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Creative Daemon Contest


To be considered for entry, the submission must follow the following basic requirements: These steps are outlined in detail in Tutorial 9. The daemon must also be runnable in a Unix environment. All entries must be received by April 15th to be considered for the contest.

Any entries that do not meet these requirements will be disqualified.


All submissions should be sent via email to as a MIME attachment. The body of the email should contain the submitter's full name, email address, description of the daemon, and any special instructions.

Judging Criteria

The entries will be judged using the following criteria:

Testing Environment

The daemons will be run on a Linux box with a 2.2.x kernel. The machine will have 333MHz Pentium II processor with 256 Megabytes of RAM and a 6 gigabyte disk. The machine will have access to the Internet.

Winner Notification

After all entries have been judged and the winning entries selected, the winners will be notified via email. The winning prizes will be sent in 2-4 weeks following notification. Contest results will be posted to the Mother of Perl Web site May 1st.


The First, Second, and Third place entries will win a copy of Mastering Algorithms with Perl. In addition the First place entry will win $300. Second place $200.


Copies of Mastering Algorithms with Perl have been graciously provided by O'Reilly. Cash prizes have been provided by Whirlwind Interactive. Thanks to Randal Schwartz of Stonehenge Consulting for volunteering to judge the contest entries.

Produced by Jonathan Eisenzopf and