Next Challenge: 2015/07

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RC2015/07 Competition Entry is Open

In a most uncharacteristic display of planning I am pleased to announce that the Retrochallenge 2015/07 – ‘July’ edition of the retrochallenge is now open to entrants. This round of the bi-annual madness used to be called Summer Warmup, but as this is a *world wide* competition we’re finally getting all PC (that’s Politically Correct not IBM PC you understand).

Retrochallenge 2015/07 competition will run from July 1st to the end of the month. We will allow blog updates till midnight on Sunday 2nd August GMT.

Please email mark at wickensonline dot co dot uk with your name (or handle) a brief synopsis of your project and a URL for your blog.

Twitter has become the preferred communication media for updates – if you make a post to your website please consider a short ‘tweet’ with #retrochallenge. Follow @retrochallenge and filter tweets on #retrochallenge for the latest updates!

The RC2015/07 Entrants List is here…

About Retrochallenge

In a nutshell, the RetroChallenge is a loosely disorganised gathering of RetroComputing enthusiasts who collectively do stuff with old computers for a month.

The event is very much open to interpretation… individuals set there own challenges, which can range from programming to multimedia work; hardware restoration to exploring legacy networking… or just plain dicking around. It really doesn’t matter what you do, just so long as you do it.

While the RetroChallenge has its competitive side, it’s not really a contest… it’s more like global thermonuclear war — everyone can play, but nobody really wins.

Competition Rules

  1. RetroChallenge commences 1st July 2015 and runs until 31st July 2015.
  2. In order to qualify, computer systems must be vintage (this used to be defined as 10 years old, but typically ‘vintage’ is older than that now – don’t expect to be accepted if you are using a box capable of running Windows XP for example!). Exceptions will always be made for exotica!
  3. Gaming consoles and PDAs qualify if they were made in the previous century.
  4. Where appropriate, replica hardware and emulators may be used.
  5. Entrants are responsible for adequately documenting their projects and submitting occasional updates during the contest.
  6. Projects may encompass any aspect of retro-computing that tickles the fancy of the individual entrant.
  7. Winners will be carefully selected and adulation bestowed.
  8. Have fun!

The RC2015/01 Competition…

Winners & Honourable Mentions

Head over to the Competition Summary page for part #1 of the round-up with the winners and honourable mentions.

Competition has Ended

Retrochallenge 2015/01 is officially over. Congratulations to all who made it to the end. Dale and I will get our heads together over the next few days and announce the winners. I’ll put together a summary so that we can all bathe in the retro-goodness together as the one happy family that we are.

The Final Push!

The final few hours of RetroChallenge! Parting will be such sweet sorrow. Best of luck for the remaining time available.

Into the last week!

Apologies for the lack of updates on the website but twitter has been regularly fed with updates from entrants and updates from the ever observant Dale.

We’re into the last week so I’d just like to remind contestants that blog posts should be completed by midnight Sunday (I’ll accept that as your local time or GMT whichever is the later). That gives you a little extra time over the weekend to indulge yourself one last time.

Thank’s for all the updates – I’ve been busy with my own stuff but it’s a great distraction to read what everyone else is up to and I’m really looking forward to getting my head down next week and immersing myself fully in all that you’ve been up to!

Competition is LIVE!

Starting with a healthy 21 competitors the competition is now LIVE! We even have a couple of mystery prizes – more to be announced later. Happy New Year to all!

Competition Entry is Open

Welcome to the shiny, new, hemisphere agnostic Retrochallenge 2015/01 – where the /01 means ‘January’. This round of the bi-annual madness used to be called Winter Warmup, but as this is a *world wide* competition we’re finally getting all PC (that’s Politically Correct not IBM PC you understand).

Retrochallenge 2015/01 competition will run from New Years Day, January 1st to the end of the month, Saturday 31st January 2015. Typically we will allow a final blog post at the end of the weekend, so you should be complete midnight 1st February GMT!

Please email mark at wickensonline dot co dot uk with your name (or handle) a brief synopsis of your project and a URL for your blog.

The RC2015/01 Entrants List is here…

About Retrochallenge

In a nutshell, the RetroChallenge is a loosely disorganised gathering of RetroComputing enthusiasts who collectively do stuff with old computers for a month.

The event is very much open to interpretation… individuals set there own challenges, which can range from programming to multimedia work; hardware restoration to exploring legacy networking… or just plain dicking around. It really doesn’t matter what you do, just so long as you do it.

While the RetroChallenge has its competitive side, it’s not really a contest… it’s more like global thermonuclear war — everyone can play, but nobody really wins.

Competition Rules

  1. RetroChallenge commences 1st January 2015 and runs until 31st January 2015.
  2. In order to qualify, computer systems must by approximately 10 years old (or older!) however exceptions will always be made for exotica!
  3. Gaming consoles and PDAs qualify if they were made in the previous century.
  4. Where appropriate, replica hardware and emulators may be used.
  5. Entrants are responsible for adequately documenting their projects and submitting occasional updates during the contest.
  6. Projects may encompass any aspect of retro-computing that tickles the fancy of the individual entrant.
  7. Winners will be carefully selected and adulation bestowed.
  8. Have fun!

You can visit the previous retrochallenge competition here:
RC2014 Summer Challenge

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