Web developers are often faced with a daunting task: make a compelling web experience as quickly as possible for as little cost as possible. With the vast array of resources at their disposal thanks to the internet, you'd think this task would be easy, but soon reality sets in, and developers are left wishing they were able to do things outside the capabilities of mere mortals. So, the question becomes:
If a web developer could have a superpower, what would it be?
Liferay launched its first Twitter contest today with this tweet. Our guest judge for the two-week long contest is journalist Josette Rigsby from CMS Wire. The contest will run until Sunday, May 20 at midnight US/Pacific. The rules are simple:
- Reply to the Liferay tweet in the 140-character limit.
- Include the two hashtags
#liferayin your tweet.
- Be creative and have fun.
The participant with the best answer will receive a unique and fun prize. Two runners-up also receive prizes.
More about our guest judge
Josette Rigsby is an enterprise architect with more than 15 years experience leading information technology teams. Her articles for CMS Wire cover a wide range of enterprise CMS topics including open-source technologies, cloud-based software development and other tech trends. She has written extensively about Liferay for CMS Wire, including stories this year that tracked the growth of the Liferay community and her take on the launch of Liferay Portal 6.1. Follow her at @techielicous for her latest articles, and follow her on Google+ for entertaining posts about technology and culture.
Three winners will receive one out of a set of fabulous prizes!
Col. Fezziwig's Eccid Blaster Steampunk Ray Gun
This Eccid Blaster replica ray gun hearkens back to the days of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. Like something out of a Tom Swift novel, the Blaster features incredible detail, hand-painted accents and has a removable "laser" cartridge on top.
The Sphero is simply a robotic ball that rolls around on the floor and is controlled through a virtual joystiq on your smartphone. After you’re finished being easily amused with your control over a plastic ball, download the free apps and have some more fun playing Sphero-integrated games such as a side-scrolling space game and even golf.
Arduino Uno Starter Kit
The Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328 (datasheet). It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. Pefect for the tinkerer in you!