OpenNTF is happy to announce the third development
contest on OpenNTF.Org
sponsored by IBM Business Partner We4IT.
Contribute your open source project between now and June 3th and have a
chance to win $800 for controls and $1600 for full applications.
With this contest OpenNTF and We4IT want
to further increase the number of XPages open source projects to help with
the adoption of XPages.
Stefan Sucker, CEO of We4IT, calls for the third entries to the third
XPages Development Contest saying:
"For a quite a while now I have felt
that the future of Notes applications has lain in the browser. And
over recent months this view has been supported by the amount of XPages
development work that We4IT has been commissioned to deliver. The
majority of this work has been in transforming existing applications into
modern web apps.
I know it can be difficult to learn new
technologies; we have been down this road ourselves. Now we would
like to help encourage other developers in their own journey.
In the last OpenNTF competition, both
the number and quality of the entries was impressive. Ultimately
it was these outstanding and innovative results that have led us to again,
to exclusively sponsor the OpenNTF XPages Development Contest"
Bruce Elgort, OpenNTF chairman, said:
"The developers who have entered
the first two development contests have given the XPages development community
an incredible wealth of controls, library controls, mobile, social and
full blown apps. With the 3rd contest I see this trend continuing and expect
to see a significant increase in the number of developers and entires that
are submitted to the contest. Good luck to all who participate and a big
thank you in advance from the IBM XPages community."
We ask participants to contribute XPages source code for 1. controls and
1) Re-usable controls can be custom controls or library/Java controls.
Reusable controls have typically parameters to configure and use them in
different contexts. The controls need to be documented to make them consumable
by other OpenNTF developers. Especially for custom controls it needs to
be documented which design elements to copy to use the controls in other
NSFs. There are many good examples on http://xpages.info/contest.
2) Applications contain or integrate all necessary functionality for users
to fulfill certain tasks. Examples are the IBM templates, e.g. teamroom,
or other examples listed on http://xpages.info/downloads.
Applications also need to be reusable, e.g. by externalizing all custom
specific configuration, providing customizability options, documentation,
Implementation: Participants can choose how to implement their applications.
There are no prerequisites to use certain technologies other than that
the solutions need to work in XPages. All contributions need to work on
Lotus Domino 8.5.3. They can also require Upgrade Pack 1 or the latest
XPages Extension Library from OpenNTF.
Awards and Recognition
There will be different prizes for the two categories. All prizes will
be cash prizes this time. Winners can decide whether they want to receive
Amazon vouchers or whether they want to get paid via PayPal.
The two winners of this category will receive $800 each.
The two winners of this category will receive $1600 each.
OpenNTF will also create videos and screenshots (if not done by contributors),
blog about these controls and have them put on XPages.info
as done for the first and second contest.
We'll use the following criteria when judging the contributions:
1) Reusability, consumability and documentation
2) "Wow" factor and completeness of solution
3) Overall business value
4) Amount of work to build the submission(s)
5) New this time: Special consideration will be given to submissions of
social and/or mobile applications
The judging will be done by OpenNTF again but we invite people from the
community to participate in the judging. In that case they obviously cannot
participate themselves and cannot judge submissions from colleagues in
the same company.
Everyone can participate and submit nominations, with the exception of
the OpenNTF Board of Directors. While members of the Board may not personally
submit a nomination, other employees of their respective companies may
submit. A contribution can be submitted by more than one person but the
award would have to be shared between the submitters. Winners should also
be aware of any rules that their employer, state or local company has regarding
participating in contests and winning prizes. A nomination can be done
by more than one person but the award would have to be splitted.
Prerequisites for valid Submissions
Any open source project may be submitted for consideration for this contest
that has been accepted for either the Apache or GPL catalog on OpenNTF.
All snippets need to be posted under the Apache license in XSnippets. The
following points describe in details these prerequisites.
1. Authors need to be approved OpenNTF contributors, e.g. they need to
be covered by an ICLA or CCLA (details).
2. Submissions have to be posted under one of the four accepted OpenNTF
licences. For example for Apache submissions the Apache license has to
be applied correctly (details).
3. Submissions must have been cleared by the ip-manager at openntf dot
org so that they can be added to either the Apache or GPL catalog. Contact
the IP manager if you need to use third party code.
4. Submissions will be evaluated on Domino 8.5.3 with or without extension
library. Non-working submissions or submissions that judges cannot get
to work will not be considered. No other product versions will be used
5. Submissions will be evaluated on the most common browsers Firefox, IE,
Chrome and Safari (latest releases). If you're aware of issues of your
submission in certain browsers please let us know.
6. Submissions need at least to provide two or three paragraphs of documentation,
some screenshots and in the optimal case a short demo video (all in English).
7. All new project releases are eligible that have been created after the
second contest ended (12/02/2011).
You need to have the code on OpenNTF and send a mail to support at openntf
dot org and ip-manager at openntf dot org (for IP clearance).
June 3th 2012: Deadline for submissions
One or two weeks later: Announcement of winners
OpenNTF would appreciate if you could
help us to promote this contest.
Winners of the latest XSnippets Contest
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 8:48a Serdar Basegmez OpenNTF continues to award high quality
made to the XSnippets
site. Today we are happy to announce the sixth set of winners of the contest
who will each receive $100 (US).
Four snippets have been
selected among all that have been submitted within the last quarter (Jul.1
The judging panel of Mark
Leusink, Per Henrik Lausten and Serdar Basegmez selected the following
snippets based on originality, technical value, reusability and wow factor:
[read] Keywords: dojo
Philippe Riand: Help Wanted for Bootstrap 3.0 Support for XPages
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 12:15a Niklas Heidloff Philippe Riand posted a new release of
with an experimental 3.0.0 theme.
"This release features several
- Bug fixed in the outline menu renderer
(thanks to Colin McDonald for reporting the issue). It also no longer relies
on the blank gif image from oneui, but uses its own copy.
- New 2.3.2 theme, as this is the latest
2.x release of Bootstrap. 2.3.1 is still provided, but will be removed
soon, so use 2.3.2 instead.
- Experimental 3.0.0 theme. [read] Keywords: xpages bug
Meet OpenNTF at IBM Connect 2014
Mon, Nov 25th 2013 12:30a Niklas Heidloff IBM has announced some of the IBM Connect
2014 sessions on the Social
Business Insights Blog. Our OpenNTF
breakout session has been accepted! As in the last three years we will
present the latest and greatest projects and efforts from OpenNTF:
"Don't reinvent the Wheel - (Re)use
Open Source Software from OpenNTF
Speakers: Christian Guedemann, OpenNTF
/ WebGate Consulting AG, Niklas Heidloff, IBM
Abstract: OpenNTF is THE open source
community for IBM Collaboration Solutions with [read] Keywords: collaboration
OpenNTF Essentials available today!
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 1:27p Christian Guedemann We have made a lot of noise about OpenNTF
Essentials. Thanks to all that joined our webinar. It's really a good sign
of our community. Technically OpenNTF Essentials combines a set of projects
into a single updatesite and delivers this with all the example databases
for each individual project. But the technical aspect was not the challenge.
It was hard to define our starting point. Will we displease people because
we have chosen the wrong projects? But it's a bit like doing a sightseein [read] Keywords: collaboration
New OpenNTF Project: XPT / XPages Toolkit
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 10:20a Christian Guedemann I've released the Version 1.0.0 of the
Project XPages Toolkit,
in short XPT. Like the Extension Library or POI4XPages, the XPT is a plugin.
A example database shows the different capabilities of the XPT. To give
you an overview of the features of the XPT I've made this short video.
Hope this gives you a first impression,
what the XPT is. [read] Keywords: xpages database
@DNUG: Niklas Heidloff speaks about OpenNT
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 2:15p Christian Guedemann Niklas Heidloff, Technical Chair at OpenNTF
has the honor to opens the second day of the DNUG "Social
Collaboration 39" Conference.
He will talk about the newest ideas and plans at OpenNTF and give you an
update about all the things that has happen 2013.
If you have any question about OpenSource
or OpenNTF, try to meet him. Are you planing to contribute software, or
have you an idea for a cool project? A short chat with Niklas will help
you to see all the opportunities and prevent you [read] Keywords: collaboration