Happy Earth Day from The Mad Botter! Our annual free and open source software contest for students is back! To enter to win, we are asking you to create and share an open source project that addresses climate change and/or pollution.

This years winner will get a System76 Thelio!

Your project can be pure software or some interesting hardware gadget or a combination of the two. Regardless of what your project is, it must be licensed under a standard free software license such as BSD, GPL or MIT.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • No purchase is required to enter.
  • Your solution must be posted to a publicly accessible Github repository with the appropriate license included.
  • You must be a US high-school or undergraduate college student.
  • If you are below the age of 18, you must provide written parental consent to have your submission considered; this can be done via email.
  • In the event that you win, The Mad Botter INC is granted the right to post a picture of you in the winning announcement and other applicable venues; if you are below the age of 18 your parent or guardian also provides permission for this by consenting to your entering the contest.
  • The winning entry will be the one that shows the most practical potential and creativity and will be selected by The Mad Botter team.
  • All submissions should be sent to sales@themadbotter.com and include a brief bio, explanation of the solution and a link to the Github repository.
  • Submissions will be accepted until 5/29/2020.

Here at The Mad Botter we are confident that the next generation of software developers, scientists and engineers will be essential in stemming the tide of climate change and are happy to help promote STEM by offering this contest. To keep up to date with what we’re working on and other STEM related opportunities, please subscribe to our podcast and follow us on Twitter