Contest for Adobe and BIRT Developers Open for Entries
San Mateo, Calif. – January 25, 2010 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the people behind BIRT™, today issued a challenge to developers familiar with Adobe® or BIRT: to combine BIRT and Adobe technologies in powerful and innovative ways. The Get BIRT-y with Flash and Flex Contest offers a cash prize of up to $5,000 and all winning applications will be listed on the BIRT Exchange Marketplace http://www.birt-exchange.com/marketplace/, an open software showcase on the most active online BIRT community, where any developer can promote, share or sell BIRT-related applications, solutions and components.
The contest opens today and developers have until March 10 to submit a write-up on how they plan to combine BIRT and Adobe technologies to create high-impact data visualizations. Suggestions for possible apps include:
Combining BIRT and Adobe technologies will enable developers to quickly , build rich, interactive data visualizations and other features for their applications that have more impact than typical banded data displays and that will significantly enhance the end user experience.
Judging will be based on the originality of the proposed idea and design, its relevance as a showcase for BIRT and Adobe technology, its usefulness to the BIRT community and the quality and robustness of the implementation.
The BIRT Exchange Marketplace already houses examples of BIRT and Adobe apps including the BIRT Flex Output Emitter: http://www.birt-exchange.com/be/marketplace/app-showcase/?app=35 and the Flash Maps Showcase http://www.birt-exchange.com/be/marketplace/app-showcase/?app=18. The Marketplace is the prime place to showcase BIRT based apps because it enables developers to:
“There are some awesome developers out there. I can’t wait to see how they combine BIRT and Adobe technologies to create something ultra-cool,” said Dan Melcher, Senior RIA Architect at Actuate. “This contest is an excellent way to give kudos to Adobe and BIRT talent, and I’m sure something amazing is going to happen here.”
Full details of the contest timeline, judging criteria and terms and conditions can be found by visiting: http://www.birt-exchange.com/adobecontest. Any questions should be emailed to email@example.com.
Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by more than 2.5 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the ActuateOne® platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business and consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined — ensuring organizations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data and the proliferation of touch devices.
The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom, BIRT-based business analytics and customer communications applications. ActuateOne applications built with one BIRT design can access and integrate any data, including unstructured sources. They provide one user experience regardless of skill level and are supported by one platform for any cloud, hybrid, on-premise, web or touch device deployment.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services, technology and the public sector. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit www.actuate.com or engage with the BIRT community at www.birt-exchange.com.
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