Welcome to the third-annual THWACK® Awards! Submit your awe-inspiring IT story (or stories) and our esteemed judging panel of SolarWinds Head Geeks™, Product Managers, and other subject matter experts will choose one winner in each of our four categories!
This year we are also introducing metric-based award categories, which will recognize folks for their year-to-date contributions to THWACK. Award categories include:
- Keeping it Real
- I’m Going to Let You Finish, But…
- Zero to 100
- Class Valedictorian
- Monthly Mission Master
Below you’ll find descriptions for each of these categories.
All winners will receive a customized trophy, THWACK badge, bragging rights, and maybe even a promotion once management finds out. Even if you don’t find yourself a winner this year, you’ll still receive 500 THWACK points for each submission, up to three submissions for each award. See Terms & Conditions below for more information.
September 12 – 28: Accepting Award Submissions
October 17 – 18: Winners will be announced at THWACKcamp™
! Terms and Conditions
Domo Arigato Award SUBMIT
Click, Next, Next, Next, Finish. Repeat. Boring! Repetitive tasks are repetitive. GOTO 10. The Domo Arigato... LEARN MORE
Keeping it Real
ALLOFTHETRUTHS!! You epitomize the idea that the truth is out there, and you're not afraid to say what's on your mind. It may not be popular, it may not be easy, it may not be fun, but you've said it anyway. Oops. "Submit and pray" may be your mantra, but the community seems to love it. This all-new, metric-based, one-time-only award goes to the member with the most likes but the lowest overall post positivity. We appreciate you, because we can't spell "candy" without most of the letters in "candid," and you're quite "can-do."
I'm Going to Let You Finish, But...
False start! Encroachment! Offsides! Man. You're quick. Your infrastructure must be incredibly stable, because you're spending quite a lot of time on ol' THWACK®
. In fact, this special edition award will go to the THWACK user with the greatest number of replies on threads this year.
Zero to 100
Move over, Musk! Be gone, Bezos! ...You're banished, Richard Branson? We have a new rocket. Special for 2018, we're awarding the rookie user who has zipped from zero to the highest level of participation in the shortest amount of time.
Well, now we know what you do with all your free time. Extra credit, much? This year we will honor the THWACK user who has spent the most time in trainings
, and SWUGs
Monthly Mission Master
You thought it was over. You thought you had lost. You participate every month, just in case. You're our most devoted THWACK Monthly Mission
participant, getting every question right this year, but you've just never been lucky enough in a prize drawing. Don't worry, you get another chance, but at an even more prestigious award!