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Safari Books Online Announces New Coder Challenge Competition

Safari® Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media, and business professionals, announced today that it is sponsoring a new Super Techie Achievement Challenge – aka Coder Challenge – that will honor technology professionals who are utilizing technology in creative ways which advance the technology industry.

For the Coder Challenge, Safari Books Online is simply asking professionals to submit the details of their project through an online form. All projects must have been completed within the last 12 months. Submissions should include information such as the resources used, time to complete, technologies learned, and anything else that is deemed important. The deadline to enter the competition is Nov. 30, 2009, and winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. However, online voting and comments are encouraged. Online voting closes Dec. 11, 2009. Winners will be announced on the Safari Online Books blog on Dec. 18. Additional information about the challenge can be found at http://safaribooksonline.com/Corporate/SuperGeekishCodingSkills/.

The Coder Challenge winners selected by the panel of judges will receive a 3-month subscription to Safari Books Online and an invitation to join Tim O’Reilly, CEO and founder of O’Reilly Media, Inc., for an evening of dinner and conversation in Sebastopol, California, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.

One of the winners of the last Coder Challenge was a technology professional that developed an automated method of testing for Tuberculosis in chest X-Rays. To learn more about the entries visit our blog or to enter the new Super Techie Achievement Challenge, please visit this Website: http://safaribooksonline.com/Corporate/SuperGeekishCodingSkills/.

“With the success of our first Coder Challenge in August and September, Safari Books Online was anxious to kick off the next challenge,” said Rose St. Clair, marketing manager, Safari Books Online. “This challenge is a great way to learn about the amazing projects that talented technology professionals are delivering. It also gives the technologist an opportunity to step back, reflect and celebrate his/her accomplishments. We can’t wait to see the entries.”

About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com) is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, Web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training. Safari Books Online offers a range of product mixes and pricing programs for organizations, government agencies and individuals. Subscribers have access to thousands of books, training videos and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers like Cisco Press, Prentice Hall Professional, O'Reilly Media, Addison Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, Sun Microsystems Press, FT Press, Wharton School Publishing, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.

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