The winners are:
1st place: Tim Donohue, MentionIt, presenter
2nd place: Rebecca Koeser, FedoraFS, presenter
Congratulations to the winners and all of the participants.
Building on last year's successful "Developer Challenge", the Open Repositories committee in cooperation with the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and Microsoft would like to once again invite all developers to compete in this year's OR09 Repository Challenge! This year we are offering an all expenses paid trip* to the developer team that can "show us the future of repositories".
What is "The Repository Challenge" and "Developer Lounge"?
The Repository Challenge is an informal competition that will take place over the first two days of the conference (Mon 18 & Tues 19). The primary purpose of the Repository Challenge is to get developers to talk and so we've set up a "Developer Lounge" where geeks can come to talkShop (located in Conference Room 1 and 2 at the Georgia Tech Hotel), e.g. interoperability happens when one developer trusts another developer's code. Here developers can congregate to "talk geek" and show off any new prototypes they are working on, without having to worry about the formality of presenting. If you do decide to compete then all you need to do is submit a five minute recording of your idea and prototype.
How do I win the RepoChallenge prize (worth $2000USD)?
To compete in the RepoChallenge (so as to win one of the prizes and everlasting glory in the community!) you must submit a five minute video (preferably a screencast) of a working prototype. The prototype can be made of anything (i.e. old code, new code, wireframes, paper prototype, et al) so long as it addresses a real user problem! Your recording must NOT be longer than 5 minutes (anything over 5 minutes will truncated). You must submit the URL of the video by 3pm (EST) on Tuesday May 19th. Three international judges will select two winners (a champion and runner-up), each of whom will be given the option of either a US or UK all expenses paid trip* to the developer event of their choice! The winners will be announced at the OR09 Conference Dinner on Tuesday night at the Georgia Aquarium. Good Luck.
Where should I go to get involved?
For further details please stop by the JISC RepoChallenge Registration desk (next to the main OR09 registration desk) or if you are a geek head directly into the Developer Lounge located in (Conference Room 1 and 2 at the Georgia Tech Hotel). See you there, good luck and may the best geek win!
The tag for the competition is "repoChallenge".
TO ENTER THE COMPETITION PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM
Rachael Rodenmayer will be the coordinator for the Developers Challenge.
*Restrictions Apply: $2000 USD will be given to the winning and runner up team which must be spent upon the travel, board and expenses of attending a conference related to developer activity, e.g. JISC's Developer Happiness Days, O'Reilly Tools of Change, ApacheCon, OR10, etc. The winning team will be required to give an interview which will be licensed as creative commons so JISC can distribute as it sees fit.
On May 20th & 21st, there will be a "developers lounge" in the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center rooms 328.