DTrace whatever contest

Guest Author

Calling all college students: do something with DTrace and win this fabulous prize!

an XL Solaris fleece of unknown vintage and origin

If you use DTrace to solve a problem, help with your work, or adjudicate a bet, enter for a chance to win.


  • entries must be in the form of a blog post or other web page
  • entries should be submitted as a comment or in email to me
  • submitters must be able to be reasonably described as a college student
  • there is only one prize, but I will pay to ship it (almost anywhere)
  • I reserve the right to be as arbitrary as I like when choosing the winner
  • the contest ends 8/10/2006 or whenever I feel like there's a clear winner
  • if you think this is a corny way to clean out my closet, you're disqualified.

UPDATE: Due to college kids apparently having too much free swag already, anyone who wants the jacket is welcome to enter.

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Comments ( 5 )
  • guest Sunday, June 4, 2006
    What happened with the Solaris 10 Challenge mentioned earlier?

    The link to the competition is dead, and the last I heard mention of it, the winners
    "are currently being contacted."

    It sounded like there were a lot of interesting DTrace and Zones entries that were well worth seeing.

  • Adam Leventhal Sunday, June 4, 2006
    It looks like that contest ends on 6/10/2006. You're more than welcome to resubmit your entry to this less formal (and arguably less prestigious) competition.
  • guest Wednesday, June 7, 2006
    Hi Adam. The first comment isn't asking about the current University Challenge that runs from November 2005 to June 2006.

    It is asking about the Solaris 10 Challenge that preceded the current contest by a year in Fall 2004.
    With 267 contest entries from 39 countries, it would be very interesting to see the entries and winners. However, the last sighting was an announcement that the winners are being determined.

  • guest Wednesday, June 7, 2006
    Whoops. The last post had the wrong link for the last sighting (February 2005).
  • John Birrell Wednesday, June 14, 2006
    Can I enter? 8-)
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