Segunda-feira, 22 de Agosto de 2011

How NOT to get accepted for Codebits 2011

One would think this post wasn't necessary, but hey, you'd be surprised.

Just so you know, you'll get a hard time getting accepted to Codebits if...

  • your bio is shorter than your name...
  • you registered on the website and then forgot to hit the "Apply now" button... (it's one thing to have an account on the website, it's another to attend the event)
  • your bio claims you really want to attend Codebits *2010*...
  • you say you really enjoyed last year's Codebits, in *2009*...
  • your bio is neither in Portuguese nor in English...
  • we can't figure out which language you used for your bio...
  • you were under the influence of something weird while writing your application...


Even if you're sure you didn't make any of these mistakes, we do suggest you double-check it; and after you do please remind your friends to do the same.

We currently have ~200 candidates pre-approved and we're trying to go through the remaining hundreds as fast we can, but it should take us a couple of weeks. (some people don't write enough, others don't know when to stop; seriously, a 10k bio?)

And BTW, at the time of writing there are 256 people (seriously, we're not making this number up) who have registered on the website but haven't pressed the "Apply now" button; granted, some of these people may not be interested in attending (perhaps they just want to have access to the quiz once it starts), but judging from the numbers we'd say we had a lot of people missing the button.

Perhaps it needs more cowbell...


publicado por jac às 15:29
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