Guest Blog: On the Lighter Side – Help Disguise the Pengroid

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We want to share with the Linux.com community and members of the wider Linux community a fun little contest we’ve created that will hopefully get your creative juices flowing and give you an opportunity to step away, unplug and have some fun over the next 30 days or so. The contest is designed around something we call the “Pengroid.”

I want to thank Dave Marshall, social media guru at Virtual Bridges, for sharing with us the company's cool new contest in this guest post. I'm thinking about getting in on the action here. Check it out.

We want to share with the Linux.com community and members of the wider Linux community a fun little contest we’ve created that will hopefully get your creative juices flowing and give you an opportunity to step away, unplug and have some fun over the next 30 days or so. The contest is designed around something we call the “Pengroid.”

 

Ok, first things first. You’re probably asking yourself, what in the world is a Pengroid? And well, that’s a great question. At Virtual Bridges, we’ve created what’s been identified as a second generation VDI solution, or Gen2 VDI – taking desktop virtualization to the next level. And because we’re a 100 percent Linux-based VDI management solution, managing both Linux and Windows desktops and treating them as equal citizens, we decided to promote that fact by having a little bit of fun and allowing the community to take part in it as well.  We’ve taken our Linux friend Tux, and beefed him up a bit, much like we did with Gen2 VDI. And the end result: we’ve created Pengroid, a penguin on, well, ‘roids (or maybe he just works out a lot, who really knows). But he’s beefier and stronger than ever – and now he’s become an “International Bird of Mystery.”
 
Here’s where you guys come in and where the fun begins. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help Pengroid out on one of his many upcoming spy missions.  In order for him to be the James Bond of penguins, he’ll need your help to provide him with various disguises and to place him in exotic locations around the world, sometimes allowing him to hide in plain sight. Think of yourself as Q.


 
To do that, it’s time to break out the crayons and markers, Photoshop or GIMP, or anything else your creative minds can use to make this happen. Where will Pengroid show up next?  What will he look like? Only you can decide. And you might even win a T-Shirt with your Pengroid image on it!  If you can’t come up with your own image, don’t worry. You can still participate by going to our Facebook page and voting for your favorite Pengroid submissions from other people.
 
Visit the Pengroid page for contest rules and descriptions, including submission, voting procedures and prize information. And most of all, just have fun with it!