idea for a wiki article, here's your chance! :D


More about the TechNet Guru Awards:


A huge thank you to EVERYONE who contributed an article to May's competition.

   - Ninja Ed