Based on the success of our annual Earth Day contest and our continuing commitment to STEM education and open-source software, The Mad Botter INC team is launching a Fourth of July competition for US students. We are thrilled to offer this competition to promote civic-mindedness and STEM in students and to honor the birth of our great nation.

To enter, we are asking you to create and share an open-source project that addresses ballot access or in some other way assists with voting.

The winner will get a brand new System76 Thelio, a Linux-powered engineering workstation.

  • 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 and include a brief bio, explanation of the solution, and a link to the Github repository.
  • Submissions will be accepted until 9/1/2020.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! For any questions please follow me on Twitter or email and I will be happy to respond.

— Michael Dominick

CEO, The Mad Botter INC