WPF technology has the potential to revolutionize the visualization of data in the financial services industry and we went looking for the best examples of WPF working with financial data to illustrate this.

On March 13 2008, Lab49 awarded the prizes for the WPF in Finance Innovation Contest, which challenged developers to create new applications visualizing financial data using WPF. With a panel of WPF celebrity judges and top-name prize sponsors, the contest provided over $20,000 worth of prizes. Lab49 showcased the top entries at the keynote of Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference.


The Grand Prize winner was Szymon Kobalczyk:

The two Finalists were Jacob Carpenter

and Jobi Joy:

And the Honorable Mention went to Paul Hounshell:

The winning applications can all be downloaded here.

the prizes

The Grand Prize winner got the "Ultimate WPF Developer's Machine" to take home and all the fame that goes along with being the world's best WPF Developer. (Paparazzi Included. Groupies optional.) Also, they'll be getting an article/photo/profile in Windows in Financial Services Magazine, a copy of Expression Studio, Visual Studio 2008, Vista Ultimate, a Zune, an Xbox 360 Elite + games, Infragistics NetAdvantage for WPF 2007, and an WPF Signed T-Shirt.

see detailed prize list
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Lab49 builds advanced technology applications for the financial services industry and counts some of the world's largest financial institutions as clients. We enable our clients to realize new business opportunities and gain competitive advantage through our comprehensive engineering and industry expertise.

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