Win a Trip to Ireland on Engine Yard

__Update 16th Sept 2011: __We've extended the deadline by 2 days to give you the weekend to submit or refine your entries. You now have until midnight on Sunday 18th September to submit an entry. Good luck!

As you have heard, Engine Yard recently joined forces with Orchestra. Not only was this big news for the PHP community in general, it was huge for the Irish tech community.

What you may not know is that last year, Eamon Leonard, co-founder of Orchestra co-organised Funconf with me. Engine Yard were huge supporters of Funconf last year, and their support is even more significant this year.

I'm delighted to announce "Fáilte Orchestra" : your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ireland.

The prize includes:

  • Return Flight to Ireland (up to $1500, depending on where you are)
  • A Ticket to Funconf (includes 2 nights accommodation and all food and drink, and an amazing lineup)

To be in with a chance to win, in true Irish style, we're looking for the "smartest, wittiest or most-charming" app deployed on Here are the rules:

  • The app must be your original work but feel free to make use of frameworks and libraries (e.g. CakePHP, PEAR)
  • It must be open source
  • It must (obviously) be deployed on Orchestra
That's it! We want you to be creative, smart, witty, interesting. What will win this will be the app, or page, or project that makes us laugh the loudest, or drop our jaw in awe, or is just plain awesome.

To enter, send a tweet (CC: @engineyard) with the hashtag __#failteorchestra __with a link to your deployed Orchestra app, and a link to the Github repo.

Please get your entries in before midnight on the 18th of September. The winner will be chosen and announced here on the 19th.

You have 7 days. Let the games begin, and good luck!