1st Birthday Competition

It’s been a long and eventful year, but we’ve survived! GeekShed shall be 1 year old on 24th October. To celebrate our first year, we have some giveaways for you. We’re not as rich as Microsoft, so don’t get your hopes up too much. We are giving away two $50 (USD) gift vouchers to Amazon. These prizes will be purchased after the giveaway, so if you have any particular objection to Amazon, we can make a reasonable accommodation.

The first competition is designed to boost the size of our YouTube channel. We’re asking you to create a video of maximum length 5 minutes. Your video must help our other users in some way or another. The standard idea would be to create a video tutorial but we encourage you to think outside the box and surprise us. Our YouTube channel can be found at http://www.youtube.com/GeekShedIRC. We would like to note that videos that are duplications of what’s already on our channel will be rejected. Once you have done your video, contact us in #help and we’ll give you some help on uploading it. You can create your video using a paid but very good application named Camtasia. This has a free trial which would work well for making this video. A free app which is rated quite highly is CamStudio. The best video, as chosen by the GeekShed staff will win the voucher. We’ll put all of the videos that are of good enough quality onto the channel. Please ensure that the audio and video is clear and of a high enough quality to be viewable in full screen. 720p minimum is suggested. It’d also be ideal if you could mention GeekShed in text/audio on the video to save any future copyright problems.

The second competition is to try to boost our user numbers through the use of Twitter. All you need to do is tweet/re-tweet the following, be a registered user on GeekShed, as well as being connected to the #birthday channel on GeekShed at 11pm UTC (6pm EDT) on 24th October 2010 (our birthday):

It’s the GeekShed IRC Network’s 1st birthday and they’re doing a giveaway! See http://bit.ly/9Bpd9P for full info.

Once the draw is done, we will ensure the winner has tweeted and is registered on GeekShed before offering up the prize.

If you’re a video maker, you can also enter the random draw – you never know, you might win twice!

Any questions? Ask in #help.

GeekShed’s YouTube Channel

GeekShed has a YouTube channel where we post videos created by staff and users relating to various aspects of GeekShed. Many of these will show you, in the form of a screen video, how to perform certain tasks and make your IRC experience better. This can be found at http://www.youtube.com/GeekShedIRC. Here are a list of the videos in our YouTube channel: