[Fsf-friends] DEADLINE APPROACHING: IBM Scholar Challenge. Win an IBM ThinkPad

Frederick Noronha fred@bytesforall.org
Sun, 27 Oct 2002 12:24:19 +0530 (IST)

How 'e' do you want to be?  

Welcome to the IBM Linux Scholar Challenge - a chance to
test your worth against the best. The Challenge invites you to make
improvements to Linux, create usability tools or enhancements, or design
Linux applications.

Not only will you have contributed in your way to the world of Linux and
its users worldwide you could also win Linux ThinkPads, Summer 2003
Internships at IBM or Linux 16-node 'start-up' cluster.

If you are a full time student enrolled in a 2, 3 or 4 year accredited
college or university, this is an opportunity of a lifetime, a time to
put to action all those ideas you have been pottering with. Just ensure
that you register on-line at www.ibm.com/university/linuxchallenge by
October 31, 2002.

The Challenge
You select a Linux project, describe your objectives, methodology,
research, and results in a 3-page paper and submit it for evaluation
(optional project ideas are provided). You could build an Eclipse-based
WebSphere Studio plug-in Linux development or work on the development of
a Network Adapter (Ethernet) failover support by network drivers in a
standalone Linux or do something more whacked out like Fridge Fun, where
you create an embedded Linux machine front of your refrigerator.

The prizes
Not only will you have contributed in your way to the world of Linux and
its users worldwide you could also win:
- 20 Linux ThinkPads (approximately US$ 2, 500 each)
- Summer 2003 Internships at IBM 's Linux Technology Center for 3
qualified winners.
- One Linux 16-node 'start-up' cluster for the university that has the
highest overall average score of student entries (Valued at US$ 130,000)

                               Dates to remember

August 13 Launch of Linux Scholar Challenge in San Francisco.
Aug 13 -Oct 31 Last date for registration online at:
December 13 Last date for papers/projects submission.
Dec 16 -Dec 20 Contest Vendor validates entries & forwards to appropriate
Jan 2 -Jan 13 Judging begins 2003.
January 20 Winners announced 2003


Sandeep Menon
Linux Business Manager,