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Sat, March 11 2017, 12:00 AM - Mon, May 01 2017, 12:00 PM [EST]

About the Event


Attention .NET Developers!!!  Participate in this truly unique contest and compete for a chance to win $2,000!


That’s right. We are offering a $2,000 first prize for the most innovative use of our technology. Within just a few hours you will be surprised how much you can accomplish with our .NET Developer SDK. In addition, your work could be advertised nationally and promoted at customer locations worldwide as part of our solutions and earn significant additional revenue if you so desire.


About Enzo Unified


So… what is Enzo Unified? Simply put, Enzo Unified is a server that simplifies access to complex services and hardware by exposing everything as a native REST and SQL endpoint. This is accomplished by the existence of "Adapters" that know how to communicate with those complex services, such as Twitter, Microsoft Dynamics, SalesForce… and so forth.


Because Enzo Unified works with both native SQL and REST requests, the advantages differ based on which protocol you use to communicate with Enzo. And because Enzo Unified is a "server" product, it can be installed in the cloud, or in a data center.  All complex API processing happens inside Enzo Unified. 


For developers, this means that client applications, such as IoT devices, mobile apps, and even regular .NET applications can communicate to Enzo Unified using simple REST commands, without having Nuget packages, NPM packages, or other SDKs. The heavy lifting happens centrally inside Enzo Unified. It also means the client applications can be Javascript, Java, or other non-Microsoft technologies.


For database administrators, using Enzo Unified means that SQL Server can tap into a world of data directly, enabling direct database message exchanges, SQL to no-sql communication, sending messages on a Message Bus from a Stored Procedure, sending text messages from a Trigger, accessing flat files stored on an FTP site from a View, and much more.


To give you a better understanding of what Enzo Unified does, follow these links:


-          CHANNEL 9 VIDEO:  Herve and Data Aggregation on Steroids (link)

-          Accessing SalesForce data with Enzo Unified (link)

-          Accessing SharePoint data (link)

-          Accessing data from SQL R-Services (link)

-          Emulate IoT Devices for Azure IoT Hub with Enzo – LAB (link)


What You Could Build


Using the Enzo Unified SDK, you could build an adapter that accesses something unique: sensor information, IoT development, real-time stock quotes, payment services, locate phones in real-time… and make these capabilities available through simple REST and/or SQL commands.  You could build things that are rather unique; for example you could easily create a truck monitoring solution easily through Enzo Unified and send text messages or make phone calls when a truck reaches 50 miles an hour. Enzo Unified provides you with the platform to build truly unique solutions wrapped behind trivial SQL statements and REST commands.  


How To Get Started


Download the Enzo Unified SDK at this location:  http://www.enzounified.com/downloads/sdk/1.7/setup-sdk-17.exe

Download the help file for the Enzo Unified SDK here:  https://goo.gl/BbYm83

Download the installation doc for the Enzo Unified SDK here:  https://goo.gl/GQDvB9  


Three prizes will be offered to the top three contestants and will be paid by check addressed to the name of the contestant:


-          First Place Prize:  $2,000

-          Second Place Prize:  $750

-          Third Place Prize: $250


What You Need To Submit

All submissions should be made by May 1st 2017 by midnight (US Eastern Time) and include the following items in an email at INFO_AT_BLUESYNTAXCONSULTING.COM; if the binaries are too large you are required to send a link to an FTP site or other online mechanism so that we can download the binaries:

-          REQUIRED: You name and contact information

-          REQUIRED: A description of your work and why you believe it is innovative

-          REQUIRED: Binaries that will work with Enzo Unified as created by the SDK, or a link to a download location

-          REQUIRED: Screenshots of SQL and/or REST commands that show the output of the work

-          OPTIONAL: A video describing your work and how the adapter/solution works


Terms and Conditions

Blue Syntax Consulting reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time if less than 10 software developers sign up for this contest. All submissions should be made by May 1st 2017 midnight (Eastern US Time) in order to be taken into consideration; any submission made past this date will be disqualified. The selection process for the top three winners will be at the discretion of Blue Syntax Consulting and may involve external parties. All submissions should include the items specified in How To Submit your work; submitting a partial list of required items may disqualify you from winning.  We reserve the right to use your name and details of your solution for any marketing purpose, including but not limited to blogging, email campaigns, PowerPoint presentations and videos. Any source code created by you is your exclusive property; however, by submitting your work you give Blue Syntax Consulting a perpetual, non-exclusive, free license to use the binaries and documentation of your adapter for demonstration purposes.  Winners will be announced sometime in June 2017 and will be notified by email. Contest void where prohibited by law. Contest is not open to employees of Blue Syntax. Anyone may enter. Your entry must be an original creation made by you (your team / crew / company / family). Your entry must not break any copyright rules or license agreements - if your entry uses GPL code then your code should adhere to any restrictions imposed by this, for example. During the voting period you may update your entry but updates must be bug fixes ONLY. You are NOT allowed to add new features or rework existing ones during the voting period. You grant Blue Syntax Consulting the permission to distribute your entry for download via our server from May 1st, 2017, onwards. You grant Blue Syntax the permission to act on your behalf, without monetary involvement, for your entry to be published and/or publicized in/on written publications with or without accompanied media such as CDs and DVDs, as well as online publications. Blue Syntax Consulting is not responsible for technical difficulties of any kind, including the possibility that the SDK may not work on your workstations. Blue Syntax Consulting may provide technical assistance for the installation of the SDK on your machine, on a first come first serve basis and if time permits, but by entering this contest you to hold Blue Syntax Consulting harmless of any issues, delays or the inability to submit on time for any reason.

Participants agree that Blue Syntax Consulting, and their officers, shall not be responsible for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the contest or from participants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize. Participants also agree that Blue Syntax Consulting, and their officers, have not made and shall not in any manner be liable for any warranty, guarantee, or representation, whether express or implied, with respect to any prize, including without limitation, the prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Blue Syntax Consulting, and their officers, reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or the site, to be acting in violation of its rules, or who otherwise takes actions that do or are intended to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest. Blue Syntax Consulting, and their officers, also reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any entry containing any obscene, offensive or otherwise inappropriate comments or other matter. 








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