Adobe India Developer Olympiad

Are you a student who likes Adobe Flex/Flash/Coldfusion? There is a chance to show your skills by participating in Adobe India Developer Olympiad. You can find more details on Raghu’s blog, Manish’s blog and ADO page.

Yeah, you need to be a student to participate in this contest. I don’t get why this contest not open for all developers in India?

I might be little biased over this, but I always find funny when I see some form like this asking your degree and branch.

Is it necessary? Why can’t you just live up with college name? A developer is developer, his/her degree helps him/her to solve problems but not you?
I mean, I am not able to figure out how this information would help in having a successful contest? Asking these details might make some folks think whether they are right one or not. Guys, it’s passion that matters for building community not degrees.

I hope this contest goes well and becomes successful. This is first contest of its kind for Adobe Flex/Coldfusion. There was one long back by Macromedia and ZDNetIndia, that was open for all.

  • reader

    Degree matters a lot. That is why there are engineering colleges and that is why there are branches.
    That is why computer science differs from electronic science and so on…
    I agree “A developer is developer” but still there is a difference between a developer who has studied comp. science and who has not.

  • >there is a difference between a developer who has
    >studied comp. science and who has not.
    I agree with you on this point. This doesn’t prove you need degree to do that.
    To be honest and you also know, not every CS student is passionate about what he/she is studying. Many of them even don’t know about latest stuff…Those who are passionate/interested know most of things.
    BTW! I didn’t mean to offend anyone, I respect everyone. My post was in context of community building and particularly this contest.
    Contest like this sees folks who are intested/curious/passionate about technology, there is nothing to do degree here. As said, degree helps developers and good for those who have.
    Once again, no offenses to anyone. I apologies if I offended you unintentionally. I have full respect for everyone.
    I believe, we all work/study hard at some point in life, some do it in college and some do it their own. Those who are good who would always find their way.
    Regards
    -abdul

  • Nisheet Jain

    “Yeah, you need to be a student to participate in this contest. I don’t get why this contest not open for all developers in India?”
    The idea of having such an olympiad is to create a jazz about flex in the student community.So that students also start using the flex technology. Had it been open to all developers in india, software professionals working on flex with good experience would have very easily beaten up the students. So the idea is to the olympiad fair 😉

  • >The idea of having such an olympiad is to create
    >a jazz about flex in the student community.
    >So that students also start using the flex
    >technology.
    I agree with your point, but I believe the idea is to create a developer community in India. I think, that is more important and can be easily done when developers familiar with technology can get together, network..through this contest or any other way.
    >Had it been open to all developers in india,
    >software professionals working on flex with good
    >experience would have very easily beaten up the >students. So the idea is to the olympiad fair 😉
    Not sure, anyone with good idea and right implementation wins. There could have been two catagories (students and professionals). I am not against this contest, not at all rather I appriciate that Adobe (specially Adobe India Flex team) came up with such a nice idea. But don’t you think same is required for the guys already familiar with Adobe Flex? Don’t you think, they need such kind of platform to be recognized and get motivated?
    I am sure, there would be another contest soon that would be open for all in India. US and other parts of world have have similar kind of contest in recent past.
    Regards
    -abdul

  • I am strongly disagree about MUST HAVING DEGREE.
    All the comparison should be based on knowledge than a degree. Currently world believes in it and after few years India will also follow it.
    Dhirubhai Ambani and a very new example is Mr. Lalu Prasad are never went to MBA college or ahmedabad (IIM) but still they did so far better than any scholar student of IIM.
    So even if engineers holds degree, yes thats very good but if other person is having good knowledge than him, no doubt he is really deserve more suitable for that technology, whitepaper or research.
    Well, these are just my 2 cents and not much about the contests. If all guru developers will participate in such competitons, how students will get courage?