KDE 4.0 Release Event Contest

The KDE 4.0 Release Event Team is pleased to announce a contest for the KDE 4.0 Release Event. The winners of this contest will be flown out to Mountain View, California on January 17-19, 2008. Hotel and meals will be covered for them during the event. Read on for information about the contest.

The purpose of this contest is to find the most enthusiastic KDE community member and reward him or her with a ticket to the KDE 4.0 Release Event held at the Google Headquarters at Mountain View, CA. There, he or she will be representing the community together with the other KDE community attendees. The winner will speak briefly at the event to share the spirit of their winning submission.

To prove that you are the most enthusiastic KDE community member, answer the question: "Why should you be at the KDE 4.0 Release Event?". Entries should be a maximum of 1,000 words, and anyone is free to send in a submission. You can send it in plain-text or another open format to release-event@kde.org. Entries will be accepted from midnight October 1, 2007 until midnight October 21, 2007.

The contest entries will be reviewed by the KDE e.V. board and the Marketing Working Group. The winner will be announced on October 29, 2007. As usual, bribery of the judges is not only allowed, but recommended.


Funny idea, congratulations on that.

My version: Because I'm bored. :-)

By Debian User at Thu, 2007/10/04 - 5:00am

so.. this is it when you're enthusiastic... wow.. great... How's it if you feel just "normal" or "moderate"?

By thomas at Thu, 2007/10/04 - 5:00am

I'll apply for summer internship if I win.

Oh, and KDE is neat.

By EXPERT PROGRAMMER at Thu, 2007/10/04 - 5:00am

Stupid question.

The answer is that he is overload with work load, to earn his living.
And read slashdot.

What else?

By she at Fri, 2007/10/05 - 5:00am

I'm actually working at Google, and don't need to fly anywhere...

Not to make you guys jealous, or anything ;)

By Dima Ryazanov at Thu, 2007/10/04 - 5:00am

I'm not. And I'm jealous and everything :P

By Andrei Nistor at Thu, 2007/10/04 - 5:00am

Right. But that will not help you (or me) get in to the event, I guess. :-(

By Martin at Thu, 2007/10/04 - 5:00am

As long as we end up with enough room (personally, I'm sure there will be), if you're in the Mountainview area and want to attend I doubt it'll be a problem.

By Aaron J. Seigo at Thu, 2007/10/04 - 5:00am

That would be great! Would we sign up somewhere or would you just tell Google to admit Googlers to the event?

By Martin at Thu, 2007/10/04 - 5:00am

We will be announcing open registration in a few weeks. We'd like to ensure that press and industry, as well as KDE contributors get the hotel rooms first, and what's left over will be open to anyone willing to find a way out there :)


By Troy Unrau at Fri, 2007/10/05 - 5:00am

Because I want to witness the release of KDE 4.0, that marks the beginning of the integration process which will bring the powerful new technologies of this KDE 4.0 event. A release that marks the stabilization of the current codebase, and aimed to polish and fixes the bugs.

By Felix E Rendon at Fri, 2007/10/05 - 5:00am

I call Luca, I have 35 years, alive in Italy.
Sin from small I have had a passion for computer science and from when they are on Linux, I choose KDE like session .....
It would appeal to living to me to the center of Computer science, Computer science: together to You.

By Luca Schembari at Fri, 2007/10/05 - 5:00am

This is weird.

By Philipp G at Fri, 2007/10/05 - 5:00am

Well, what the previous poster was trying to say... err.... yep... it's weird

By thomas at Fri, 2007/10/05 - 5:00am

Agreed ... i'm totally confused right now.

By Michael at Sat, 2007/10/06 - 5:00am

Unfortunately the first step towards learning english doesn't involve Babelfish

By jason at Sun, 2007/10/07 - 5:00am

Entsprech di Google not translate?

(was originally: Not even Google translate? ;)

By Hans Chen at Sun, 2007/10/07 - 5:00am

Luca... don't mind these other folks and their comments. English speaking or not, I think anyone who chooses KDE is alright in my book. Keep it up and maybe someday you'll get to come out here to sunny Silicon Valley.

By Sean Kellogg at Mon, 2007/10/08 - 5:00am