Earn Up to $2k with Web Designs for Clouds and Open Source Communities with The Rackspace Cloud

Help us design the website that will serve as the vortex of Cloud Development.

All of us over here at The Rackspace Cloud have the benefit of being able to see how cloud computing effects both partner companies and open source communities. Partners like RightScale and Jungle Disk are working to help developers manage the cloud and utilize the cloud, and the open source community is also developing tools and software to better the cloud – all of this industrious creativity, however, is scattered throughout the internet. We think that – forces combined – these two entities could harness some incredible creative power.

Of course, web design isn’t our forte, and so we are calling on the crowd for a little bit of help. Help us design a stellar website by submitting a storyboard layout of your idea. To facilitate this, we are utilizing a competitive development web service called TopCoder – see this website for more details. The best design takes $2,000, second $1,000, and third $500. We’ll keep an eye out for your designs until 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

Partners interested in learning more about our cloud development outreach efforts are encouraged to contact Jim Curry, VP of Corporate Development, directly at jim.curry@rackspace.com.

We can’t wait to see what you brew up.

Before leaving in 2016, Angela ran integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started in 2003 and did everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement. Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.


  1. @Chris – I think you missed the point here. Sure, we can hire a designer to build a site – or we could pull in an internal designer. We thought it would be more fun, and more interesting, to ask for great designers to give it a shot.

    And our clients can win the prize – so I don’t understand your negativity. We are trying to promote the designer community – not “outsource” it!


    Rob La Gesse
    Director of Customer Development
    The Rackspace Cloud210-845-4440


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