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digitalmars.D.announce - D Article Contest - win an iPad2

reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
D Article Contest!

First Prize: iPad 2 wifi 16Gb

Write an article about the D programming language. The articles submitted will 
be voted on by the participants in the digitalmars.D newsgroup. Vote tallies 
determine the winners!

Article submission deadline: before June 1, 2011, GMT
Voting deadline: before June 8, 2011, GMT


Author Rules

1. Article is submitted under the Creative Commons License
2. Digital Mars may submit the article on your behalf to publishers like DDJ
and 
Artima.com
3. You will receive any proceeds from those submissions in addition to any
prize 
money
4. Digital Mars may post the submitted articles on the 
d_programming_language.org web site
5. You may post article drafts at any time, collect feedback, and revise up 
until the submission deadline
6. Article must be about the D programming language
7. You may submit as many articles as you wish
8. Anyone may enter
9. Final submissions are to be posted to the digitalmars.D newsgroup with 
[Submission] in the Subject line


Voting Rules

1. You must have used your handle to post to the digitalmars.D newsgroup prior 
to this announcement
2. One vote per handle
3. Voting will be done on the digitalmars.D newsgroup


Winner Rules

1. Ties split the cash equivalent
2. Optional cash equivalent
3. Winner is responsible for any taxes on prize
Mar 29 2011
next sibling parent Emil Madsen <sovende gmail.com> writes:
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On 30 March 2011 07:40, Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> wrote:

 D Article Contest!

 First Prize: iPad 2 wifi 16Gb

 Write an article about the D programming language. The articles submitted
 will be voted on by the participants in the digitalmars.D newsgroup. Vote
 tallies determine the winners!

 Article submission deadline: before June 1, 2011, GMT
 Voting deadline: before June 8, 2011, GMT


 Author Rules

 1. Article is submitted under the Creative Commons License
 2. Digital Mars may submit the article on your behalf to publishers like
 DDJ and Artima.com
 3. You will receive any proceeds from those submissions in addition to any
 prize money
 4. Digital Mars may post the submitted articles on the
 d_programming_language.org web site
 5. You may post article drafts at any time, collect feedback, and revise up
 until the submission deadline
 6. Article must be about the D programming language
 7. You may submit as many articles as you wish
 8. Anyone may enter
 9. Final submissions are to be posted to the digitalmars.D newsgroup with
 [Submission] in the Subject line


 Voting Rules

 1. You must have used your handle to post to the digitalmars.D newsgroup
 prior to this announcement
 2. One vote per handle
 3. Voting will be done on the digitalmars.D newsgroup


 Winner Rules

 1. Ties split the cash equivalent
 2. Optional cash equivalent
 3. Winner is responsible for any taxes on prize

Lets hope its not a tie, such a shame to split an iPad ;) -- // Yours sincerely // Emil 'Skeen' Madsen --0016364c775729475a049fad3cf4 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable <div class=3D"gmail_quote">On 30 March 2011 07:40, Walter Bright <span dir= =3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:newshound2 digitalmars.com">newshound2 digit= almars.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style= =3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;"> D Article Contest!<br> <br> First Prize: iPad 2 wifi 16Gb<br> <br> Write an article about the D programming language. The articles submitted w= ill be voted on by the participants in the digitalmars.D newsgroup. Vote ta= llies determine the winners!<br> <br> Article submission deadline: before June 1, 2011, GMT<br> Voting deadline: before June 8, 2011, GMT<br> <br> <br> Author Rules<br> <br> 1. Article is submitted under the Creative Commons License<br> 2. Digital Mars may submit the article on your behalf to publishers like DD= J and Artima.com<br> 3. You will receive any proceeds from those submissions in addition to any = prize money<br> 4. Digital Mars may post the submitted articles on the <a href=3D"http://d_= programming_language.org" target=3D"_blank">d_programming_language.org</a> = web site<br> 5. You may post article drafts at any time, collect feedback, and revise up= until the submission deadline<br> 6. Article must be about the D programming language<br> 7. You may submit as many articles as you wish<br> 8. Anyone may enter<br> 9. Final submissions are to be posted to the digitalmars.D newsgroup with [= Submission] in the Subject line<br> <br> <br> Voting Rules<br> <br> 1. You must have used your handle to post to the digitalmars.D newsgroup pr= ior to this announcement<br> 2. One vote per handle<br> 3. Voting will be done on the digitalmars.D newsgroup<br> <br> <br> Winner Rules<br> <br> 1. Ties split the cash equivalent<br> 2. Optional cash equivalent<br> 3. Winner is responsible for any taxes on prize<br> </blockquote></div><br><br><div>Lets hope its not a tie, such a shame to sp= lit an iPad ;)<br clear=3D"all"><br>-- <br>// Yours sincerely<br>// Emil &#= 39;Skeen&#39; Madsen<br> </div> --0016364c775729475a049fad3cf4--
Mar 29 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisProg gmx.com> writes:
On 2011-03-29 22:40, Walter Bright wrote:
 D Article Contest!
 
 First Prize: iPad 2 wifi 16Gb
 
 Write an article about the D programming language. The articles submitted
 will be voted on by the participants in the digitalmars.D newsgroup. Vote
 tallies determine the winners!
 
 Article submission deadline: before June 1, 2011, GMT
 Voting deadline: before June 8, 2011, GMT
 
 
 Author Rules
 
 1. Article is submitted under the Creative Commons License
 2. Digital Mars may submit the article on your behalf to publishers like
 DDJ and Artima.com
 3. You will receive any proceeds from those submissions in addition to any
 prize money
 4. Digital Mars may post the submitted articles on the
 d_programming_language.org web site
 5. You may post article drafts at any time, collect feedback, and revise up
 until the submission deadline
 6. Article must be about the D programming language
 7. You may submit as many articles as you wish
 8. Anyone may enter
 9. Final submissions are to be posted to the digitalmars.D newsgroup with
 [Submission] in the Subject line
 
 
 Voting Rules
 
 1. You must have used your handle to post to the digitalmars.D newsgroup
 prior to this announcement
 2. One vote per handle
 3. Voting will be done on the digitalmars.D newsgroup
 
 
 Winner Rules
 
 1. Ties split the cash equivalent
 2. Optional cash equivalent
 3. Winner is responsible for any taxes on prize

And what do you mean by an article on the D Programming Language? A general article on the language itself? An article related to D? I recently started writing an article on ranges in D, since there have been requests for a good article/tutorial on ranges. Would that qualify? Or are you looking for something else? - Jonathan M Davis
Mar 30 2011
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 3/30/2011 12:05 AM, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
 And what do you mean by an article on the D Programming Language? A general
 article on the language itself? An article related to D?

On the language, or on using D, or on designing programs in D, etc. An article only mentioning D incidentally would not qualify.
 I recently started writing an article on ranges in D, since there have been
 requests for a good article/tutorial on ranges. Would that qualify? Or are you
 looking for something else?

Yes it qualifies.
Mar 30 2011
parent reply "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"Walter Bright" <newshound2 digitalmars.com> wrote in message 
news:imulpu$20c7$1 digitalmars.com...
 On 3/30/2011 12:05 AM, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
 And what do you mean by an article on the D Programming Language? A 
 general
 article on the language itself? An article related to D?

On the language, or on using D, or on designing programs in D, etc. An article only mentioning D incidentally would not qualify.

I don't mean to split hairs or beat a semantic horse here (or abuse metaphors ;)), but what about an example-heavy article that's about some programming technique and just happens to use D for all the examples (and uses D terminology when talking about the code)? Or an article about using a particular library that's written for D?
Mar 31 2011
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 3/31/2011 6:59 PM, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
 I don't mean to split hairs or beat a semantic horse here (or abuse
 metaphors ;)), but what about an example-heavy article that's about some
 programming technique and just happens to use D for all the examples (and
 uses D terminology when talking about the code)?

Yes, that'd be cool!
 Or an article about using a particular library that's written for D?

That too!
Mar 31 2011
prev sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 3/31/2011 7:15 PM, Andrej Mitrovic wrote:
 *When I say tutorials I don't mean tutorials on the language itself.
 But a tutorial on how to create some type of software by using D.

Yes to both.
Mar 31 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 3/29/2011 10:40 PM, Walter Bright wrote:
 Author Rules

I should add that it should not be a previously posted/published article.
Mar 30 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Mike Linford <mike.linford.reg gmail.com> writes:
 I recently started writing an article on ranges in D, since there have
 been requests for a good article/tutorial on ranges.

I'd just like to say that I look forward to reading this and would greatly appreciate it. :-) -- --Mike Linford
Mar 30 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply simendsjo <simen.endsjo pandavre.com> writes:
Very nice initiative. D needs more articles and publicity.

Hopefully many people will write articles even if they are know they
are not able to compete for the grand prize - an article written by me
cannot compete with Andrei or Bartosz :)

 2. Digital Mars may submit the article on your behalf to publishers

Where would the articles that's not quite up to that quality standard go? codeproject.com? digitalmars.com? d-programming-language.org?
Mar 30 2011
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 3/30/2011 4:55 AM, simendsjo wrote:
 Very nice initiative. D needs more articles and publicity.

 Hopefully many people will write articles even if they are know they
 are not able to compete for the grand prize - an article written by me
 cannot compete with Andrei or Bartosz :)
 2. Digital Mars may submit the article on your behalf to publishers

Where would the articles that's not quite up to that quality standard go? codeproject.com? digitalmars.com? d-programming-language.org?

Suggestions for where particular articles should go would be welcome.
Mar 30 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 03/30/2011 12:40 AM, Walter Bright wrote:
 D Article Contest!

Posted to reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/gepwf/ipad2_contest_write_an_article_on_d_by_june_1st/ Andrei
Mar 30 2011
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Mar 30 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
What about tutorials? Allowed?
Mar 31 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
*When I say tutorials I don't mean tutorials on the language itself.
But a tutorial on how to create some type of software by using D.
Mar 31 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Robert Clipsham <robert octarineparrot.com> writes:
On 30/03/2011 06:40, Walter Bright wrote:
 D Article Contest!

 First Prize: iPad 2 wifi 16Gb

 Write an article about the D programming language. The articles
 submitted will be voted on by the participants in the digitalmars.D
 newsgroup. Vote tallies determine the winners!

 Article submission deadline: before June 1, 2011, GMT
 Voting deadline: before June 8, 2011, GMT


 Author Rules

 1. Article is submitted under the Creative Commons License
 2. Digital Mars may submit the article on your behalf to publishers like
 DDJ and Artima.com
 3. You will receive any proceeds from those submissions in addition to
 any prize money
 4. Digital Mars may post the submitted articles on the
 d_programming_language.org web site
 5. You may post article drafts at any time, collect feedback, and revise
 up until the submission deadline
 6. Article must be about the D programming language
 7. You may submit as many articles as you wish
 8. Anyone may enter
 9. Final submissions are to be posted to the digitalmars.D newsgroup
 with [Submission] in the Subject line


 Voting Rules

 1. You must have used your handle to post to the digitalmars.D newsgroup
 prior to this announcement
 2. One vote per handle
 3. Voting will be done on the digitalmars.D newsgroup


 Winner Rules

 1. Ties split the cash equivalent
 2. Optional cash equivalent
 3. Winner is responsible for any taxes on prize

This is the first draft of my (first?) article, a little number on using fibers in D. http://octarineparrot.com/article/view/getting-more-fiber-in-your-diet It is just a first draft, I'd appreciate any feedback you can give. -- Robert http://octarineparrot.com/
Apr 04 2011
next sibling parent reply bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Robert Clipsham :

 It is just a first draft, I'd appreciate any feedback you can give.

I suggest to add values to the x scale too of the graphs. Bye, bearophile
Apr 05 2011
parent reply Robert Clipsham <robert octarineparrot.com> writes:
On 05/04/2011 10:35, bearophile wrote:
 Robert Clipsham :

 It is just a first draft, I'd appreciate any feedback you can give.

I suggest to add values to the x scale too of the graphs. Bye, bearophile

I wanted to do this, for some reason I can't find an option in Google Spreadsheets to do it. I'd happily change the graph to show them if I could find out how. -- Robert http://octarineparrot.com/
Apr 05 2011
parent Robert Clipsham <robert octarineparrot.com> writes:
On 05/04/2011 15:42, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
 I wanted to do this, for some reason I can't find an option in Google
 Spreadsheets to do it. I'd happily change the graph to show them if I
 could find out how.

I'd say it's worth hand-adding it using an image editor if you can't figure it out. The graph absolutely needs the x axis to be worth anything. Sorry, no idea how to do it in google spreadsheets. You may want to try open office.

Hacked in a couple of numbers with an image editor, hopefully they all line up, I wouldn't count on it though.
 Another note, you should change noPeople and noNutrients to numPeople
 and numNutrients, because noPeople looks like "no people".

Done. Thanks!
 -Steve

-- Robert http://octarineparrot.com/
Apr 05 2011
prev sibling parent "Steven Schveighoffer" <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:22:56 -0400, Robert Clipsham  
<robert octarineparrot.com> wrote:

 On 05/04/2011 10:35, bearophile wrote:
 Robert Clipsham :

 It is just a first draft, I'd appreciate any feedback you can give.

I suggest to add values to the x scale too of the graphs. Bye, bearophile

I wanted to do this, for some reason I can't find an option in Google Spreadsheets to do it. I'd happily change the graph to show them if I could find out how.

I'd say it's worth hand-adding it using an image editor if you can't figure it out. The graph absolutely needs the x axis to be worth anything. Sorry, no idea how to do it in google spreadsheets. You may want to try open office. Another note, you should change noPeople and noNutrients to numPeople and numNutrients, because noPeople looks like "no people". -Steve
Apr 05 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
A couple of people have posted drafts of articles for this contest to the n.g.

I think that's great!

But since this is a contest, I hope everyone will understand that I think it 
would be inappropriate of me to comment on the content of them until the
contest 
is over.

Except keep the articles coming!
Apr 07 2011
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/7/2011 7:39 PM, Caligo wrote:
 In the rules there is no mention that the article should try to
 promote the D programming language rather than, say, criticize it
 because of its current state.  One could write an article that
 portrays D negatively and receive majority of the votes.  Would the
 author of that article still receive the prize?

Yes.
Apr 07 2011
prev sibling parent reply simendsjo <simen.endsjo pandavre.com> writes:
I don't see why is it inappropriate of you to comment on them.
Shouldn't the winner be picked by the most votes?
In that case, you have a vote like everyone else, and should also be
allowed to comment.
Apr 08 2011
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/8/2011 12:05 AM, simendsjo wrote:
 I don't see why is it inappropriate of you to comment on them.
 Shouldn't the winner be picked by the most votes?
 In that case, you have a vote like everyone else, and should also be
 allowed to comment.

While technically you are correct, I still think it is unseemly for me to appear to try and influence the vote.
Apr 08 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Caligo <iteronvexor gmail.com> writes:
In the rules there is no mention that the article should try to
promote the D programming language rather than, say, criticize it
because of its current state.  One could write an article that
portrays D negatively and receive majority of the votes.  Would the
author of that article still receive the prize?
Apr 07 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Robert Clipsham <robert octarineparrot.com> writes:
On 30/03/2011 06:40, Walter Bright wrote:
 D Article Contest!

 Voting Rules

 1. You must have used your handle to post to the digitalmars.D newsgroup
 prior to this announcement
 2. One vote per handle
 3. Voting will be done on the digitalmars.D newsgroup

Question: Are votes per-article or per-author? If it's per-article it could lead to a situation where an author has the most votes but someone else's article has the most votes, per-author this isn't a problem. Of course if it's per author, it could lead to an author monopolizing the contest... -- Robert http://octarineparrot.com/
Apr 08 2011
parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 4/8/11 10:35 AM, Robert Clipsham wrote:
 On 30/03/2011 06:40, Walter Bright wrote:
 D Article Contest!

 Voting Rules

 1. You must have used your handle to post to the digitalmars.D newsgroup
 prior to this announcement
 2. One vote per handle
 3. Voting will be done on the digitalmars.D newsgroup

Question: Are votes per-article or per-author? If it's per-article it could lead to a situation where an author has the most votes but someone else's article has the most votes, per-author this isn't a problem. Of course if it's per author, it could lead to an author monopolizing the contest... -- Robert http://octarineparrot.com/

If you're an author prolific enough to produce two or more quality articles within the time frame, I'd say you deserve to accumulate the votes. This is not a supermarket sale with "one per family please". The more articles, the better for everybody. Of course Walter decides. Andrei
Apr 08 2011
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/8/2011 8:41 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 On 4/8/11 10:35 AM, Robert Clipsham wrote:
 On 30/03/2011 06:40, Walter Bright wrote:
 D Article Contest!

 Voting Rules

 1. You must have used your handle to post to the digitalmars.D newsgroup
 prior to this announcement
 2. One vote per handle
 3. Voting will be done on the digitalmars.D newsgroup

Question: Are votes per-article or per-author? If it's per-article it could lead to a situation where an author has the most votes but someone else's article has the most votes, per-author this isn't a problem. Of course if it's per author, it could lead to an author monopolizing the contest... -- Robert http://octarineparrot.com/

If you're an author prolific enough to produce two or more quality articles within the time frame, I'd say you deserve to accumulate the votes. This is not a supermarket sale with "one per family please". The more articles, the better for everybody. Of course Walter decides.

As it's an article contest, the votes would be for articles. While Andrei's thoughts are sensible, I don't want to try and change things midstream.
Apr 08 2011
prev sibling parent Luis Carlos Moreira da Costa <tcljava gmail.com> writes:
Very Interesting!
May 31 2011