A Geeky EduGeek Competition

Supporting the community in the geekiest way we can think of

It's all over! Check out the Results here

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Due to an "accidental" ;-) over order of Raspberry Pi units we need to give a few of these things away.

Our solution: Share them with the EduGeek community and have a laugh at the same time.

We've created a competition for EduGeekers using the geekiest feature of PaperCut: Print Scripting

Your job: Make a print script that creatively entertains us and the EduGeek community.

Win Raspberry Pi and more

Of course we're giving away some geeky prizes.

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1st place:

Raspberry Pi Pack: The Raspberry Pi Model B, Pi Case, 8GB SD Card

2nd & 3rd Place

Raspberry Pi Model B Raw Board + Pi Case

Not quite geeky enough.

ThinkGeek vouchers

Example 1: Funding the party!

Chris was a SysAdmin at Parkdale High in Melbourne. He was always annoyed that the IT group never got their own end of year party. His solution: raise party funds with a print script that runs a clandestine gambling racket by allowing student bet their print credit. Check out Chris' demo video

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Watch Chris explain his scheme.

Turn your print balance into a degenerate
fun-time or check out his code.

PaperCut YouTube Channel

Example 2: The IQ Test

Being a SysAdmin for a School in Auckland, Kent would come across an annoying problem on a weekly occurrence. Students would be printing to the IT department's printer! He has solved this problem by implementing a print script that tests if you know as much as the IT department before you can print.

PaperCut YouTube Channel

Watch Kent Explain his IQ Test Script

Listen to Kent talk you through his PaperCut script or check out his his code.

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How to play.

  1. Download PaperCut NG if you haven't got it already. Don't worry about a license, it comes with 40 days free.
  2. Check out the Print Scripting feature. Feel free to steal inspiration from Chris' example or Kent's example. The more fun and outlandish your script, the more bonus points we award.
  3. Submit by letting us know via edugeekcomp@papercut.com. Bonus points if it's on GitHub or your blog.
    Entries close on the 15th of Feb.
  4. Win prizes!

Organizations of all shapes and sizes rely on PaperCut

  • Coveris
  • The University of Melbourne
  • PSL Group
  • UK Wealth Management
  • Wall Templeton
  • "By implementing scripts for color saving and assigning print jobs to central accounts we reached £50k in savings in just thirteen months! Papercut just keeps getting better with every release."

  • "With well designed interfaces and an excellent support service, we have implemented PaperCut University-wide and have been tracking student printing and saving on costs since 2008."

  • "We were looking for a cost-effective product that would cut our printing and consumables costs... and here it is! PaperCut does a great job and the easy installation and configurations makes it even more attractive."

  • "We need to make intelligent decisions about our print management as well implement a solution for accurate recharging and to raise awareness of the financial and environmental cost of printing. PaperCut ticked every box and then some and slotted perfectly into our network environment."

  • "PaperCut is a huge time-saver - with easy access straight from the desktop, it maintains all of our print management accounting for us and provides excellent print security."