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Challenge Coin


Our world is filled with technology. Knowing you have an ally that is committed and wiling to help you navigate the tech world with your best interest in mind deserves to be recognized. The Linux Challenge Coin is awarded to deserving recipients who demonstrate the technical proficiency, desire, and willingness, to help those around them leverage Open Source technology to it's full potential.


The Linux Challenge Coin is awarded to technologists who demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Understands the value and priority of the individuals behind the tech.

  • Believes that technology is at it's best when it is Open Source.

  • Has a passion to make knowledge shareable and discoverable in order to empower users.

  • Demonstrates a willingness to do the work the user doesn't want to do when the user's desire to learn has ended.


To nominate yourself or someone else for The Linux Challenge Coin send an email to nominations [at] Copy and paste the text from the nomination form below as a way to help you tell the story of how someone was helped or served with open source.

Nomination Form:

Tell us about the nominee:

Who are they? What did they do? Please include links to news articles, case studies, videos, social media posts, or testimonials in your nomination. We're interested in anything that backs up what you’re saying and showcases your nominee’s work or achievements.

Provide some examples of how value of people and relationships were placed behind the tech itself?

How was Open Source and Linux used and prioritized?

How was the outcome / how was the end user empowered by the technology?

What additional work or steps were taken to maximize the users experience and minimize the friction?

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of technology

Last update: 2024-05-21