Talk Nerdy to Me: RAMcakes Compete to be Daily Candy’s ‘Don Juan of the Database’

“Ladies, start your hard drives.” Daily Candy has announced the finalists for its Get With the Programmer contest, a search for the “Don Juan of the Database,” which was first announced late last month. Nominees were submitted by Daily Candy readers. They announced the finalists today and the “RAMcake” with the most votes will be announced on February 13th, just in time to snag the guy for a Valentine’s Day dinner. And both the winner and the person who nominated him will get an HP Mini 1000 XP edition series netbook with an upgraded 60 GB harddrive.

Finalists include computer whizes from all over the country, but there are a few in our area, including “Ken” from Brooklyn, who codes software for teachers, plays flamenco guitar and jazz piano and “can do the Milli Vanilli dance like you wouldn’t believe,” according to his profile.

“Ladies, start your hard drives.” Daily Candy has announced the finalists for its Get With the Programmer contest, a search for the “Don Juan of the Database,” which was first announced late last month. Nominees were submitted by Daily Candy readers. They announced the finalists today and the “RAMcake” with the most votes will be announced on February 13th, just in time to snag the guy for a Valentine’s Day dinner. And both the winner and the person who nominated him will get an HP Mini 1000 XP edition series netbook with an upgraded 60 GB harddrive.

Finalists include computer whizes from all over the country, but there are a few in our area, including “Ken” from Brooklyn, who codes software for teachers, plays flamenco guitar and jazz piano and “can do the Milli Vanilli dance like you wouldn’t believe,” according to his profile. There’s also “Oliver,” a “media architect” in Brooklyn, who wrote that if his Web server goes off with his sweetheart on the line he’d “put her on speaker as I describe what I’m doing — ‘I’m standing over the computer, looking at its large, beautiful screen, and gently caressing the keys to get it working. I’m careful and slow, and within no time, it’s all powered up.'”

Andrew Kortina, a New York tech entreprenuer, is another finalist. “I’m aiming for more of a Don Draper of Database, but close enough,” he wrote in a post on his Tumblr blog. He’s also planning on giving the computer prize to charity. “I don’t really need one of these so if I win I’ll auction off the netbook and donate the proceeds to a charity / non profit. Please tweet charity suggestions to @kortina on Twitter or leave suggestions on my Facebook wall, cause I haven’t chosen one yet.”

In his profile Daily Candy Mr. Kortina explained why he was the hottest tech guy: “Often it takes hours of attention and creativity, but I guarantee you’ll be happy by the time we say goodbye.”

Talk Nerdy to Me: RAMcakes Compete to be Daily Candy’s ‘Don Juan of the Database’