The Winners of Wolfram Alpha's Big Spikey on Campus Contest Are...
Article by George Norman
On 21 Sep 2011
Earlier this month we were reporting that the team behind Wolfram Alpha, the computational knowledge engine developed by British-born physicist and Mathematica creator Stephen Wolfram, decided to give away some nice merchandise as part of a back to school promotion.

The Wolfram Alpha team announced at the time that it would give away Wolfram Alpha T-shirts, Wolfram Alpha mugs, and Wolfram Alpha apps via its Twitter account. Until the 15th of September, Wolfram Alpha ran daily challenges (sometimes you had to retweet something, other times you had to answer a question) and gave one lucky Twitter follower a nice prize. But that’s not all.

Advertising

The team also announced the Big Spikey on Campus photo competition. This competition went something like this: cut out the Spikey, take a picture with the Spikey on campus, submit the pic and wait to see if you won. The news is that the Wolfram Alpha team has selected the winner of the Grand Prize (an iPad 2) and the 10 runners-up (they got a Wolfram Alpha T-shirt and a Course Assistant App)

The winner of the Grand Prize, an iPad 2, is the one who came up with the picture below (it’s a Wolfram Alpha-inspired sine graph).
Wolfram|Alpha sine wave

The 10 runners-up who will get a T-shirt and a Course Assistant App of their choice are as follows.

Runner-up 1

Runner-up 2

Runner-up 3

Runner-up 4

Runner-up 5

Runner-up 6

Runner-up 7

campus-gif

Runner-up 9

Keen eyed viewers certainly noticed that there are only 9 images above. The 10th runner-up is the creator of this photo essay.

The Wolfram Alpha team thanked everyone who tool part in the Big Spikey on Campus competition and added that the winners will be contacted via Twitter or Tumblr. If you did not win anything this time, perhaps you will be luckier next time. There will be other contests and giveaways, the Wolfram Alpha team concluded.

Additional information on Wolfram Alpha is available here.



Tags: Wolfram Alpha, Competition, Twitter
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
With the blockbuster movie season upon us, Sony decided to celebrate the occasion with a sale: the Attack of the Blockbusters Sale that offers discounts of up to 50% (60% if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) on a ton of PS4 video games.
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
Samsung’s new T5 portable solid-state drive (PSSD) uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, offers between 250GB and 2TB of storage capacity, has a lightweight and shock-resistant design that’s smaller than the average business card, and delivers industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Related News
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
The Winners of Wolfram Alpha's Big Spikey on Campus Contest Are...
HTML Linking Code