[BSDCert] User Group Competition
dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca
Mon May 15 18:22:15 EDT 2006
There's a new press release on the News tab here:
Feel free to email me directly if you have problems using the contact form
or if you don't get a response back within 24 hours of registering your
I'm looking forward to seeing the creative fundraising methods :-)
BSD Certification Group Inc. Announces User Group Competition
Calling all User Groups! The BSD Certification Group Inc. announced a
fundraising competition today at BSDCan 2006.
If you're a member of a BUG, LUG, UUG, or sysadmin User Group, here's your
chance to help the BSD Certification Group realize their goal of creating the
standard certification for system administrators of the BSD family of
operating systems. This is a great opportunity to assist in a worthy cause
while showcasing the generosity and creative spirit found within your User
Here's how it works:
Start a discussion within your User Group on the most effective and intriguing
way to raise funds to be donated to the BSD Certification Group Inc. There
will be a prize (described below) for the most creative fundraising technique
so give free reign to your Group's collective imagination. The fundraiser you
choose can be an ongoing event or you may prefer to set a specific date for
the event. All monies raised by your User Group must be collected by June 18th.
Once your User Group has settled on their fundraiser, register your Group
using the contact form at the BSD Certification website. Using a subject of
chair, input your name and email address. In the text box, input the name and
URL of your User Group and a brief description of how the funds will be raised.
Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent. Within a few days, another
email will be sent reminding you of important dates; it will also contain
instructions for submitting the funds raised.
* June 10th: cut-off date for registering User Group
* June 18th: fundraising events conclude
* June 30th: all monies to be received by BSD Certification Group Inc.
* July 7th: winners announced
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, there will be two prizes available.
The User Group that raises the most funds will receive 2 full passes to BSDCan
2007 as well as a 15% discount to BSDCan 2007 for any member of the User
Group who participates with the fundraiser.
The User Group with the most interesting method for raising funds will receive
$500 worth of O'Reilly books.
BSDCan which is held annually in Ottawa, Canada, has quickly become the
leading BSD conference. An amazing blend of high quality talks, a very social
atmosphere, and plenty of opportunity to meet people makes for a great
conference at low prices. Mark your calendars for BSDCan 2007 which will be
held May 11 and 12, 2007.
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About the BSD Certification Group Inc.
The BSD Certification Group Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to
creating and maintaining a global certification standard for system
administration on BSD based operating systems. It aims to establish an
internationally recognized set of proficiency tests to ease IT management,
hiring procedures and foster collaboration between members of the BSD
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