CyberArk’s 2012 SysAdmin Day Contest

CyberArk is at it again. Last year they had a SysAdmin Day contest that asked the question “What is your greatest enterprise IT accomplishment in the past year?” This year they’re asking a new question and offering prizes for the best answers. It’s part of their 2012 SysAdmin Day Twitter contest.

So What’s the Question This Year?

The question that CyberArk is asking of SysAdmins for their 2012 Twitter contest is:

“What skills and experience have you gained in the past year that will most help you in the coming one, and why?”


There are going to be three winners; a grand prize winner and two runner ups. To the grand prize winner a shiny new Amazon Kindle Fire will be awarded. To the two runners up, a $50 Amazon gift card will be awarded.

Okay, but what do I do to win?

First, you need to read the official rules.

Since this is a Twitter-based contest you’ll need to have a Twitter account. Then, ponder the question above. What have you learned in the past year that will be of most use to you in the coming year? When you come to an answer, tweet it to @Cyberark and use the #SysAdminDay hashtag. The format for your tweet would then be “#SysAdminDay @cyberark RESPONSE”

If the 140 character limit is just too cramping, then you can go to CyberArk’s blog post about the 2012 SysAdmin Day contest and elaborate on your tweet. Keep in mind that commenting on the blog is not a requirement, but rather a suggestion.

Here is the timeframe information for the contest:

The contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 24th and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 26th. Responses will be monitored throughout the week. The winner will be announced by 1:00 p.m. ET on Friday, July 27th by @cyberark through a series of Tweets and a post on Cyber-Ark’s blog.

You must also be following @CyberArk to be elligible.

Limit one Tweet (entry) per participant; any user that creates and/or uses multiple accounts to participate will be deemed ineligible. Re-Tweets from other users are encouraged, however.

To be eligible to win and receive the kindle, participants must be followers of @Cyberark on Twitter. Prize information will be sent via Direct Message.

Of course, please check out the official rules and limitations for yourself to make sure that you’re all squared up.


Your submission to the contest will be reviewed by three people who will ultimately choose the grand prize and runner up winners. They are:

 Let the Tweeting Begin!

Go and think about what you’ve learned in the last year that you think will be of most value to you in the next year. Is it scripting? Some kind of framework? A project management methodology? Finally groked everything there is to know about your preferred directory service? Whatever it is, go tell @CyberArk about it. Even if you don’t win anything, you’ll be an inspiration to your fellow SysAdmins.

One Comment

  1. Jodi

    July 24, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Looks like you and Matt are quite the popular judges! What a fun week to be a SysAdmin! For those who would like to enter the SysAdmin Day contest on thwack, and have a good story to tell, click here and enter by Friday!


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