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LinuxCon/CloudOpen Goose Chase Ends in Tie for Grand Prize

By 2013-10-258月 22nd, 2017Blog

Editor’s Note: This blog has been corrected. We made a mistake in announcing our winners. Madalina tied for the grand prize and Daniel took second place. Sorry for the error and congrats again to our winners.

Hundreds of people raced to the finish in the first-ever LinuxCon/CloudOpen Goose Chase. From showing your cowsay to the coffee cup that fuels your Linux work, you – the community – showcased your competitive nature and passion for having fun. The competiton was fierce through the end, which resulted in a tie for Grand Prize for Round Two (round one wrapped up in October, and the winners were announced at LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America). Because there are two Grand Prize winners, we will not be awarding a First Prize.

The winners of Round Two are:

Grand Prize: $500 Amazon Gift Card

Madalina-Ioana Alexe, Romania

Joao Paulo Rechi Vita, Brazil


Joao works for the Nokia Institute of Technology. His latest Linux project was adding BlueZ 5 bluetooth support to PulseAudio on the Linux desktop. He’s attended LinuxCon in Japan, North America and Europe this year.

“I participated in the Goose Chase at LinuxCon North America and found it really fun, so when I was showing the pictures to my girlfriend back home I found the {online} Goose Chase and decided to join it as well. And as I expected, {it} was a lot of fun again, specially because this time some of the missions needed quite a bit of creativity to be accomplished.”


Madalina-Ioana works for Intel Romania on Tizen and attended the Gluster Community Day this week at LinuxCon Europe. 

“I found it is a fun game, which is still suitable for geeks. It was a nice and funny experience and I found out that there are even more geeks like me.” 

Second Prize, $50 Amazon Gift Card

Daniel German, Canada

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you so much for participating in the Goose Chase!  



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