…And the Winners Are
If you didn’t find the answer and you didn’t see the tweet giving it out, the answer was http://phparch.com/powersquid/. Blue Parabola’s own Keith Casey singing his own composition, “The Powersquid Song”.
The three winners of the contest were as follows:
2nd Place – a ticket to an upcoming php|architect Live! Virtual Summit
3rd Place – 3 books from our library
Sean (@sprunka) Prunka
…and the rest – There were 29 correct answers who all win a free year’s subscription to php|architect magazine.
Now for some fun facts about the contest.
There were 214 total reasonable answers submitted (a few people just tried guessing random words, we didn’t count those).
There were several URLS that were submitted more than others. In no particular order the most common ones were:
- https://twitter.com/#!/CalEvans/status/125199015074725888 This one was very close but we were looking for the song itself, not a reference to it.
- http://www.powersquid.com – Many people submitted this one which shows they were on the right track.
- http://caseysoftware.com/blog/conference-travel-tips – This was another popular entry which showed that people understood 1/2 of the puzzle because it was Keith Casey singing the song.
The most obscure answer came in very early on in the contest, around 7:17 AM EDT – “Costa Rica”. Honestly, we have no idea what to make of that answer.
Overall, it was a fun contest to run, and we hope you had fun playing along. Please make sure and congratulate the winners, and if you can, join us at php|tek ’12. We’d love to put a face with the name.