Update (25 September 2012): This award is complete – we’ve run out of devices. Thanks to everyone who contributed – there were many more great articles than we were able to feature.
Update (3 September 2012): This award has excited a lot of interest from the community. I’ve managed to secure at least four more devices for future featured articles and projects.
Most weeks the Wiki and Project moderators feature an article and project that we think are particularly useful, interesting or cool. We promote these on the home page (wiki/projects), blog (wiki/projects) and also on Facebook and Twitter.
Over the coming weeks we’ll be awarding a brand new Lumia 800 device to the authors/owners of newly featured articles and/or projects related to Windows Phone. We hope this encourages you to contribute even more great Windows Phone articles and projects.
How are the featured article and project selected?
The moderators for projects and wiki select the featured projects and articles, respectively. In both cases we’re looking for content that will be interesting and useful for other developers.
When selecting featured articles we tend to look for well written articles that have a build-able code examples, screenshots and videos. Great articles usually provide a good overview of the topic along with links to other good material. We favour unique articles that cover material that isn’t duplicated elsewhere, or which “adds significant value” over an existing article (for example, articles that expands on reference and guide material with diagrams, code examples, tricks and tips for usage and optimisation). For more ideas on what makes a better article, see our Wiki Article Review Checklist.
The project moderators similarly look for projects that cover interesting subject matter, do something in a “better” or “different” way, provide useful libraries or tools for other developers to reuse, or which have social worth. Projects which make good use of the project infrastructure (discussions, tickets, wiki) etc and which build a community are valued more highly than those which dump code (however interesting). Simple projects can be featured, but they need to be imaginative.
A few rules
- We have
foureight Lumias to give away.
- Devices are only awarded to Windows Phone related projects/articles. Note that the moderators may not select Windows Phone content in any given week
- Nokia employees and subcontractors are not eligible to receive a device (if their articles/projects are featured)
- Only one prize will be awarded to a single person, even if multiple articles/projects are featured.
- Devices will be allocated to the eligible recipients until they have all been awarded.
The moderation teams are looking forward to seeing what you can come up with!