Build an original, consumer-oriented client application that runs natively on Windows 7 and enter the Code7 Windows 7 Developer Contest to be eligible for prizes, including a trip to PDC09 in Los Angeles and a grand prize of $17,777.


Download the free Windows 7 SDK and build an application that addresses one or more of the following category topics:

  • Simplify My Life
  • More Media, More Places
  • Gaming
  • Work From Anywhere
  • Safeguard Your Work
  • Applications for a Better Tomorrow

The application must utilize at least one of the following Windows 7 technology features; however more weight in judging will be given to entries that utilize multiple features:

  • Libraries
  • Windows Touch
  • Shell Integration
  • DX11 (DirectX 11)
  • Sensor and Location Platform

Then you must create and submit a video in which you describe and demonstrate your application.


Contest ends on October 10, 2009. Entries received by 11:59 p.m. PT on August 15, 2009, will be eligible to win an “Early Bird” prize. Finalists will be chosen from seven geographic regions.


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