ELC2011 Wiki Editor Contest

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The ELC 2011 Editor Contest is a competition, with a prize for the winner, to see which attendee of ELC 2011, or member of the public, can make the "best" set of edits to the eLinux wiki.

ELC 2011 Wiki Editor Contest!

Congratulations to Jsujjava on winning Phase 3! They have won a Sony Internet TV blu-ray player (model NSZ-GT1) (or $300 cash, if the person is outside the US). Jsujjava won Phase 3 through their diligent categorization of pages.

More details can be found at ELC2011 Wiki Editor Contest including the winners of Phase 1, 2 & 3.


  • Winners

Phase 1: Peter Huewe took home the BeagleBoard.

Phase 2: Stephen Rostedt will receive the Snowball SDK upon its availability.

Phase 3: Jsujjava will receive the Sony Internet TV blu-ray player (model NSZ-GT1) (or $300 cash, if the person is outside the US).

Contest Phases

The contest is being run in 3 phases:

  • Phase 1: April 11, 2011 - During the eLinux wiki working BOF
  • Phase 2: April 11-13 - During ELC itself
  • Phase 3: April 11 - May 15 - Following on to ELC

Phases 1 and 2 were open to registered ELC attendees only. Phase 3 is open to the general public.

Simple Instructions

  • Create a user account on the eLinux.org wiki
  • Add or edit pages on this site.
  • Linuxfoundation will decide which user has made the "best" set of edits, and will award a prize to the person making the edits.


Phase 1 prizes

Come to the BOF tonight and see. Prizes range from T-shirts to chocolates, books, and a BeagleBoard (which can be collected on Tuesday).

Phase 2 prize

A brand new Snowball Development Kit! As this development kit is not actually available yet, the winner will receive delivery when the board is publicly available (projected by end of Q2 2011).

This will be awarded at the ELC Social event on Wednesday evening.

Phase 3 prizes

The grand prize winner will receive, at their option:


Here are the rules for the contest:

  • The contest runs from April 11, 2011 until May 15, 2011 (6 weeks from the start of the conference)
  • In order to receive credit for your entries, you must make them as a logged-in user. For phases 1 and 2, the user name on the account must be matchable to a registered attendee of the Embedded Linux Conference 2011. In case of phase 2 and 3, your e-mail address used to register for the conference will be used to notify you in case you are the winner of the contest.
  • You may only add material which is allowed by copyright laws. That is, you may write new material or quote material that is copyrighted by someone else, as allowed by fair use. However, you may not copy verbatim materials from another source unless allowed to do so by an appropriate license.
  • Entries will by judged by examining the "Recent changes" log for the eLinux wiki, for the contest period. They will be judged by a panel consisting of members of CELF/Linux Foundation, with Tim Bird as the judging committee Chair.
  • The winner will be notified by e-mail no later than May 29, 2011. Delivery of the prize will be arranged with the award-winner at that time. The award-winner will also be announced on the wiki.

Judging Criteria

The judges will evaluate the edits based on a number of criteria, including:

  • the number of edits and/or size of edits
  • the originality of the edits or additions
  • the quality of the edits, including:
    • whether the edits conform to accepted formatting for the wiki
    • whether the edits are grammatically and syntactically correct
    • how much useful information the edits contribute contribute for other embedded Linux developers

This last criteria ("usefulness") will dominate the evaluation.


I know this is a wiki, but please don't edit this page to change the rules in your favor... :-)