Attendees voluntarily bring all kinds of nifty goodies and place them on the
Door Prizes Table. At the end of the conference, attendees are randomly picked (using a
Sort Without Replacement algorithm called “drawing from a hat” or “lottery”). When an
attendee is called, he or she takes their pick of anything remaining on the Table. Since there are
always more prizes than attendees, the process is repeated until the Table is empty. Do
you have some stuff that you don’t need and that high-tech enthusiasts like yourself
might like? Bring it along! The more goodies each attendee brings, the higher the
probability of you getting great door prizes!
The very first attendee who is randomly picked for the Door Prize wins an
awesome Grand Prize (to be determined), but also gets to pick whatever he or she wants
from the entire, untouched Door Prize Table. Will it be you?
Programming Contest Prize
The prize for the Programming Contest has yet
to be determined. It’s usually something fun, since that’s the whole point of the
At the end of the conference, we all vote for the Best Speaker. The
winner receives the Best Speaker Certificate, suitable for framing, hanging in
your den, and showing to all your friends, who will admire your intellectual prowess
and secretely wish they were you.