As for us, we had an enjoyable Christmas celebration – pretty tiring but then it’s all worth it (especially when I saw how Matt enjoyed watching the fireworks display around us). For the first time, we spent Christmas Eve with my husband’s family. And I’m happy that we all were able to attend the Christmas Eve Mass together (since my husband is rarely home, going to church together is always a joyous affair for me) and partake the traditional noche buena with his family and relatives.
Okay moving on… I’ve got news to tell –okay, this is apart from the happy fact that my son went diaperless without peeing on our bed. This Mama is just too happy (I always remind myself to take things easy –despite how difficult parenting is!-- and to celebrate little milestones in my son’s life!).
So okay my news is... there’s an online contest sponsored by IDUG for developers -students, professionals and hobbyists alike. This is to help increase awareness and familiarity with XQuery, XML and DB2. The contest has five separate tracks for developers of varying skill levels – but one can enter one track or all of the 5 tracks.
The tracks of this IDUG contest include: a Video Contest, where a participant needs upload a video; a Gadget Contest, where one creates a small widget or gadget; an XQuery Challenge, where a participant answer a series of questions by developing queries in Xquery; Port an Application, where one ports an existing application to use XML, XQuery or DB2; and lastly, develop an application, where a participant develops a brand new application using XML/ XQuery.