Programmers, coders and application developers are invited by DonationCoder to participate in the NANY 2010 Annual Challenge. New applications must be released by December 31, 2009 and those interested are asked to pledge soon – ideally by this Friday, December 18, 2009.
“N.A.N.Y. stands for “New Apps for the New Year“, and is an event where we try to get all the coders who hang out at DonationCoder.com to release a brand new FREEWARE/DONATIONWARE application to celebrate the coming of the new year. The NANY event is a celebration of software – it’s not a competition and there is no winner.”
My regular readers may recall that I wrote about them previously in my Tools Wanted for Power Bloggers and Social Media Users. There are so many good things I could say about Donation Coder that I don’t know where to start, so I am going to hit some highlights and let you read more about them elsewhere.
- DonationCoder is a site for people who love software who support each others’ work through donations
- 150,000+ members from around the world of which about 6,000 are supporting members
- Founded in March 2005 by Jesse Reichler, a Ph.D. graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and now run run by a cooperative of friendly moderators.
- Their forum allows app developers to interact with those who interested in new software and applications.
- Comprehensive comparative software reviews
Donation Coder is a huge site where you can find out more About DonationCoder and their philosophy or visit their forums. To really understand how Donation Coder’s site differs from most free software sites and what some of the best free software available there is I recommend dotTech.org‘s post The Best (Freeware) Programs to Come Out of Donation Coder.
- Calling All Developers for New Apps Event at Donation Coder
- Dottech.org – DonationCoders Annual N.A.N.Y. Event for 2010 is Now Live
- Elite Freeware – NANY 2010 Needs YOU – Yes YOU
- BEC Development Blog – Donation Coder NANY 2010 Coding Event Annoucement
- gHacks.net – Donation Coder NANY 2010 Coding Event Announcement
Additional links to announcements and blog posts about NANY 2010 will be posted in the NANY 2010 thread at DonationCoder.
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