Summer Coding Contest. We’d hoped to have the results ready weeks ago, but there were so many excellent entries to go through line-by-line that it’s taken us a little while; we were blown away by some of what you did. If you’re a winner, your prize will be on the way soon, just in time for Christmas. And if your winning software is available online somewhere (not all of it was) and we’ve missed it, please drop me a line so I can add a link to this post.
The first prize in both categories is $1000, with runners-up prizes of $200 in each category. Well done to all the winners, and thanks to everybody who entered. We look forward to doing this again!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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