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eBook Contest: Win a Free Copy of Mastering Object-oriented Python

This contest is over!


Packt Publishing has partnered with my blog to give away 2 copies of their ebook version of Mastering Object-oriented Python by Steven Lott. You can read my full book review here, but frankly, I thought it was one of best advanced Python books I’ve read in a long time. It’s also based around Python 3, although most of the concepts will work with Python 2.

How You Can Win

To win your copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with a comment below highlighting the reason “why you would like to win this book”.

Duration of the contest & selection of winners

The contest is valid for 2 weeks, and is open to everyone. Winners will be selected on the basis of their comment posted. The contest will close on 05/26/2014 at 1 p.m. CST.

Contest: Create a Logo for My Blog!

I’ve been thinking that it would rock if this website had a cool logo or artwork of some sort. So I thought I would create a contest to allow my talented readers a chance to help me out here. Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Some kind of banner or background picture
  • A mouse (the furry kind, computer mouse, mecha or whatever) going up against a Python (or other cool snake). It can be realistic, cartooney, surreal, etc.

The artwork would be used on my blog and I’d put it on shirts and other items on a Zazzle-type account, cross-linked to my blog. The art will go under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.

Here’s what the lucky winners get:

First Prize

  • $100 Amazon gift certificate
  • Practical Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python
  • Attribution on my blog and links to the artist’s website(s)

Second Prize

  • $50 Amazon gift certificate
  • Attribution on my blog and links to the artist’s website(s)

Yes, I know it’s not much, but this is coming out of my own pocket and I’m no corporate bigwig. For those of you interested in statistics, this blog generates around 21000 page views a month with approx. 12-14000 visitors.

Email your submissions to contest@pythonlibrary.org. Submissions should be no larger than 10 MB. Contest ends October 31, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time. I am the sole judge and will choose the two submissions I like best.