After running around like a chimpanzee with its head cut off (check out the animatronics chimp from WowWee, thus the similie) with the last WordPress Plugin Competition, I would like to be better prepared.
We are about to embark upon another WordPress Programming Competition (notice the change in the name) starting at the beginning of December and lasting through the end of May next year. Much of the competition will remain the same but I would like to give authors the chance to strut their stuff and get their code together and published and advertised for everyone to make a good determination.
However, this post is about the judges. If you would like to be considered as a judge, please send me an email with a list of stuff that makes you eligible. Mark the subject as “WordPress Programming Competition Judge”. Though the judges’ names will not be made public, I do expect you to be responsible, available for a reasonable amount of time (I try to be as accomodating as possible) and try to follow the requested schedule. You will be asked to judge every entry into the competition (be it 10 or a million) but there will be adequate time for everyone to carry on with their lives. I know some of the previous judges expressed eagerness to judge again, if you still feel the same way, please drop me a small note.
It is never too soon to start asking for help in funding the competition. So if you would like to be involved in making this possible financially (aka donate your money/time/resources/advertise/sponsor) please send me an email at mark @ wltc . net