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The Third Annual Open Book Exam

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We’re delighted to announce that for the third year in a row we’ll be running the Open Book Exam as part of this year’s Build Fringe.

Now established in folklore as one of the most exciting events in the geek calendar – and one of the more formidable challenges known to man – The Standardistas’ Open Book Exam is a pub quiz, but with a difference.

Unlike the typical pub quiz, where consulting your shiny internet-enabled mobile device would lead to instant disqualification; the Open Book Exam demands the use of iPhones, iPads, Androids - even BlackBerry PlayBooks - to avail of the internet’s wealth of knowledge, required to answer many of its Herculean questions.

Played in teams of four, the exam will feature eight rounds rounds of eight questions on a range of topics designed to test our teams’ mettle. As with any event worth its salt, there will be plenty of beer and plenty of prizes, including a Build 2013 Pass for the Last Geek Standing.

Our last two years have seen prize lists that were both outstanding and copious 1, 2 and we’d like to once again extend our gratitude to the many individuals and organisations that supported us, making the event possible. We’re well under way securing prizes for this year’s event and are grateful for sponsorship from, amongst others: A Book Apart; Field Notes; Viewport Industries; New Adventures; Industry Conference; friends of ED; Offscreen Magazine; The Manual; Realmac Software… the list goes on.

Should you wish to join the esteemed list of event supporters by offering a prize, please do drop us a line.

With only sixteen teams of four, places are extremely limited and were snapped up in under eight minutes last year. Registration for this year’s event will open at precisely 14.00 BST on Thursday, 25 October (a mere 48 hours hence), fingers on the buzzers people, don’t say we didn’t provide enough notice.

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