Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
Technologists get lots of opportunities to exercise their logical “left brains”, but not many chances to work out their more creative “right brains.” To help rectify this imbalance, Solace Systems is sponsoring a High-Tech Haiku Contest where anyone can contribute a short poem to show the world their lighter side.
Haiku is a Japanese style of poetry consisting of three lines containing 5, 7 and 5 syllables, respectively. They’ve historically been about nature, but for this contest Solace is asking people to write about the nature of technology. The best entry will receive a $250 gift card from Amazon complements of Solace Systems.
Here is an example of a high-tech Haiku:
push into the cloud
open source and open mind
data floats skyward
The contest is open from July 18th, 2012 through 11:59 PM, July 24th, 2012 Pacific Standard Time. Each entry must include a name, email and original Haiku. The winning poem’s author will receive a $250 Amazon Gift Certificate. The winning poem will be chosen by a panel of 3 judges using a scoring system that rates the poems on thoughtfulness, humor, and originality. Contest entry includes permission to display the contestant’s poem and first name on the contest web page, whether the contestant wins or loses. If the winner does not respond to email notification within 24 hours, the second place poet will be awarded the prize, and so on.
The contest is open to anyone, so feel free to share the details on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, or by any other means.
About Solace Systems
Solace Systems makes high-performance middleware appliances that let companies distribute real-time data to desktop, enterprise and mobile applications with higher performance and at lower cost than alternatives. Solace has been successfully deployed by customers in financial services, government, internet services, telecom, transportation and logistics.