[Updated Event Date] $1,000 cash and bragging rights for top mobile ‘code slingers’

by Mike Bollinger

Fusion Room, the local software development company behind the Minnesota Developers Conference, has created a new 12-hour competition called the Code Slingers Challenge.

On November 12, self-formed teams of 1-4 people will compete to build a native mobile application on their platform of choice. Development teams can choose to code for iPhone, Android, Windows, or Blackberry, and every team competes against the other regardless of platform chosen. Cross-platform tools for building native apps are also allowed, but mobile websites are not.

“It will be a lot of fun to see the developers compete for the top prize with the best of the team spirit and camaraderie,” said Fahran Muhammad, CEO of Fusion Room.

The creative concepting and design work is being done by Azul7, a Minneapolis digital brand strategy firm. The details and requirements of the application will not be revealed to developers until the start of the challenge at 11am on the day of competition. Development teams will then have 10 hours to sling together the best code they can.

Judging will commence at 9pm by the Code Slingers Challenge testing partner (yet to be determined). The team that develops the application with the most working features and the fewest bugs will win the competition and be awarded with $1,000 and a trophy.

Team registration is currently open.


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