1. August 2007 07:35
I won 8th place in the July 2007 contest for Community Credit. You may be thinking...wow, 8th place. Well, even for a dedicated geek such as myself, it can be difficult to compete against some of the other developers who are passionate about getting involved with the community.
In case you aren't familiar with Community Credit, it is a site operated by David Silverlight with the sole purpose of rewarding people actively involved in the developer community. Essentially, people compete each month to earn points by blogging, attending technical events, giving technical presentations, participating in forums, etc. Those with the highest number of points each month win a prize. It is an awesome way to encourage community involvement. To make things even more interesting, Community Credit is popular for the motto: "We give stupid prizes to smart people." I love the wacky variety of prizes that are given out each month.
So, what do you get for 8th place? Well, it isn't as cool as my last prize, but I won the Amazing Puzzle Bank. Here is the excerpt and image from Community Credit:
Making a deposit....easy. Making a Withdrawal?... Not so easy
The perfect combination of a challenging puzzle and an intriguing bank that holds cash, gift cards, checks and small gifts. It's easy to make a deposit, but just try to make a withdrawal! You'll need steady hands to guide the ball through the maze to unlock the door.