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SysAdmin of the Year: Win a MacBook

James posted about the SysAdmin of the year context as well, but as I like seeing the people from my roots — developers and tech-heads — getting their due, I wanted to post a pointer to it too.

So, here is the deal:

  • You can nominate your neighborhood sysadmin by filling out a small form.
  • A panel of judges will decide who wins.
  • The prized are:
    • One Grand Prize winner will receive a $2,500 Splunk Professional license and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Large Installation System Administration (LISA) Conference December 3-7, 2006.
    • A First Prize winner will receive an Apple MacBook.
    • Runners Up – Three lucky individuals will receive $2,500 Splunk Professional licenses.
    • Honorable Mentions – Five individuals will receive a case of Bawls soda.
    • First 2500 nominees receive a free Sysadmin of the Year t-shirt.

As you can guess, I’m but unclear on why the MacBook is the “second place” prize 😉

Kidding aside, if there’s one thing my fellow tech-heads are bad at, it’s using self-promotion as a long-term tool to get things done. Awards, like this, are a great way to do it. So, if I were you, and you like your sysadmin(s), I’d go nominate them. First 2,500 get a free shirt, dude!

And, as James said, as you can imagine, we’re all ears if you want to talk to us about “the craziest sysadmin story ever” ;>

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