"30 to Launch" opens today -- a thirty day boot camp to get your business-as-an-app up and running in the Azure Cloud, with a chance to win $4,000 while you're at it. Take thirty days to invest in your Cloud Business with 30 to Launch | Windows Azure challenge:
"If you are looking to start a cloud business, port your app to the cloud, or extend an existing app - 30 to Launch is for you. From technical and business consulting time to daily tips to keep you on track, your cloud business you can really kick start things with this program.
Also, what's new with this challenge is that you can get competitive and stay on track with the 30 to Launch Timeline App. The Timeline App enables sharing of your progress with the entire 30 to Launch community. You'll have the chance to showcase your app development and see where your app stacks up against other participants.
At the end of the challenge, not only will you be equipped to jumpstart your cloud business, but you will also have a shot at winning $4,000 to invest in your cloud business. Sign up to the challenge which runs from April 23 to May 22, 2012," the challenge reads.
You can also focus completely on building a Windows Phone app in thirty days.
"From April 23 to June 3, 2012- pick the start date for your challenge to build a Windows Phone app fast. Really fast. 30 days fast. Then, play a role in picking four winners of an awesome Kick Back and Code package that includes a La-Z-Boy© recliner and a Lenovo Ideapad 300 Ultrabook*."
"This contest will begin on April 23, 2012 and is open only to hobbyists, professionals, and developers in the field of software technology who are legal residents of the 50 U.S. + D.C. 18+."
You can visit 30 to Launch | Windows Azure Official Rules on April 23rd to receive full details on how to participate