There were five contestants in the Podder Skinning Competition. Each of them submitted something very cool and interesting, but the three judges had to pick one winner out of them. After much deliberation and conversation, we decided that the winning skin is BOConnor by Brendan O’Connor. Congratulations, Brendan!
Here is a brief bio about Brendan:Brendan is 25 years old and currently the lead software developer for a Healthcare company in Ireland called Technical Ideas. He studied Computing and Software development at college for 4 years and has been with the company since it began in 2004. The main product they develop is called Socrates. It is a software product used by GP’s, Nurses and many other Healthcare professionals which manages an Electronic Health Record for patients within their practice and also the day to day running of the practice. Currently they develop in C# .NET WinForms with SQL Server 2005. Brendan had never used WPF until he decided to enter the Podder Skinning competition. He has been following it for many months, briefly reading articles from the WPF posse posted at CodeProject. He also had some books on WPF lying around for some months untouched and once the competition was extended, saying he would enter just to give him an excuse to try out WPF and see what it was like.
Here are all of the contestants and links to their submitted Podder skins:
Gary Winter : http://gwinter8217.googlepages.com/home
Brendan : http://www.bstash.com/Podder/Podder.zip
I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to submit a skin, and those who helped judge the skins!