In the Linux and open source software communities, there is something that is worth just as much as the paycheck developers and SysAdmins take home: it's the reputation they earn among their peers for the quality of their code and their work.
This summer we invite you to join us in the Great LinuxCon Wild Goose Chase, which could also help build your reputation (we're not saying what kind of reputation!) among your peers. If you're one of the winners, you'll also take home some cash and be invited to share your story in a profile on Linux.com.
It's a lot of fun. Here's how it works.
1) Download the GooseChase app from Android or iTunes.
2) Choose the the Great LinuxCon Wild Goose Chase game. (Search 'Linux' if it doesn't appear right away.)
3) Select and complete Missions to earn points. Missions consist of small, fun tasks for which you take a picture with your phone and submit it for points.
4) The most cumulative points by the dates below wins!
Winners will be announced live at LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America and LinuxCon/CloudOpen Europe and on Linux.com. On September 18th from LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America, we will award the 1st and 2nd prize winners with $200 and $50 Amazon gift cards respectively. On October 23rd from LinuxCon/CloudOpen Europe we will announce the Grand Prize winner and award them a $500 Amazon gift card. The Grand Prize winner is the person who has the most cumulative points by that date. You must be 18 years or older to participate. In the event of a tie, each winner will receive the prize money and be profiled on Linux.com.
Here's a few samples of the missions you have in store:
Take your picture with a Windows desktop user and their laptop.
Share a picture of your first computer.
What’s your most prized Linux possession?
Ready? Get set. Go! The Chase is on.