Today we have a change of pace with our giveaways. Qualcomm has given us a single pass to its Uplinq 2012 conference to give away to one lucky reader. Our own Jason Inofuentes will be covering the show which is in San Diego, CA on June 27 and 28th. Registration for Uplinq normally costs $375 but one lucky reader will get a registration code that waves the fee.

If you aren't selected and still want to attend, Qualcomm also gave us a 30% discount code for AnandTech readers. Simply use code UB2012 during the registration process.

Now the rules. To enter simply respond to this post with a comment explaining why you'd want to attend Uplinq. Please only comment if you will actually be able to attend the show if you win. This contest is only available to US residents in one of the 50 states. Finally, you are only allowed to enter once.

Entries will be accepted from 6:30 PM ET on June 5, 2012 through 6:30 PM ET on June 8, 2012. Winners will be selected by June 9, 2011.

Good luck everyone :)

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  • siddhartha.nath - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    My research is on understanding patterns in usages of smartphones and tablets and make online decisions on battery life optimization techniques. I see that Uplinq has interesting talks on related topics. It will be a great learning experience for me and help me fine tune my research. It also helps me save money since am a student.
  • PCTC2 - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    I'm an electrical engineering undergraduate with more experience in programming than any form of engineering. I would love to go to check it out.
  • nutgirdle - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    I think there is a typo in the news post. "mzr" should read "nutgirdle"
  • yelped - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - link

  • hotsacoman - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    I'm amazing.
  • sushrukh - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    I have a pathetic luck in competitions and lost once again.I will never win in any competitions in my life ever. :(
  • yelped - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - link

    Never give up.
  • kruass - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    I'm a mobile developer, so any chance to attend a mobile convention for free would be very welcome.
  • MrSkeptiK - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link


    There were 42 entries on May 31 before "mzr"
    Hard to believe they were all submitted between 12:00am and 12:01 am on Thursday May 31.
  • ol1bit - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    As a 46 year old PC developer, and owner of a couple smart phones, tablets, I'd love to see the direction everything is heading in.

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