FOSS Quiz '09 Prelims - Great Success!
By Avinash Joshi on Jan 30, 2009
The Sun Club at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus conducted the first ever fossquiz '09, a college wide FOSS contest.
To start with, we had the registration on 21st and 22nd of January. Registration desks were placed in the College corridors. The first day, we had 50 teams registered and on the second day, it shot up to 96 registrations. The registration was in teams of two.
The contest has three rounds:
1. The Preliminary Round - 29th January 2009
2. The Online Quiz - 11th February 2009
3. Grand Finale - 18th February 2009
The Preliminary Round was held yesterday, the 29th of January. It was a huge success.
I have attached two pdf documents along with this post.
You must be wondering what is the "OSUM Registration" all about! Well, as my College is directly associated with Sun (via the Campus Ambassador Programme), they have provided us with OSUM, an online community portal where Schools and Universities all over thew world can meet at one place The URL is http://osum.sun.com. So we decided to make the maximum use of this portal so that the students get benifited by the services given to the Student Community by Sun!
idea is simple. Each member of a team must register to OSUM, under
"Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala" University and joint the "Amrita
OSUM group". In this group, there is a discussion forum "FOSS Quiz 09'
- Team Name Contest" where each participant replies with their team
number and their "Team Name" (one of the prizes). I have prepared a
one-page document on how to go with the OSUM registration (OSUM Registration - pdf). Only once the team replies to the fourm, will they get qualified to the second round!
Now, for the Online Quiz round, thirty teams will qualify.
This contest is fully supported by Sun Microsystems and Sun Club @ Amrita. The prizes are for each participant
Grand Prize: 8GB pendrive
First Runner Up: 4GB pendrive
Second Runner Up: T-Shirts
Third Runner Up: Coffee Mug
There is a special category prize:
Best Team Name: Coffee Maker Mug
I will write about the Online quiz round once we are done with it.
PS: If you think, you can contribute questions, please do mail the questions to mail at avinashjoshi.co.in