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Theme Contest: The Game Changer

You should never move the goal post after the race has started, but this is...

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by Kerstin Schuman

Posted 27 January 2012

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You should never move the goal post after the race has started, but this is an exception that should work to your advantage.

I figured that you might need more time to get a full theme up and running. I understand that you all have a lot of other stuff on your plate, and that it might be hard to find the time you would need to get it done.

Unfortunately, I can’t extend the deadline any further since that would put the entire SS3 release schedule at risk. But we've decided to start off with basic design submission, with your code being sent to us within the week following. This gives you the chance to start casting votes while you are still working on turning your design into a fully working theme.

So how does it work:

  • Upload your design as a screenshot now and start casting votes
  • The public voting ends 12 February 2012
  • The top 5 winners have until 19 February to send in their code to
  • If your code isn’t in by 19 February, we'll unfortunately have to exclude you from the contest
  • We will announce the winner on 20 February 2012
  • All submitted themes that are fully developed will be part of a theme module for SS3

Technical requirements

I know we said we didn’t want you to use Java Script, but since we've had quite a few people complaining about it, we've decided that you can use it if it helps you to build a proper theme. But please bear in mind, we encourage usability rather than flashy effects.

Please let me know if there are any further concerns.

The prize

I am still reluctant to throw in cash because open source is a lot, but not about money. So I decided to give you some sweet toys to hack and play with. And yes, in cases where you built your theme in a team, you will both get one each. (But two is definitely the limit.) That way, you don’t have to share custody!

So here’s what's up for grabs, on top of the kudos from a high class panel jury and getting your name out there:

1st Place

Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1-Inch, 16 GB, Wi-Fi)

-Android Honeycomb 3.1
-Dual Core Tegra 2 processor, 1GB RAM
-Wi-FiTM, 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz, 5GHz
-Memory Capacity: 16GB
-Display: 10.1" WXGA (1280x800)

2nd Place


The “NXT” generation of buildable, programmable robots is here!

3rd - 5th Place

NZD $50 Apple i-Tunes voucher

I hope that helps you get cracking and give your best for the default theme of SilverStripe 3.0. Goodluck!