Posted by Bruce Elgort | August 28, 2011
It gives great pleasure to announce
the winners of the first ever OpenNTF
Development Contest. Without any
further ado here are the winners:
Ferry Kranenburg for his Multi
Database Search Control
Dennis Chen for his ZK
Spreadsheet for XPages
for his XPages
PDF Exporter Custom Control
The winners can select to receive a
64gb Wifi iPad or a 32gb 3G iPad.
The contest had a total of 22 individual
contributors who submitted 49 entries which contained 54 custom controls
and 10 library controls. More importantly there were 14 first time OpenNTF
contributors who participated in the contest. They are Mariusz
Jakubowski, Per Henrik Lausten, Serdar Basegmez, Naveen Maurya, Martin
Meijer, Aidan Cooper, Fredrik Norling, Elijah Lapson, Kateryna Czerniachowska,
Dennis Chen, Marco Dreher, Michael McGarel, Lars Buntrock and Rami Muurimaeki.
Existing OpenNTF contributors and committers included Ulrich Krause, Declan
Lynch, Ferry Kranenburg, Frank van der Linden, Mark Hughes, Patrick Kwinten,
Paul Withers and Rolf Kremer.
A special honorable mention goes out
to Ulrich Krause who submitted 11 custom controls for the
contest. Very impressive!
All of the contest contributors will
each be receiving a special OpenNTF Development T-Shirt thanks to contest
sponsor We4IT. Each contributor
will be contacted to arrange for sizes and shipping instructions.
IBM Director of Lotus Software Ed Brill
had the following to say about the development contest:
and quality of the entries in the OpenNTF.org development content reflects
the growing adoption of XPages as a powerful framework for building exceptional
work experience applications. From practical to clever to intricate, the
range of submissions exceeded my expectations. The contest also demonstrated
that Domino developers seek recognition and reward, and I hope we can use
this framework for additional community-building efforts in the future."
can see screenshots and watch videos of all the contest entries on XPages.info.
As Chairman of OpenNTF
I would like to thank all of the people who participated in the contest
and to IBM
Business Partner We4IT
for their sponsorship. I would also like to thank IBM's Niklas Heidloff
for driving the success of the contest within the community. Ever since
I started working with Niklas a few years back, he has always wanted to
have a development contest like this. You have all helped to "knock
this out of the park" for not only the IBM XPages community but for
Please also stay tuned
for a special announcement on Tuesday, September 6th.