Who's the Sexiest Geek of 2006 - Let the Voting Begin!
After much deliberation, the [GAS] crew has picked who they consider to be the 5 most worthy nominees out of your suggestions to participate in our "Who's the Sexiest Geek of 2006" contest. Generalities
Here are the 5 nominees, in no particular order.
#1: Xeni Jardin
Xeni is an incredibly intelligent women who has been heavily involved with all things web for quite some time. She works as a Tech Culture journalist in addition to being the co-editor of BoingBoing, one of the most interesting collaborative weblogs out there.
Xeni Jardin is a tech culture journalist and co-editor of the award -winning weblog Boing Boing. She is a contributor to television, radio, and print venues including Wired Magazine and National Public Radio, and likes to float in spaceships.
#2: Leah Culver
Leah is a clever young programmer who had the fantastic idea of selling ad space on the back of her 15" MacBook Pro to help pay for it. Being like most young people, i.e. cash strapped, she had to come up with a way to replace her old G3 iMac with something that would allow her to keep up with the programming world. Leah currently works as a programmer for instructables.com.
#3: Teresa Noreen
Apart from being a pretty face, Teresa Noreen is an extremely intelligent women and has been involved in the World Wide Web for a couple of years. Believe it or not, Teresa is a hardcore gamer, a case modder and even a car computer builder. And, if that is not enough, a couple of years ago she took 2nd place in Sony's contest to find a spokesmodel for their EverQuest role-playing game "Quest for Antonia". Teresa currently works as a professional model and is also co-hosting a show on StoneCold TV.
#4 Chris Pirillo
Chris Pirillo is an Internet dinosaur. He has been around forever and for a lot of us represents geekness incarnate. He is the mind behind the lockergnome phenomenon that took the Internet by storm in 1996. Here is an excerpt from his site that describes Chris quite well:
Chris is "a Geek, Internet Entrepreneur, Hardware Addict, Software Junkie, Book Author, Once TV Show Host, Technology Enthusiast, Shameless Self-Promoter, Tech Conference Coordinator, Early Adopter, Idea Evangelist, Tech Support Blogger, Bootstrapper, Media Personality, Technology Consultant, Thicker Quicker Picker Upper."
Maddox... is one of the most amazing and enigmatic Internet personalities I've ever had the good fortune of stumbling upon. His site, dubbed "The Best Page in the Universe", is one of the most visited page on the web, and what is most amazing about it is no money was invested in its promotion to make it that way. If you are wondering why his site is so popular, just head over there and take an hour to read what this guy has to say. You'll be a better person out of the experience I can guarantee you.
As previously stated, the winner will get a $100 prize deposited in their paypal account. If the eventual winner doesn't want the money, he/she can choose to donate it to a charity of their choice.
Please note that you can scroll down to vote for the last contestant via the small blue arrow on the poll interface. Each visitor can vote once a day. The poll will last for a total of 7 days. Good luck to our 5 finalists!
GeneralitiesPlease note that this isn't a contest of beauty. Being a sexy geek has very little to do about how people look. I know that most of the people that will be voting will be of the masculine gender and that there are nice looking women among the nominees, but please guys, try to make your choice without considering the gender or appearance of each nominee. Instead, just vote in accordance to what each person has accomplished in the past year.