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The Prizes

The Standardistas' Open Book Exam [Detail]

With just a fortnight to go days to go until the second annual Open Book Exam, we’d like to take a moment to thank our sponsors. Once again we’ve been overwhelmed with the response to the Open Book Exam and the generosity of our friends who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support our event.

A year ago, when we first wrote: “The Standardistas’ Open Book Exam promises to be one of the most exciting events in this year’s geek calendar,” we were of course guilty of a little hyperbole. However, the feedback we received after last year’s event and the support we have received as we prepare for this year’s event have been nothing short of overwhelming.

We worried that we’d struggle to match last year’s list of prizes in volume and value. We needn’t have worried. We’re sure you’ll agree - looking at the prize list below - there’s a lot of schwag up for grabs and, again, we’d like to thank everyone who has so generously supported us.

The Prize Fund currently stands as follows:

We owe a personal thank you to the many people who responded so generously and efficiently to our Request for Schwag (RFS™), not least the following: Simon Collison at New Adventures; Gavin Elliot at Industry Conference; Mandy Brown at A Book Apart; our friends at friends of ED; Yaili at Canonical; Antony Kennedy and Inayaili de Leon; Elliot Jay Stocks at 8 Faces; Jack and Ed Henderson; Belfast’s favourite Rumblers at Rumble Labs; Kyle Steed; Andy Budd at Clearleft; Wolf Becvar at HotGloo; Mr Paddy Donnelly; Scott McCloud; the team at Dediserve; Rich Rutter and Jon Tan at Fontdeck; Rich Rutter at Ampersand Conference; Gavin ‘JamFactory’ Strange; Nik Fletcher at Realmac Software; Simon and Angela Young at The Paperie; Jez Burrows; Michele Seiler at Field Notes; Cole Henley; Andy McMillan at The Manual; The Internet™’s Jack Osborne; Jessica Hische; Mark Boulton at Five Simple Steps; and, last but not least, Kejia at StickyGram.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at Build and entertaining you for what we are sure will be a memorable evening. With just a fortnight to go we’d encourage you to get revising and follow @standardistas on Twitter where we will be sprinkling clues in our timeline and revealing revision topics shortly.

Registration for the exam will open at 15.00 (GMT) on Thursday, 27 October. With only 64 places available we suggest you form your teams now, choose a team name and nominate a team member to submit your team when registrations open. Spaces in the Open Book Exam were snapped up in under eight minutes in 2010 so have your details ready to go the moment the registration opens. Good luck!

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