StreamBase Systems, Inc., provider of the industry's fastest and most powerful real-time and historical complex event processing software, announced the official launch of an unprecedented strategic initiative, "The Quest for the Da Vinci Coder." Co-sponsored by AMD, The Quest (www.thedavincicoder.com), provides programmers, developers and business people with the opportunity to test-drive an enterprise-class complex event processing platform through a fun, interactive and intellectually stimulating competition.
To kick-off The Quest for The Da Vinci Coder, StreamBase world-premiered the contest's movie trailer. The trailer, a parody of "The Da Vinci Code" movie, provides a humorous portrayal of the challenges faced by skilled software programmers, who typically write custom code to try and meet rapidly changing business demands for leveraging real-time information. At the conclusion of the parody trailer, viewers are directed to a new Web site for The Quest, which features weekly puzzle-solving contests and a streaming data video game. Contestants will also be prompted to download the StreamBase Developer Edition, which helps answer puzzles and provides access to sample applications for market data processing and trading analytics. Additionally, sample quote and trading sample data are available to help jump-start the application development process.
Through mystery puzzles and competitions that demand intellect, creativity, and skill, players will have the opportunity to compete amongst their peers to win weekly prizes valued at $1,000 USD. These weekly prize packages include a Bose home theatre system, an iPod ultimate collection, an Xbox 360 premium bundle, or the opportunity to donate winnings to a favorite charity. The grand prize, which includes being named, "The Da Vinci Coder," is valued at more than $10,000 USD and offers a whirlwind tour of London and Paris, an amazing zero-gravity experience, a "take the money and run" option, or the opportunity to generously donate the full prize dollar amount to a charity of the winner's choice.
The Quest for The Da Vinci Coder is a peer-to-peer contest developed and run by StreamBase Systems, Inc. Phase one of The Quest officially begins on Monday, July 3rd and ends August 14th, 2006. Phase two, with additional details to be announced on July 24th, begins August 14th and ends on September 18th.
Prizes are only available for U.S. residents. The site, www.thedavincicoder.com, is maintained and updated by StreamBase and is no way affiliated with Dan Brown or Sony Pictures. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. For inquiries regarding The Quest, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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