JT writes "The BIE Open Challenge is an opportunity for Java developers to earn cash prizes for creating open source enhancements to the Business Integration Engine (BIE). Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- $1,000 cash award for best actions development.
- $1,000 cash award for best message formatters.
- $1,500 cash award for best software-specific connectors.
- Up to ten $100 honorable mentions will also be awarded for significant developments that do not win a $1,000/$1,500 cash award.
Judging for all prizes will be by the WDI staff based on utility, elegance, and creativity, with input from online polls taken on the challenge Web site. The BIE Challenge runs from November 10, 2003 through midnight of February 9, 2004. Developers may enter early and enhance their submissions throughout the competition period as only final versions will be judged. Complete rules and information are available here."