Announcing UbuContest 2015

sturmflut sturmflut at
Thu Jul 23 13:27:25 UTC 2015

Dear list members,

please note the following announcement and pass it on to all your friends :)



Have you read the news already? Canonical, the Ubucon Germany 2015 team,
and the UbuContest 2015 team, are happy to announce the first
UbuContest! Contestants from all over the world have until September 18,
2015 to build and publish their apps and scopes using the Ubuntu SDK and
Ubuntu platform. The competion has already started, so register your
competition entry today! You don’t have to create a new project, submit
what you have and improve it over the next two months.

But we know it's not all about shiny new apps and scopes! A great
platform also needs content, great design, testing, documentation, bug
management, developer support, interesting blog posts, technology
demonstrations and all of the other incredible things our community does
every day. So we give you, our community members, the opportunity to
nominate other community members for prizes!

We are proud to present five dedicated categories:

* Best Team Entry: A team of up to three developers may register up to
two apps/scopes they are developing. The jury will assign points in
categories including "Creativity", "Functionality", "Design", "Technical
Level" and "Convergence". The top three entries with the most points win.

* Best Individual Entry: A lone developer may register up to two
apps/scopes he or she is developing. The rest of the rules are identical
to the "Best Team Entry" category.

* Outstanding Technical Contribution: Members of the general public may
nominate candidates who, in their opinion, have done something
"exceptional" on a technical level. The nominated candidate with the
most jury votes wins.

* Outstanding Non-Technical Contribution: Members of the general public
may nominate candidates who, in their opinion, have done something
exceptional, but non-technical, to bring the Ubuntu platform forward.
So, for example, you can nominate a friend who has reported and
commented on all those phone-related bugs on Launchpad. Or nominate a
member of your local community who did translations for Core Apps. Or
nominate someone who has contributed documentation, written awesome blog
articles, etc. The nominated candidate with the most jury votes wins.

* Convergence Hero: The "Best Team Entry" or "Best Individual Entry"
contribution with the highest number of "Convergence" points wins. The
winner in this category will probably surprise us in ways we have yet to

Our community judging panel members Laura Cowen, Carla Sella, Simos
Xenitellis, Sujeevan Vijayakumaran and Michael Zanetti will select the
winners in each category. Successful winners will be awarded items from
a huge pile of prizes, including travel subsidies for the first-placed
winners to attend Ubucon Germany 2015 in Berlin, four Ubuntu Phones
sponsored by bq and Meizu, t-shirts, and bundles of items from the
official Ubuntu Shop.

We wish all the contestants good luck!

Go to or for more information,
including how to register and nominate folks. You can also follow us on
Twitter @ubucontest, or contact us via e-mail at contest at

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