CodeProject Gives Away $10,000 in Prizes to Celebrate its Ten Millionth Member

 Celebrations also included member meet-ups around the world to toast the CodeProject community

TORONTO, September 12, 2013 — For CodeProject, one of the world’s largest online communities of software developers, it has been a summer full of celebrations.  Members from around the globe organized parties in countries such as Switzerland, Israel, India, Brazil and the United States.  Members met, shared memories and celebrated the community that they have helped build.  CodeProject also engaged its members by creating a “why do you love CodeProject?” contest that gave members the chance to create a video or submit a photo meme for a chance to win a $10,000 prize pack.

“Reaching ten million members is a brilliant achievement and just demonstrates the work and commitment that Chris and the CodeProject team have to ensure the site doesn’t go stale. Competition on the net for customers/consumers of a service is greater than ever and to keep interest going is a challenge,” said Dave Auld, CodeProject member for over 10 years.  “There is still a lot to do, but with the advent of the sister sites, the great competitions, and speculation of future functionality I am sure the community will just get stronger and bigger.”

“CodeProject is extremely important to me, and has been a constant source of enjoyment since I first saw it,” said Sacha Barber, UK-based Software Developer.  “I love the people that run it (truly great guys), and I have become personal friends with one or three of the fellow authors which I think is great. It is that sort of community that CodeProject has given me.”

In honour of the celebrations, CodeProject gave away developer dream prize packs valued at over $10,000 containing software tools and products donated by over 25 technology organizations.   Prizes were donated by 1105 Media, Aspose, Aurigma, CloudBees, ComponentOne, DBI, Gambrell Software, Gnostic Information Technologies, Gudu Software, Infratulation, Intersoft Solutions, jqChart, Klocwork, LearntoProgram, Liquid Technologies, LogicNP Software, Manning, Novalys, Red Gate, SoftFluent, Soraco, and TestingWhiz.  Novalys is also giving away a special version of Visual Guard to CodeProject members for free, designed in honour of the Ten Million Member Celebration.

Membership is free at CodeProject, and provides unlimited access to the articles, discussions, downloadable code, and time-tested how-to information. Professional software developers worldwide rely on the crowd-sourced, peer-written and peer-reviewed technical content on crucial subjects such as apps, mobile, cloud, iOS, Windows, Android, SharePoint, touch UIs, and hundreds more.

About CodeProject:
CodeProject is one of the world’s largest independent community of developers, and the flagship site of the Developer Media network. The site was built with the simple goals of helping to make a developer’s day-to-day life easier and to teach them the skills they need. CodeProject has over ten million members and tens of thousands of articles.  Formed to give developers a place to meet and exchange ideas, CodeProject provides developers with the resources they need to help them with their day-to-day programming. CodeProject works closely with companies like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Visa (NYSE:V) to introduce and evangelize new platforms and technologies, and to provide an exciting forum for discussion and dialog about new technology adoption trends.

About Developer Media:
Founded in 1998, Developer Media is the world’s largest developer-focused advertising network with over 23 million unique professional developers visiting its sites each month from around the world. Developer Media represents thousands of the most influential websites, online communities, blogs and projects serving the software and app development market. It delivers innovative ad solutions to help tech marketers reach developers directly. From ad campaigns to custom multi-channel marketing and thought leadership programs spanning paid, owned and earned media, Developer Media’s reach, expertise and service help technology vendors and advertisers find their next customer. As tech marketing experts, the Developer Media team brings decades of experience to help marketers achieve their goals.

For more information, please contact:
Carrie Davis-Sydor
Director of Marketing and Business Development
CodeProject Solutions Inc. / Developer Media
carrie@codeproject.com
416-889-6977

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