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WinterOfCodeChallengeWhat It’s All About

The Winter of Code is a challenge for the best application built on OpenShift.  Winter of Code 2015 challenge is organized (and judged) by OpenShift developers from Red Hat Czech as part of the Developer Conference which takes place from February 6th to February 8th in Brno, Czech Republic.

From most practical to the most crazy, submit your applications and win fabulous prizes, such as Google Nexus Tablet and much more! The winners on each category will be announce on the DevConf 2015, where they will receive their prizes.

Get Inspired

For inspiration you browse through some of the winning applications from last year.

The challenge is to create an application or a cartridge running on OpenShift. The main winner is going to be the best-in-show submission within the following winning subcategories:

  • Exotic programming language, anything from ancient to esoteric programming languages, created as a cartridge with a working example.
  • Open government, for applications making your government or local community more transparent or applications which empower citizens.
  • Creative, unleash your creativity with anything crazy.

Just as a reminder, these are only subcategories; you don’t have to enter them specifically to win the main prize.

Rules of Winter

Your submission must conform to the following rules:

  • It must be Open Source
  • It must be hosted on a public git repository, such as github.com
  • If it is a cartridge, it must use the version 2 cartridge format
  • It must be deployable on a small gear
  • Your project must be respectful of others, and not promote anything illegal, offensive, or harmful.

The winners of the main prize as well as the subcategories are going to be invited to give a short presentation about their submission at the Developer Conference, where the winners will be announced as well. All submissions are due by February 1st, 2015.

The purpose of this competition is to support development of new projects and tools. The organizers reserve right to reject applications that are not innovative or creative.

All the Rules for the Winter of Code here

Helpful Resources

There are several resources you might find useful:

Make sure you “Czech in”!

Be sure to join the over 1,000 developers in Brno in the Czech Republic. from February 6-8, 2015, for DevConf.cz where we will be announcing the winners and handing out prizes!

About DevConf.cz

Spanning three days from February 6 to 8, 2014, DevConf.cz brings together developers, quality engineers, administrators, and users from the Fedora, JBoss, and Red Hat communities. With almost 100 talks and workshops spread over 6 different tracks, DevConf.cz is one of the largest events celebrating free software in the Czech Republic. The Conference is open to the public, admission is free, and no registration is required.

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