I have chosen my champion (I watched Shazam! with my son on holidays) for paid 1 year Dojo membership. But first some numbers. My tweets got some attention:
People from MinistryOfTesting supported my initiative: my tweets were retweeted by Mark and published in MOT newsletter. Even if tweet engagements looks good, my blog post with instructions how to apply was viewed only 172 times. Now you may guess how many applications did I got.
I got four (4) applications and two emails with support/thank you for initiative. That means that everyone who participated had 25% chances to get paid membership.
Because I have done this before, it was very important to me to be clear how I will choose the winner: “Information, how will you use it and why you deserve it more then others, will help me to choose.” I wanted to be sure that I am giving away for the right person, the one who will really use it. After reading and rereading submissions, I have the feeling that only one submission showed the commitment I was looking for.
I have chosen my champion and it is Mike. Congratulations, Mike! His submission email has 904 words (others between 113 and 148), those words describe his detailed experienced so far in testing(with many links, I suggest you to read his blog) and what he wants to do with paid Dojo membership. This man has set a target and he works towards it.
To others competitors – well done! I was touched that you copied (font size is different then the rest of the email, it means it has to be copied) my name (I get so many emails with my name wrong, that this is really a highlight for me). Keep going! You did not win this time, but there are many other opportunities! Remember to ask for things you want – it may happen that you will get what you asked for.