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TI APP Contest Rules Released
Posted by Eric on 16 May 2001, 04:41 GMT

Carolyn Spillman pointed out to me today that the rules for the contest we reported on about a week ago are now on TI's website. Read all about it here. Key points: you must be 16 or older to enter; you must work alone; entries will be based on quality, creativity, educational value, ease of use, and size; and of course, the always-present "void where prohibited by law" moniker. Read the page for details. Good luck!

 


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Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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This is not good...I'm not old enough (14) to enter. Let's sue for age-based discrimination!</sarcasm>. Seriously, I really was looking forward to entering. It's unfair.

     16 May 2001, 04:48 GMT

Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Robert Maresh  Account Info
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And some of us who are old enough won't have time.... I'd love to have fun programming a new app; but I just don't have the time anymore...

Bob Maresh

     16 May 2001, 04:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
kog kog  Account Info
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That is dumb to have a age limit. I had everything all set up for the new program. Maybe TI inc. made a bad decision to have a age limit. Because there could be a very helpful person to them but is underage. I wonder who the hack is the CFO and marketing Manager of TI inc. Well. I guess that does it for me because I am 15 years young :) Better just forget about programming for that inc. They have dumb prizes anyways, work for them for 3 months, that is totally awful even the musting thing is better. I would go Microsoft campus than that TI inc. Unless................:-)

     16 May 2001, 06:23 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Shaun  Account Info

Maybe all the employees were on drugs, so they put an age limit on the APPS and didn't on the car. Just a thought.

     16 May 2001, 10:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
no_one_2000

Well, you could make it, and have an adult enter with your program for you. Is that legal?

     16 May 2001, 21:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
supraman

And what if your parent wins, and TI offers them the programming job? That's not a very good idea.

     17 May 2001, 23:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
ticalc_staff_are_slackers

Or maybe they set an age limit because people under a certain ago CANNOT ENTER INTO A CONTRACT, or other legal issues beyond their contol?

     16 May 2001, 19:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Shaun  Account Info

could be.

     16 May 2001, 19:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Shaun  Account Info

could be.

     16 May 2001, 19:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
kog kog  Account Info
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Well...Can't let any one use my programs and get in the contest, I think it is written in the rules, I am not sure. Oh well, I better just program for the PC, it has a brighter future. :) Does it have to be in flash?

     17 May 2001, 22:58 GMT


Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
David Phillips  Account Info
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The reason that you must be 16 is simple: TI is using the contest as an opportunity to find cheap, qualified developers to write applications for their calculators. There are state and federal US laws regarding hiring persons under the age of 16. Instead of having to work around these laws, TI merely stipulated that anyone entering the contest must be at least 16 years of age.

     19 May 2001, 13:14 GMT

Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Sean Barnes  Account Info
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Cool... I turned 16 on May 14th, so I just barely made it for the beginning of the contest!

I might enter if I can just leave my Linux PDA (the VR3d) alone for a while.

-Sean

     16 May 2001, 06:03 GMT

Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
acr34  Account Info
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Outrageous!

Many good programmers are <16. Can we have our parents enter? oh, I guess we can't-must work along. I'm 7/8 to boycotting TI after this.

     17 May 2001, 01:06 GMT

Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
nova Account Info

What compiler can you use? Can you use TIGCC, or do you have to use their SDK.

     17 May 2001, 06:29 GMT

Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Sean Barnes  Account Info
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From the rules:
All code submitted to TI must be written as a valid application.
-Must use valid entry points as given in documentation
-Must not write directly to the platform's hardware (display drivers, etc.)

Since it must be a "valid application," I assume that it will need to be written through the SDK. You could write the program as a regular program for testing, but it sounds like it must be converted into an application before being submitted. (You can debug it on TI's simulator, but not on your own calc).

-Sean

     17 May 2001, 15:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Peter Martijn Kuipers  Account Info

One could even conclude from the "valid application" part, that it needs to be signed. Any thoughts?

     18 May 2001, 09:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Sean Barnes  Account Info
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I'm sure it does not have to be signed. The 68k SDK is only in BETA form, so you can't even purchase the SDK or any signings for it.

-Sean

     19 May 2001, 00:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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heh, I wish they had to be signed -- it would be an easy win. I just sent two apps off for signing this week =)

-Scott

     19 May 2001, 02:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
lalu

I hope they are what I think they are :)

     22 May 2001, 06:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Samir Ribic  Account Info
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I am sorry. I wanted to send my Tezxas ZX Spectrum emulator to the contest just to show to TI how powerful is their machine that it can emulate complete other computer. But, the limitation to ROM based video access excludes my program, but also the most of games and nice graphic programs.
On the other side, this limitation guides to possible new MC68000 calculators, with different screen resolution.

     20 May 2001, 22:27 GMT


Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
Sean Barnes  Account Info
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(sorry if this appears twice... my browser got screwed up)

From the rules:
All code submitted to TI must be written as a valid application.
-Must use valid entry points as given in documentation
-Must not write directly to the platform's hardware (display drivers, etc.)

Since it must be a "valid application," I assume that it will need to be written through the SDK. You could write the program as a regular program for testing, but it sounds like it must be converted into an application before being submitted. (You can debug it on TI's simulator, but not on your own calc).

-Sean

     17 May 2001, 15:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI APP Contest Rules Released
GundamMan69  Account Info
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how will TI know if you are >16 or not?

     19 May 2001, 06:10 GMT

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