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Developers, it's time to learn and earn: let's have some fun at Red Hat Summit.

I'm hosting the Developer Cup game for you to earn "Developer Dollars" while you learn about really cool development tools and technologies.  Once you earn enough, you can "buy" some excellent swag such as this hoodie!  We have other stuff too, but I can't show you those yet - you'll need to attend Summit and see for yourself. BTW, there are over 90 ways to earn these Developer Dollars.  Hmm, too easy?  :/

//Make the game harder next year.


It's really simple to play.

Attend certain developer-related sessions, labs, CodeStarters, and demos to earn your "dollars", and once you acquire 50 Developer Dollars, you can "buy" your choice of swag. The game is played and tracked on the Red Hat Summit app and all of the 90+ applicable and participating activities are listed there.

How much work is it to earn Developer Dollars?

Firstly, it's not work - it's fun!

Here's what you can earn and how:

  • 5 Developer Dollars for demos (see app for list)
  • 10 Developer Dollars for sessions (see app)
  • 15 Developer Dollars for labs, plus a few "bonus point sessions" (yes, see app)
  • 25 Developer Dollars for either of the two CodeStarters - one is on IoT, the other on APIs. Both will be fun and include food and beer.

How much do you have to earn?

Once you acquire 50 Developer Dollars, you can "buy" a hoodie or other good stuff.  That's it.

About now, you're thinking about all of the mathematical permutations for earning your 50 Developer Dollars.  Yes - lots of ways.

//Really, really make this game harder next year.

The fine print

We have a lot of inventory, but inventory is limited, so play early and collect early.

This is not real money and so has no real cash value.  BTW - see more details on the Summit app.

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Last updated: April 24, 2017