It’s that time of year again, that time when we pause for a moment and reflect on the year that has just passed. We tally up our accomplishments, make resolutions for the new year, and marvel at how a year can feel so long and so short at the same time. In the spirit of annual reflection, here’s a look at the THWACK happenings for 2016!

 

12 SolarWinds Lab Episodes

SUBMIT YOUR PICK! FAVORITE SOLARWINDS LAB EPISODE FROM 2016?

SOLARWINDS LAB #49: AUTOMATION DOMINATION AT YOUR SCALE

SOLARWINDS LAB EPISODE #48: THE DATABASE DILEMMA

SolarWinds Lab Episode #47 - Unexpected Simplicity: SAM 6.3

SolarWinds Lab Special Edition-Upgrades Un-Mystified

SOLARWINDS LAB #46: NETPATH'S SUPER FRIENDS - NCM AND NTA

SOLARWINDS LAB #45: HACKING THE INTERNET WITH NETPATH™

SolarWinds Lab #44: Huge New NPM 12 Features and the New Orion® UI

SolarWinds Lab #43: Virtually Unlimited Networks With GNS3

Solarwinds Lab #42 - All About Alerts

SolarWinds Lab #41: Monitoring 102 - Class Continues

SolarWinds Lab #40: Awesome Alert Integration: Slack, Service Desk and More

SolarWinds Lab #39: SolarWinds SWIS API Programming Class

11 Monthly Missions + the first annual THWACK awards!

thwack Monthly Mission - January 2016

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thwack Monthly Mission - February 2016

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thwack Monthly Mission - March 2016

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thwack Monthly Mission - April 2016

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thwack Monthly Mission - May 2016

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THWACK Monthly Mission - June 2016

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THWACK Monthly Mission - July 2016

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THWACK Monthly Mission - August 2016: THWACK Awards!

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THWACK MONTHLY MISSION- SEPTEMBER 2016

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THWACK MONTHLY MISSION- OCTOBER 2016

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THWACK Monthly Mission- November 2016

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THWACK Monthly Mission - December 2016

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10 SWUG meetups

Columbus, OH

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Dallas, TX

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Seattle, WA

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Atlanta, GA

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Las Vegas, NV (Cisco Live)

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Atlanta, GA (MS Ignite)

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Chicago, IL

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London, UK

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Honolulu, HI

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Orlando, FL

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9 Contests & Giveaways

8 New items in the THWACK store

  1. IT resolutions
  2. Cover your applications
  3. Most intriguing geek
  4. SysAdmin Day
  5. Compliance IQ
  6. Byte Club
  7. IP Conflict Resolution Contest
  8. Template Hunter
  9. Word-A-Day
  1. Game Table  
  2. THWACK Cornhole
  3. THWACK Fridge
  4. SolarWinds Socks
  5. THWACKcamp shirt
  6. IT Kong shirt
  7. Stainless Tumbler
  8. Coffee Mug

70,000 Daily Views on THWACK!

6 questions to spread the word

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6- The number of questions you have to answer to write a product review & earn a $25 Amazon gift card>>

5 Community Admins

DanielleH

Sr. Community Manager

wabbott

Community Marketing Manager

mblackwe

Sr. Community Manager (GNS3)

thegreateebzies

Product Manager-THWACK

 

lindsey.serrano

Community Moderator

 

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4 Geek Holidays Celebrated

Geek Pride Day- May 25th

THWACK’s 13th birthday-June 9th

SysAdmin Day- July 29th

IT Pro Day- September 20th (Every 3rd Tuesday of September)

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33,000 likes on THWACK content!

2 Bracket Battles

Free Tool Brack-IT-ology

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Annual Bracket Battle- Oh Captain my Captain

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The ONE & only THWACKcamp!

Thank you to all of you for making this the best THWACKcamp yet!

We’re already busy planning and preparing for THWACKcamp 2017!

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Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the THWACK community this year & in years past. Your passion, enthusiasm, input, and dedication is what drives us to make each year on THWACK bigger & better than ever before.

 

What are your favorite THWACK 2016 memories?