This competition aims to support innovation and uncover the next rising star of the app world. The BreakOut Award is open to a wide spectrum of developers, from individuals to corporate development teams. Dr. Dobb’s and CAST have assembled a panel of judges from the global technology community combining code analysis and expert commercial assessments to identify the next break out application based on: Purpose, Appeal, Quality, and Exposure. Entrants will also have their apps analysed using CAST’s Highlight application which provides feedback on the structural quality of their code.
The judging panel includes Dr. Dobb’s Editor in Chief Andrew Binstock , and senior leaders and CEOs from Gartner, GoodData, Hubspot, IBM Global Business Services, Kimberly-Clark, and TechHub.
Read more about the panel of judges on the BreakOut site:
The BreakOut competition aims to financially support developers while providing exposure needed to become the next Angry Birds orWhatsApp. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and be interviewed by J.D. Hildebrand, editor at large of Dr. Dobb’s.
The award, open to developers worldwide over 18 years old, launches today and closes on August 28, 2012. The winner will be announced on September 13, 2012.
To enter, register here - then download the Highlight App from the website and use it to perform the analysis on the app and upload the results on BreakOut.DrDobbs.com.
About the Judging Panel
Andrew Binstock, Editor in Chief, Dr. Dobb’s
Prior to joining Dr. Dobb’s Journal as Executive Editor, Binstock worked as a technology analyst, as well as a columnist for SD Times, a reviewer for InfoWorld, and the head of technology forecasts for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also founded the Platypus project (OSS typesetting).
Olivier Bonsignour, Vice President of Product Development, CAST
Bonsignour is responsible for Research & Development and Product Management in a continual effort to build the world’s most advanced Application Intelligence technology. Prior to joining CAST, Bonsignour was the CIO for DGA, the advanced research division of the French Ministry of Defence. In 2011, Bonsignour co-authored The Economics of Software Quality with Capers Jones.
Arjun Moorthy, VP Business Development, Hubspot
Moorthy is responsible for the Business Development in Partner Products team at HubSpot and helps drive the company’s partnership strategy and product integration. Prior to HubSpot, Moorthy has worked at SunGard Availability Services, overseeing the expansion of the company’s datacentre portfolio, as well as positions at The Boston Consulting Group, IMlogic and RealNetworks.
Patrick Howard, Partner and VP, IBM
Howard is vice president and cloud leader at IBM Global Business Services division. Earlier, Howard served in several key senior roles within IBM, including leading application development for IBM.
Sarah Jansen, Executive, IT Application Solutions – Global, Kimberly-Clark
In her current role as the leader of IT Application Solutions, Global Jansen is responsible for the delivery of strategic projects (i.e., SFDC, WorkDay), Consumer-facing websites and support/enhancement for many global systems that run our business. She received her MBA from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1996.
Ian Finley, Research VP at Gartner
Finley researches how new categories of developers, including citizen developers and apptrepreneurs, create new opportunities and challenges for traditional IT groups. Prior to joining Gartner, Finley has worked in almost every part of the software industry, inside companies, as a consultant and an analyst. With 25 years of software experience on three continents, he brings a global understanding to emerging technology trends.
Elizabeth Varley, CEO, TechHub
Varley is TechHub’s CEO and co-founder of TechHub, a community, workspace and inspiration for tech start-ups in London. In addition to TechHub, Varley has worked for the small business advice site Smarta.com, produced SHINE 2010, and worked at Zentropy Partners, Citigroup Private Bank and Proxicom.
Roman Stanek, Founder and CEO, GoodData
Stanek is the Founder and CEO of GoodData, prior to which he founded NetBeans, which was later acquired by Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle), and Systinet Inc. which was acquired by HP. Now on his third start-up, with backing from venture capitalists Andreessen Horowitz, his focus is on the technical side of applications and excellent R&D.