Samsung Giveaway

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 GiveawayIt is time to start the first Samsung giveaway! Over the next few weeks I will be giving away both a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and a Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch. I’m going to structure these contests so that who ever puts in the most effort has the best chance to win $898 worth of prizes.

The first part of the contest will be based around you properly answering questions from an interview I recently had. You must submit your answers by March 27, 2014. I want to thank the Samsung Developers Network and the Samsung Smart App Challenge for donating these wonderful devices.

Disclaimer

I am the sole decision maker on who wins the prizes. I hold these contests to give back to the very nice people in my community. I am however not a lawyer and if you wish to participate you must understand that this is a fun competition. I will do my best to reward the prize to those that follow my rules. Anyone that tries to enter more then once will be disqualified without being notified.

The Date of the Live Drawing

Based off of the locations of everyone in the drawing I decided to have the drawing at 1 PM, Saturday, March 29th EST. I will send emails to everyone who is eligible today. Of course I can’t guarantee the time above because something unforeseen could occur like a glitch at YouTube, or Google Plus.

I will send a notification through Google Plus on the date and time of the drawing. The videos should last about 30 minutes, but I’m not sure. I will start and wait for at least 15 minutes before I start drawing names. I will draw a name and if the person is attending they will leave a comment. I will then have them send me an email using the email they previously provided. If everything checks out they will win.

Please leave questions below if needed. Good luck everyone 🙂

Rules for Winning

  • Fill out your answers to the questions below in the comments below
  • Leave an email and your YouTube ID so that I can contact you
  • I will do nothing with your email or YouTube ID other then contact you if you answered correctly
  • I will delete your email and YouTube ID below
  • If you get the questions right I will contact you soon and tell you the date and time for a live drawing
  • When I have the live drawing only those in attendance will have the opportunity to win
  • If you don’t tune in for the live drawing you will not win even if you answer the questions correctly
  • All of the answers can be found in this video

If you’d like others to know about this contest feel free to share on Google Plus by clicking here

I also provide links to the other social networks below. I wish you all the best of luck 🙂

The Questions

1. What game did I compare Dots Out to?

a. Marbles
b. Tic Tac Toe
c. Angry Birds

2. What game did Eugeny say made him decide to develop mobile games?

a. Field Runners
b. Angry Birds
c. Clash of Clans

3. For which device did MaxNick.com develop to win the Samsung Smart App Challenge?

a. Samsung Galaxy S4
b. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
c. Samsung Galaxy Gear

4. What game did Eugeny say devoted all of its artwork to its background art to save money?

a. Darklings
b. Cut the Rope
c. Badlands

5. What MaxNick game became very successful during the Winter Games?

a. iCurling
b. Curling 3D
c. Dots Out

6. How many 3D designers worked on Sword Vs. Sword?

a. 15
b. 3
c. 1

7. What man did Eugeny say achieved success because he refused to give up on his dream?

a. Ray Kroc
b. Harland David Sanders
c. Dave Thomas

8. What type of game did I work on?

a. Tower Defense
b. Tic Tac Toe 
c. Reverse Tower Defense

9. What other Samsung Smart App challenge winner did I mention?

a. Party Party
b. Trans Wing
c. Tennis Academy

Results After the First Day of the Quiz

I meant for the questions to be a bit of a challenge and so they have been. After 1 day only 8 people have qualified for the drawing. Those are wonderful odds of winning such a nice prize.

I will contact those that qualified for the drawing by email when I have decided on the date and time. If you haven’t qualified keep trying. You have until the end of March 27th to submit your answers.

Results After the Second Day of the Quiz

30 people have qualified for the drawing! Congratulations if you made it. There are still wonderful odds of winning. If you haven’t qualified feel free to try again.

I’m going to base the time of the drawing on the location of those in the contest. So far it looks like more people have qualified from the West Coast of the US. I’m thinking about holding the drawing at 7 PM (EST). I’ll contact everyone by email as well as post the final date and time tomorrow.

Thanks everybody! This has been fun. I have some super fun ideas about how I’ll give away the other 5 phones!

195 Responses to “Samsung Giveaway”

  1. scott says:

    I don’t have a YouTube ID ?

  2. Maixior123 says:

    answers:

    Answers Submitted

    I hope it’s a good answer 😀
    sorry for my English but I’m from Poland and I still learn (so some things are definitely wrong)

  3. Got Every Question Right 🙂

  4. scott says:

    Got into YouTube, guess I already had an ID (tied to google acct) who knew ?
    uploaded a video: http://youtu.be/600kcTEA93Q
    Still don’t know my youtube id ?

    • Derek Banas says:

      I got your ID from the video. Feel free to leave questions. Sorry about that i just need to make sure I can match people up with my website and the live drawing on youtube.

  5. Michael Cook says:

    Submitted questions

  6. scott says:

    Questions Submitted

  7. Maixior123 says:

    Do you see my answers ? please :C

  8. Abin says:

    Derek,
    Can’t everyone just see the answers from others and take those?

  9. Hi Derek,

    Questions Submitted

    Manuel Vazquez

  10. Chiel says:

    Answers Submitted

    i don’t know what my id is :$
    Hope my english listening lessons pay off 🙂

  11. manjunath says:

    Answers Submitted

  12. Michael Cook says:

    Answers submitted.

    • Derek Banas says:

      You are the third person to qualify for the drawing. Congrats! You have to like those odds. I will contact you about the date and time of the live drawing by email. Good luck 🙂

  13. Julian Killingback says:

    When is the drawing?If you haven’t decided a time after 3pm is better.

    Answers submitted

    • Derek Banas says:

      I am going to base the time of the drawing on the location of those people that qualify. Everyone has up till the end of March 27th (EST) to submit their answers. If they get the answers correct and supply me with contact information i will contact them with the date and time for the live drawing. Those who attend will have the opportunity to win.

    • Derek Banas says:

      You got a few wrong
      Feel free to resubmit

  14. entby says:

    Answers Submitted

  15. Abin says:

    Hi Derek,
    Thank you for all the Android tutorials. I found them when I started doing research on Android Development this weekend. It then consumed the rest of my weekend (No complaints though! Very good tutorials and very interesting).

    Answers Submitted

    Do you need anything else from me to enter in the contest?

    Thanks,
    Abin M.

  16. John Claessens says:

    Answers Submitted

  17. Udoka Nwosu says:

    Answers Submitted

    🙂 Thanks Derek
    I didnt see the message till now i am from the uk and just saw this review my answers pleas e

  18. scott says:

    I probably messed up submitting earlier.

    Answers Submitted

  19. Abin says:

    Hi Derek,
    I’m trying this submission again. Last time you said I got two wrong. I’m assuming it was #1 & #9. I’ve watched this video at least 3 times straight and skipped through it the 4th time lol. I even have the times for the answers so if anything is wrong can you give me a hint for for the wrong ones?

    The answers are:

    Answers Submitted

  20. HeyTricia says:

    Answers Submitted

    9 trick question! you did not mention either of those games.

  21. Andre Raposo says:

    Answers Submitted

    Thanks for doing this giveaway Derek! It is very generous of you to give back to your audience.

  22. Michael Burch says:

    Hi, my YouTube ID is

    Here are my answers:

    Answers Submitted

  23. seth says:

    Answers Submitted

    I’m not sure what my “YouTube ID” is but here is the link to my channel:

  24. Israel Clave says:

    Hi Derek!

    My answers:

    Answers Submitted

  25. Tasos Ladas says:

    Dear Derek,

    Here are my answers for the questions you posted. Hope i got them correct. I really enjoyed the interview, although i never had the chance to get involved in game developing, but after this maybe i will consider it 🙂 Thank you so much for all this effort!

    Answers Submitted

  26. Mariusz Skonieczny says:

    Answers:

    Answers Submitted

  27. Abin says:

    Thanks Derek. I’m glad you are giving back to the community. (Not that your videos aren’t enough). They’ve been a big help and I hope to progress through more of them this weekend. 🙂

    Best of luck in the drawing everyone!

    • Derek Banas says:

      You’re very welcome 🙂 I’m lucky that the nice people at Samsung offered these prizes. They are quite amazing actually. I’ll do a video about the phone when I announce the additional contests that are coming. I’m waiting on approval from Samsung right now.

      • Abin says:

        That’d be great. I’m a pretty big Samsung fan boy myself. I started at the original T-mobile Vibrant and never looked back. 🙂

        Have you done anything with custom ROMs, rooting, kernel development?

        • Derek Banas says:

          No I haven’t done that yet. I mainly make apps that connect to other custom devices. I do a lot of work for private business owners.

          • Abin says:

            Oh okay. It’d be cool if you did a video on some of those things at some point. I saw that you were planning to do a video on making a game in android next so I’m very excited for that. I just got to part 6 of your android tutorial where you start making the stock app. Pretty excited. I’m going to try this weekend!

            In regards to the contest,
            Are you going to post here when the submission time frame is closed and the emails have been sent?

            Thanks,
            Abin

            • Derek Banas says:

              I’m happy that you are excited about the game videos. Yes they are coming soon. I’ll make a ton of them and they won’t be at all like what is on YouTube now.

              Everyone must enter by the end of today. I will send out emails telling when the drawing will be held on youTube. I’m probably going to have it on Saturday at 7PM EST. The video will be about 30 minutes long to give people a chance to login.

              I have to have a bit of time to go over those that entered and eliminate a few cheaters. I found one person that cheated so far, but you are still in the drawing 🙂

              I’ll post the date and time here tomorrow. Good Luck.

  28. Marko Milijic says:

    Hi, Firstly I want to thank you for this “Samsung Giveaway” 🙂 and here are my answers to the questions I hope I answered them all correctly 🙂

    Answers Submitted

  29. Ronan says:

    Answers Submitted

    Honestly could not find the answer at all for no.4 and no.9. Watched it live once,
    and looking for answers twice. I hope I’m right though. If I, I live in Ireland so I
    don’t know if I am eligible. (if I did end up winning i could pay the postage).

    • Derek Banas says:

      Congratulations! I don’t know how you got the answers by guessing, but you got them all. Yes everyone in the world is open to enter. I believe the phones will work most every where except there may be limits carrier wise that I can’t help.

      The date and time of the drawing will be determined based on the location of the winners in the world. You must attend the live drawing to be eligible to win. So far based on the winners it looks like the drawing will take place at 8PM (Eastern Standard Time). I think that is Midnight your time? If you are on YouTube at that time you will have a very good chance of winning 🙂

  30. Brandon says:

    Answers Submitted

  31. Dennis Magnusson says:

    Answers Submitted

  32. Agne Verbickaite says:

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    I hope I got them all right,and I win! I can use the phone when I go back home to Europe this summer.

  33. Markovic Dimitrije says:

    Hi Derek, i watched your interview twice, first time full interview, and second time i tried to find answer for 9. question but i couldn’t so i will gues thet one. I hope i am very luckey! 🙂

    Answers Submitted

    • Derek Banas says:

      I decided to give everyone a pass on that one question. Congratulations you are in the drawing 🙂 Watch your email for the date and time for the drawing. You must attend to win. Good luck.

  34. er1k says:

    Dear Derek,

    Answers Submitted

    BTW You are making a perfect job I saw a lot of Your tutorials. What do You plan for next few months after App Inventor?

    Thanks a lot:)

    • Derek Banas says:

      You got 4 and 5 wrong. Feel free to try again.

      After App Inventor I will cover some random topics like Git and JUnit. Then I’ll transition into an intermediate tutorial for Android java in which I” bridge between AI and regular Android development. Then I’ll make games and cover other random topics for the rest of the year.

  35. Stephen says:

    Here are my answers:

    Answers Submitted

    Thanks Derek

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Stephen,

      You almost got them all. Feel free to try again on question number 5 and you are in the contest. Good luck 🙂

      • Stephen says:

        Thanks Derek! I appreciate you doing this for your audience.

        Stephen

        • Derek Banas says:

          You’re very welcome 🙂 Congratulations! You are in the drawing. Make sure you watch your email for the date and time of the drawing. You must attend to win. I’ll post the date and time for the drawing on this page as well. Good Luck

  36. Claudio Ciardelli says:

    Hi Derek,
    First of all, congratulations for your site and your videos. I stumbled on them while working on a personal project using XML. I then followed your Java and Android Dev courses.
    I find your ‘rapid fire’ rhythm in the coding tutorials just right for this kind of videos. Keep on with it!

    Concerning the challenge.
    I am really motivated by the contest and am trying to get the right answers. I did not realize that you allowed to resubmit if I got some answers wrong. So I relistened to the interview twice to find the answers!
    Still I missed the sections where you mention another of the Samsung App Contest winners (question 9) and I did not ear what you compare Dots Out to (question 1). So I’ll just answer those 2 randomly. Hopefully I get a 2nd chance to submit

    Answers Submitted

    Ciao,
    Claudio

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Claudio,

      Thank you for all the nice compliments 🙂 I’m very happy that you enjoy my videos. I do my best to make original videos.

      I decided to eliminate one of the questions for everyone. You actually got it correct, but you missed question 6. Feel free to try again on that question and you are in the contest. Good Luck

  37. Biff says:

    Answers submitted

    I hope if I don’t get them all right I can try again. Thanks for the chance but most of all thank you for all the video lesson you are doing. They are helping a lot of people. Anyhow here are my answers.

    • Derek Banas says:

      You’re very welcome 🙂 Thank you for the nice compliments.

      Congratulations! You are in the drawing. Make sure you watch your email for the date and time of the drawing. You must attend to win. I’ll post the date and time for the drawing on this page as well. Good Luck

  38. Kevin Prada says:

    Answers Submitted

    • Derek Banas says:

      Congratulations! You are in the drawing. Make sure you watch your email for the date and time of the drawing. You must attend to win. I’ll post the date and time for the drawing on this page as well. Good Luck

  39. Zambilo says:

    Hi Derek!

    Answers Submitted

    Please let me know if an answer is not correct.

    Thanks

    • Derek Banas says:

      Congratulations! You are in the drawing. Make sure you watch your email for the date and time of the drawing. You must attend to win. I’ll post the date and time for the drawing on this page as well. Good Luck

  40. Julian Killingback says:

    Answers Submitted

    hopefully these are right

    • Derek Banas says:

      Congratulations! You are in the drawing. Make sure you watch your email for the date and time of the drawing. You must attend to win. I’ll post the date and time for the drawing on this page as well. Good Luck

  41. HeyTricia says:

    one more time,

    Answers Submitted

    Thanks for the opportunity Derek!

  42. Terry Rau says:

    Hi Derek – here are my answers

    Answers Submitted

    • Derek Banas says:

      I hope you are feeling better. Congratulations you are in the drawing 🙂 Watch your email for the date and time for the drawing. You must attend to win. Good luck.

  43. Shoulon says:

    Hey Derek! Hope I could win! Had to watch it again since I saw it when u uploaded it, been busy and hope i didn’t mess up lol.

    Answers Submitted

  44. Brianna says:

    Hello! Would be really awesome to win =)
    Iv’e watched several of your tutorials for wordpress and am working on my own website Also I’m a Youtuber in the making! Well Slowly trying too. =)

    Answers Submitted

    Hope these are right.

  45. Rocco says:

    Answers Submitted

    Here’s hoping. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Once work slows down, I hope to catch some your tutorials.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Congratulations you are in the drawing 🙂 Watch your email for the date and time for the drawing. You must attend to win. Good luck.

      • Rocco says:

        I hate to bug you again, but I’m just making sure I will show up as “attending” if I have to watch via mobile. Thanks again!

        • Derek Banas says:

          As long as you are able to comment when I ask if you are there it will work on mobile. What I’ll do is draw a name. If that person is online they will win. If not I will draw another name.

          • Rocco says:

            Derek,
            Sorry again for being a bother. I cannot tell if my YouTube ID is … as different devices are conflicted on whether or not my account is connected to my G+ account. I’m hoping giving you a heads up won’t ruin my chance should my name be drawn. Either way, the second verification will be from the email I provided.

            • Derek Banas says:

              Don’t worry about it. I’ll give the name of the winner. I don’t think I have a duplicate name. Then I’ll say to send me an email. If the emails match then a winner will be announced. I’ll then contact that person through email to get an address to send the phone. I’ll make sure I continue the video until I’m certain of the winner. I’ll wait at least 15 minutes before I draw the name for the winner. Good luck 🙂

  46. Sahil Dave says:

    Hey Derek! I love your videos esp the Android Dev videos. The fragments tutorials helped me a lot.

    About the giveaway, I hope I am not late. I went through the whole video twice but couldn’t find the answer of 1st, 9th.

    Answers Submitted

  47. Nick says:

    Hope I’m not too late,
    Not exactly sure what my YouTube ID is since the whole google+ change so here’s a link to my channel.

    Answers Submitted

    Also thanks for the great tutorials Derek, they helped me a lot in school.

  48. Marco says:

    Good Morning Derek!
    Thanks for a very enlightening interview, and everything else you’ve done for us so far.

    Answers Submitted

  49. Answers Submitted

    I watched the interview several times, but I was not able to find where you mentioned the answera for questions 1 and 9 so I had to guess on those. I really enjoyed the interview and have loved watching your videos. I also really like the approach you take in demonstrating how to do each step and making it fun to learn it, whether it’s development, usage of a program, or cooking (have tried several of your recipes).

    • Derek Banas says:

      Congratulations! You are in the drawing. Make sure you watch your email for the date and time of the drawing. You must attend to win. I’ll post the date and time for the drawing on this page as well. Good Luck

  50. manjunath says:

    Hi Derek,
    Did not receive any email with regard to drawing date. I hope I am not missed out. Thank you.

    • Derek Banas says:

      I haven’t sent it yet. It will probably be on Saturday at 7PM EST. I think that gives those that qualified the best ability to attend. That isn’t definite yet though.

  51. Anthony Harper says:

    Answers Submitted

    • Derek Banas says:

      I eliminated the one question for everyone because it wasn’t clear in the video what I was saying.

      Congratulations! You are in the drawing. Make sure you watch your email for the date and time of the drawing. You must attend to win. I’ll post the date and time for the drawing on this page as well. Good Luck

      • Anonymous says:

        Good golly! Thanks for clearing that up! I’m sure you didn’t mean to cause confusion, but I racked my brain for several days over it and see the video in my sleep at this point. Thought perhaps I was going senile or maybe just loopy. Wil be watching that Email. Thanks again.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Congratulations! You are in the drawing. Make sure you watch your email for the date and time of the drawing. You must attend to win. I’ll post the date and time for the drawing on this page as well. Good Luck

  52. Dr Terry Martzial III says:

    Answers Submitted

  53. Viswanathan says:

    Is there still chance?.. Can i submit answers please?? 🙁

    • Viswanathan says:

      Please consider me.. i have watched the video and here are my answers to the question..

      P.S I am an Freelancer Character artist. I hope i win 🙁 . It would really help my poor financial state very much. I can do more character arts while i am on the go!. I was really depressed, thinking of ways to stabilize my financial state and when i was this, OH MY GOD! I was really blown away and you really lit hopes in my heart!.. I really hope i win :).. please lemme be one of the winners :(.. I would be grateful for eternal!.. Thanks a lot for this Amazing Giveaway! 🙂

      • Derek Banas says:

        Hi Viswa,

        I have a total of 6 phones to give away. I’m just giving away the first one today. If you are an artist you will have a great chance of winning one of the other phones. One of the next contests will require someone to draw either a Note 3 or Galaxy Gear. The person that I judge to be the best artist will win. I was trained as an illustrator so I can appreciate the skill required to paint water color for example.

        I’ll give away 1 phone a week over the next 5 weeks. Good luck 🙂

        Derek

        • Viswanathan says:

          Thanks a lot man.. I am a digital artist and good at organic character stuff but still i will try my best to draw the hard surface Note 3 or gear, as it will really help my situation.. Thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway.. I hope i will win one of these 🙂

          • Derek Banas says:

            You’re very welcome 🙂 I did my best to structure the contest so that everyone had an equal chance of winning. Good luck

            • Viswanathan says:

              Derek, What will be the rules for drawing competition?.. are we allowed to use Photoshop or only traditional tools & paper?..

              • Derek Banas says:

                You can use anything for the drawing. I have to admit I’m partial to traditional media, but use what ever media you are the most comfortable with. I will be absolutely thrilled if a bunch of people submit artwork!

  54. Viswanathan says:

    Can i still submit answers?..

  55. Biff says:

    Ahhh guess I missed it. I didn’t know what google plus was. By the time I found it and added myself to that program it is after 1:30 New York time now. Can you let me know. was my name drawn anyhow. Not sure if I’m reaching you on here or the comments section on your webiste because I didn’t see my question there about google plus earlier. I’ll add this to both. Thanks anyway, maybe I’ll have better luck on the next giveaway.

    Biff

    • Derek Banas says:

      Sorry, but the contest is over. Your name was in the drawing, but it wasn’t drawn. Feel free to enter for any of the other 5 phones I’ll give away over the next 5 weeks.

      • Zambilo says:

        Hi Derek didn’t you write 1 PM EST Time. I am sitting here and waiting. Was my name at least in the drawing?

        • Derek Banas says:

          Yes 1 PM where I live in Pittsburgh, PA. The same as New york. yes you were in the bowl, but sorry you didn’t win. I’m giving away 5 more though.

          • Zambilo says:

            I didn’t get any notification via Google+. I guess it was my mistake because I wasn’t really registered on Google+. Got some invitations from friends but those were no notifications. Kind of confused both.

            And then I was 1 hour off while converting EST time to my local time. What a pity! I know it doesn’t matter any more but my actual question was, did you draw my name at all?

            And for the future: how those Google+ notifications work. Do you use an ID or an e-mail? Because the e-mail I submitted is not the same with which I registered at Google.

            • Derek Banas says:

              Sorry about that, but it doesn’t really matter because your name wasn’t drawn. It was in the bowl however. I’m still giving away 5 more phones over the next few weeks. The odds of winning are pretty low. This time everyone had a 1 in 52 chance of winning almost $1,000 in electronics. I doubt you’d see odds that good any where else. Especially for free 🙂

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