The 2014 T-shirt design contest is a wrap! Thank you to everyone who shared their creativity and original designs with us this year.
We are excited to reveal our winner, Jaewin Ong of Singapore! This colorful design will debut on T-Shirts at PyCon in Montreal this week, and will be distributed at upcoming events worldwide.
We wanted to learn more about the creative mind behind the design, so we asked Jaewin a few questions:
What was your inspiration for this design?
- The inspiration was actually the OpenStack logo! Since the logo is already of significance, I thought it would be cool to manipulate it with bright colors and superimposing the outline with itself.
How long have you been designing?
- My first design was for a T-Shirt, incidentally, during my freshman year in university. The T-Shirts were printed and sold to raise funds for a committee I was involved in. And I started out with MS Paint! I’ve come a long way.
Where are you currently working?
- I’m currently a junior in university pursuing a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
In what way are you involved in OpenStack?
- I’m afraid to say that my involvement with OpenStack is minimal. Although, I had some experience with Python during my internship. Otherwise, I do find cloud computing to be rather complex and I admire people who do it.
Do you publish any of your other work online?
- I don’t publish my work because I’m doing this out of interest. I would be grateful when it comes to a point where I’m publishing my work for other purposes besides interest.
Is there anything else you might like to share about yourself?
- I constantly look for opportunities like this to improve myself. It might not be a big deal to some, but it’s a big deal to me!
Want to see your design on a future OpenStack T-Shirt? Stay tuned on our blog as we announce upcoming design contests!
In June the OpenStack Foundation launched its first T-Shirt Design Contest encouraging the community to help contribute to our collection of unique and fun shirt designs. Two months later it’s now time to announce the proud winner – Raul Chan!
Here is Raul’s design:
Winning T-shirt Design
Raul is a 17-year-old student in Hong Kong, who is incredibly passionate about design. He’s been drawing, sketching and designing for a year now with the dream to become a graphic designer one day. You can check out his other designs on his Instagram account ,@d_raul.
When we asked what his inspiration was for the OpenStack design, he said “as I know that OpenStack is a cloud operating system which processed lots of data for many companies, I used the logo of OpenStack to form a ‘cloud’. Besides, different colors of the ‘cloud’ represent the diversification of OpenStack.” Raul isn’t very involved with OpenStack but became interested in it as it became increasingly popular in China.
Raul’s design will be featured on T-Shirts that will be given out at LinuxCon Cloud Open in New Orleans in September and at other events where OpenStack will have a presence later this year and in early 2014.
For his efforts, we’re sending him and his family several T-Shirts and a free ticket to the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. So say hello if you see him around!
PS: If you want to pen the next design that’ll decorate the OpenStack T-Shirts – look out for the 2014 T-Shirt Design Contest. We’ll be announcing it on the OpenStack blog and our other social media channels in the coming months.
Show us your creative talent & submit an original design for our
2013 OpenStack T-shirt Design Contest!
- Winning design will be announced the last week in August 2013
- Original artwork will be showcased on T-shirts given out at LinuxCon Cloud Open in New Orleans, September 16-18, 2013 as well as future events worldwide
- Creator of the winning design will receive attribution on the T-shirt and public recognition on OpenStack’s website
- Submissions will be accepted through August 1, 2013
- Email submissions to email@example.com - Subject: OpenStack T-Shirt Contest
For reference, view current OpenStack T-shirt designs HERE.
Submitting an entry:
- Please make file Actual Size in inches (up to 10″ x 10″)
- Digital art entries only; high-resolution (300 dpi) layered .psd/.eps/.tif (Photoshop) file or .ai/.eps Vector Files (Illustrator) are preferred
- Do NOT send Microsoft Office files or Low- Resolution Files
- There should be no embedded bitmap images (jpg, tif, bmp)
- Colors should be spot with no half-tones
- Convert and group all fonts to outlines
- Please notate the preferred T-shirt color for printing
- Please provide a jpg/png/screenshot of the completed artwork to act as a proof for your submission files.
- Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: OpenStack T-Shirt Contest
- Submissions will be accepted through August 1, 2013
- Note: If you have any questions about how to properly submit your file, please contact email questions to email@example.com Subject: T-Shirt Contest Help
- The design must be your own original, unpublished work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material; by entering the competition, you agree that your submission is your own work
- Design should be one that appeals to the majority of the OpenStack developer community
- Deign may include line art, text, and photographs
- Your design is for the front of the shirt and may encompass an area up to 10″ x 10″ (inches)
- Design may use a maximum of three colors
The Fine Print
- Maximum of one entry per person.
- Must be original art. Content found on the internet rarely has the resolution needed for print and is often considered unlawful to use without permission
- Submissions will be screened by the OpenStack Foundation for merit and feasibility
- The OpenStack Foundation marketing staff will select the contest winner
- The OpenStack Foundation reserves the right to make changes to the winning design before printing, including changes in image size or ink color or t-shirt color.
- By submitting your design, you grant permission for your design to be used by the OpenStack Foundation including, but not limited to, the OpenStack website, the 2013 OpenStack Cloud Open T-shirt, and future marketing materials
- The OpenStack Foundation reserves the right to final decision
- The creator of the winning design will receive attribution on the T-shirt and public recognition on the OpenStack website
Shine your keyboards, hackers of OpenStack: on February 2nd 2012 you will be called to fight the ever growing number of bugs that keep creeping in our beloved code. On Bug Squashing Day all the OpenStack developer community will focus mainly on Nova to:
- Close old fixed bugs. Old bugs are nasty. Even when they are long dead, they clog bug views and render the lists unusable. Just look at old bugs and check if they still apply ! If they don’t, close them as FixReleased (if you can pinpoint when they were fixed) or Invalid (if you can’t).
- Fix bugs. The best thing you can do on a bug squashing day is to kill a live one. Just look at the list of Confirmed or Triaged and pick your target. Submit a change that fixes it. Ask for review help on the channel.
- Triage incoming bugs. It’s sometimes hard to distinguish fresh bugs from false alarms. You can help by using your expertise or reproduction skills on New bugs. If you can confirm the issue, set the bug to Confirmed. If you can fix it, read the previous chapter. If you need more info from the reporter, set it to Incomplete. And if it happens to not really be valid, set it to Invalid.
You don’t have to be an experienced Nova developer to participate, and we believe that February 2nd will be a great way to get started with the OpenStack community. You can get started by looking at Devstack to build your complete OpenStack development environment. The other projects are welcome to focus on quality that day but Nova is the one that will get more attention.
The event will happen mostly online, in a dedicated #openstack-bugsquash IRC channel on Freenode (that all participants are encouraged to join for the duration of the event). There will also be live meetings in Austin and San Francisco, hosted by Rackspace with food, drinks and games.
Do you want to host a Bug Squash Day on Feb 2nd? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
For those with some time to spend on non-critical items…
At the OpenStack Project Glance webinar a few weeks back there was discussion about the music being played while everyone waited for the webinar to start. Jay Pipes graciously informed everyone that I was a composer and that the music was mine, thus everyone was really insulting me. This lead to some community members contacting me to see if I really did write the music which only enhanced Jay’s hijinks. The truth is that I can’t even hear music very well as notes all sound the same to me. The company running our webinar tool is responsible for the music and we have provided feedback from our community about their music selection.
Anyway, the emails with the community members led to the idea of creating an OpenStack theme or jingle that we could use on our website for example. If Intel, Microsoft, and other companies can leverage the power of music to associate their brand with customers why not OpenStack. One community member, Mike Mazarick has supplied the first entry for community consideration:
Sample OpenStack Jingle (6 seconds)
I encourage community members with musical talent to submit their ideas to myself for posting on the blog or in the comment section. We can then re-visit all the submissions in a few weeks and vote for the winning OpenStack jingle. Looking forward to everyone’s ideas.