SEBASTOPOL, Calif.--(www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media, and business professionals, hosted an event in January to honor the winners of the recently concluded Coder Challenge, which acknowledges technology professionals who utilize technology in creative ways to advance the technology industry.)--Safari® Books Online (
“The Coder Challenge winners are certainly innovative and interesting and we’re glad they were able to join us in person to relax a little bit, enjoy a sample of Sonoma County and to receive their reward”
Winners of the Coder Challenge, which ended in December, were offered three months of premium access to Safari Books Online and a trip to join Safari Books Online for a day of wine tasting at two Sonoma County wineries. The day concluded with an opportunity to talk about technology during dinner with Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., in downtown Sebastopol, Calif., on January 15, 2010.
Each of the winning submissions had unique aspects:
The four winners who attended the event enjoyed hotel accommodations at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Sebastopol and a nice Pure Luxury limo ride to the Kendall Jackson winery to taste reserve reds. The winners then took the scenic route to Korbel winery for lunch, a tour and more tastings. The day ended at K & L Bistro in Sebastopol, California, for dinner with Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media; Paige Mazzoni, VP marketing, Safari Books Online; and CJ Rayhill, senior VP, product management and technology, Safari Books Online.
“The Coder Challenge winners are certainly innovative and interesting and we’re glad they were able to join us in person to relax a little bit, enjoy a sample of Sonoma County and to receive their reward,” said Rose St. Clair, marketing manager, Safari Books Online. “We are thrilled with the quality of entries we received and look forward to our next Coder Challenge in the coming months.”
More information about the Coder Challenges can be found on Safari Books Online’s blog.
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