So what I'm looking for is submissions of detailed case studies (or "write-ups", "war stories", etc...I don't want to get tangled up on the terminology) of your triumphs via and innovations in Registry analysis.
Please read through this entire blog post before sending in a submission.
For the moment, I plan to accept submissions until midnight, 31 Dec 2014. I may extend that in the future...it really depends on how the schedule for the book writing works out, how far I get, how many submissions come in, etc. The really good submissions will be included in the book, and the author of the submission will received a signed copy of the book. And yes, when I say "signed", I mean by me. That also means that your submission needs to include a name and email address, so that I can reach back to you, if your submission is accepted, and get your mailing address.
I'm looking for the top 10 or so submissions; however, if there are more really good ones than just ten, I'll consider adding them, as well.
Consideration will be given to...
Those submissions that require the least effort to incorporate into the book, with respect to spelling and grammar. I'm all about cut-and-paste, but I don't want to have the copy editor come back with more modifications and edits than there is original text. I can take care of incorporating the submission into the book in the correct format, but I don't want to have to spend a great deal of time correcting spelling and grammar.
Those submissions that are more complete and thorough, illustrating the overall process. For example, "...I looked at this value..." or "...I ran RegRipper..." isn't nearly as useful as correlating multiple Registry keys and values, even with other data sources (i.e., Windows Event Logs, etc.).
Those submissions that include more than just, "...I used RegRipper..." or "...I used auto_rip...". Submissions should talk about how tools (any tools, not just the ones mentioned...) were used.
Those submissions that include process, data, results, RR plugins used, created, or modified, etc.
Note that if you include the newly created or modified plugin along with your submission, the plugin will be added to the RR distribution.
Send submissions so to me as text. Use "WRF 2/e contest submission" as the subject line. If you have images (screen captures, etc.) that you'd like to share, reference the image in the text ("insert figure 1 here"), and provide the image in TIFF format.
If you have multiple files (the write-up, a plugin, images, etc.), just zip them up.
Please include your name along with the information. If you do not want your name included in the content when it's added to the book, please specify as such...however, anonymous submissions will not be considered, as I may want to reach back to you and ask a clarifying question (or two). So, please also be willing to answer questions! ;-)
Please let me know if it would be okay to post the submission to this blog, and if so, should your name be included (or not).
If you have any questions about this contest, please feel free to ask.