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January 15th, 2008
ESRI Offers $25,000 in Cash Prizes for ArcGIS Server Code Challenge

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PR — ESRI invites developers to share their creativity and expertise with the geographic information system (GIS) developer community by submitting original code samples to the second annual ArcGIS Server Code Challenge at www.esri.com/codechallenge. Participating developers will have an opportunity to review and vote for the top three entries based on creativity, applicability, and relevance of each code sample. Entries can range from a simple task to complex analysis. Code Challenge winners will be announced at the 2008 ESRI Developer Summit, an event for developers who use GIS, mapping, and spatial data. The summit will be held March 17–20, 2008, in Palm Springs, California. Developers will learn how to leverage ESRI technology to build, customize, and deploy spatially enabled applications.

The Code Challenge is open to all developers, including ESRI business partners, provided the applicant or the applicant’s organization is a licensed user of ArcGIS Server 9.2 or current ESRI Developer Network (EDN) subscriber.

To enter the Code Challenge, developers need to develop an original code sample using ArcGIS Server 9.2 and upload their sample to ESRI’s ArcScripts (arcscripts.esri.com) Web pages. To qualify, the online application form must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific standard time) February 29, 2008.

The developer community will vote for first-, second-, and third-place winners. The first-place prize is $15,000. The prize for second place is $7,500. The third-place prize is $2,500.

Winning applications will be announced no later than Thursday, March 20, 2008, at the Developer Summit and will be showcased on the ESRI.com and EDN Web sites.

To learn more about the Code Challenge, visit www.esri.com/codechallenge. To learn more about the ESRI Developer Summit, visit www.esri.com/devsummit.

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