8 people are in the contest so far:
plainsane = Aug. 1
preilly44 = Aug. 14th
Linn = Aug. 28th
a0128958 = Sep. 14
Marainwater = Sep. 21
jim_gately = Sep 30
Modawg2k = Oct. 1
DLane = Nov 1
I think plainsane's in trouble. Rachio's only got a week to announce it is live in production, that anyone can download the update, for plainsane to win.
Prize is currently FOUR 60W equivalent 9W LED lamps, commercial quality, 2700 degree Kelvin color match to traditional tungsten lamps, omni-directional, over 50,000 hrs run time capability, 5 year warranty, manufactured by Earthtronics (private label manufacturer for Philips and Sylvania).
If I've missed anybody just holler.
Not too late to enter. The contest is: what date does Rachio V3 'go live?' (As commented by someone from Rachio authorized to say it.)
The rules are simple:
(1) In case of tie, accuracy is the tie breaker. I.e., if the announced date ends up being Aug. 31, someone who says 'Aug. 31st' wins the tie over someone who says 'last week of Aug.'
(2) Anyone with a signed NDA with Rachio, or a Rachio company is not eligible, regardless of when the NDA was signed. Likewise, anyone with a relationship with a Rachio employee, or who's a Rachio employee, is not eligible.
(3) (new this writing) No 'double dipping.' Once you're 'in' you're 'in.' And once you're 'out' you're 'out.'
(4) (new this writing) No 'Ebay bidding.' Let's use 1 week as minimum time between date of contest entry and 'guess' date.
Some fine print: Rachio has no involvement with this contest, other than (1) I'm using their community posting system to advertise it, and (2) I'll ask them to affirm that any 'go live' published or stated date is indeed legit. The contest is simply my idea to have a little fun. Prize material is all from me - I'm donating it from my business. I do energy monitoring and conversion to LED lighting projects for commercial structures.