Judging the Adobe AIR Derby – Winners Announced

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The winners of the Adobe AIR Derby Contest have been announced and are listed in an article posted to Adobe’s latest revision of its Developer Connection site here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/air/articles/air_derby_winners.html. I was really excited to be asked to be one of the judges for the contest, along with Grant Skinner, Andre Charland and Chafic Kazoun – some really outstanding developers. It was quite an honor and privilege to help judge the entries. There were some pretty tough decisions in judging the entries but it was exciting to see all the amazingly cool stuff people are working on out there with AIR and get to play with each of the entries first hand. It was little intimidating to know that we were responsible for awarding such huge prizes Adobe put together: $100,000 in travel vouchers and the amazing dream developer systems, not to mention the squishy ball! I am hoping that in addition to the highlighted winners, that some of the other entries will get highlighted or showcased in some fashion down the road. If you are at Adobe MAX in Chicago this week, I think they will be talking more about the contest and winners in one of the keynotes and demoing the apps, but I’m not 100% sure – guess we will find out tomorrow morning. Which by the way if you are at MAX and recognize me, please stop me and say hi as I always enjoy getting to meet new people. Special thanks to Mike Chambers and Alisa Popolizio of Adobe for making the experience and process of judging the entries go so smoothly.

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