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Imagine, Innovate, Inspire

Sue Bostrom and Marie Hattar of Cisco invite you to join the contest.

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Imagine, Innovate, Inspire
Sue Bostrom and Marie Hattar of Cisco invite you to join the contest.

"Think Inside the Box" is a worldwide developer contest that promotes innovation around the concept of the network as a platform.

What Do the Winners Get ?

  • First Prize: US $50,000
  • Second Prize: US $30,000
  • Third Prize: US $20,000

Phase I: Proposal Submission

Register for the contest and submit a high-level proposal that illustrates your application idea. Cisco will provide you with a proposal template .

Based on weighted judging criteria, up to 10 proposals will be selected for a short list of finalists.


Phase II: Application Development

Finalists will develop their proposed applications on the Cisco AXP platform, and will have remote access to a Simulation Lab hosted by Cisco for developing their applications.

Finalists will present their implementations to a panel of experts comprising senior-level Cisco executives along with other industry luminaries. We will select three winners based on weighted judging criteria


How can you participate?


Step 1- Register

Register on the Cisco Developer Contest Website.

Step 2: Download

Download the proposal template and complete it.

Step 3: Submit

Email your proposal to the judging panel.

Schedule

  • Phase I Duration: October 14, 2008 to February 27, 2009
  • Phase II Duration: May 15, 2009 to August 15, 2009

Judging Criteria

Phase 1

  • All submissions will be reviewed by a team of experts from Cisco and their decision is deemed final.
  • All proposals will be judged on the following basis:
    • Innovation (35%)
      - Does the entry introduce a new, creative, innovative, unique and/or compelling new application or concept?
    • Leveraging the AXP platform (35%)
      - Does the application leverage the AXP platform effectively? Does it extend network capabilities?
    • Feasibility (20%)
      - How feasible is it to implement this proposal from both a business and a technical perspective?
    • Project Plan and Documentation (10 %)
      - Complete, accurate and detailed project plan, including without limitation, timelines, resource estimates, and any other components necessary to launch the proposed concept, such as a high level description of the application scope, relevance, functionality and components.

Phase 2

  • All implementations will be evaluated by a panel of experts from Cisco and other reputable organizations.
    • Functionality Coverage (30%)
      - The implementation will be evaluated against the proposed functionality submitted in Phase I for completeness and correctness.
    • Architecture (35%)
      - The application design, extensibility, technical capabilities, use of Cisco AXP API, other Open Source libraries, and quality of implementation will be taken into consideration.
    • Demonstration of Product Capabilities (30%)
      - Judges will review the quality of the presentation, scope of implementation for integration with other networking technologies, and its potential for future business opportunities.
    • Documentation (5%)
      - The judging panel will review documentation of the functionality, application design, execution flow, and support hooks.

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