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SysAdmin Day is right around the corner and that means here at THWACK® HQ, we’ve got system and application problems on the brain, not to mention all the tools you need to solve them. If only life in the systems admin world was contained to restarting servers, swapping hardware, and monitoring storage health—you know, the fun stuff. Unfortunately, we also have those challenging “people issues” that never go away. We’re talking, that guy who not only stalks you at your desk with his broken laptop—but also routinely forgets passwords, tells bro jokes you don’t want to hear, AND snags you right before you’re out the door for the weekend!

 

Whether it’s troubleshooting app performance issues or “that guy”—let’s call him B.r.a.d. (short for “being really annoying daily”)—you deserve to be appreciated for all the work you do. We’re dedicating this mission and the month of July to celebrating SysAdmins everywhere, because we don’t think one day is enough.

 

Without further ado, let’s dive into the July THWACK mission and see if you will be able to move ahead in the proverbial systems game. Keep an eye out for “Bradisms” after each question and let us know in the comment section if you can relate.

 

Good luck!

 

JULY MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize: An Apple watch!

 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on July 10, 2017.

Once a question has opened, it will remain open until August 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.

 

Correctly answer all five questions within a given week and you’ll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize:

 

Week 1 - Drawing on July 17: THWACK Hammock + Yeti Rambler

Week 2 - Drawing on July 24: Yeti hopper

Week 3 - Drawing on July 31: Bluetooth speaker kit

Week 4 - Drawing on August 7: Chrome Bit

Grand Prize - Drawing on August 7: Apple watch


150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

 

***MISSION SHORTCUT***

 

Complete the mission shortcut to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK points & enter to win a LEGO Star Wars Death Star

 

The shortcut is simple:

1.   Server & Application Monitor

2.   Upload a screenshot after install of the PerfStack – Performance Analysis Dashboard

3.   Earn 1,000 THWACK points per product & enter to win a LEGO Star Wars Death Star

 

Mission shortcut Terms & Conditions: US, UK, & Canada | Germany | Australia

 

Server & Application Monitor

Find and resolve application problems before they become incidents.

 

 

 

 

Weekly Prizes

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Winners

Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by July 16 to be entered to win: THWACK Hammock + Yeti Rambler
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by July 23 to be entered to win: Yeti hopper
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by July 30 to be entered to win: Bluetooth speaker kit
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by August 6 to be entered to win: Chrome Bit

Correctly answer all 20 questions by AUGUST 6th and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Apple watch

 

Monthly Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, & Canada | Germany | Australia