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THWACK Monthly Mission - November 2020

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For many of us, November marks the start of the time of year filled with celebrations. For the THWACK® community, though, it’s an extra-special month because we welcome one of the most joyous of occurrences: THWACKcamp! For 9 years, members of THWACK—along with the wider world of monitoring mavens and IT professionals—have come together for two days of learning, sharing, and virtual camaraderie.

It’s only fitting for this November Monthly Mission to be all about THWACKcamp. Every day this month, youll be quizzed on your knowledge of THWACKcamp past and present. Between now and the big event (Nov 1213; register now!) well see how much you know about THWACKcamp in general and what you remember from previous years. But halfway through the month, well switch it up and see how well you paid attention THIS year, with questions highlighting conversations from the best THWACKcamp yet.

If youre new to the SolarWinds® and THWACKcamp family or you simply dont like tests, quizzes, or brainteasers, we want to ease your concerns. Every question comes with a hint to point you in the right direction. And of course, you can always ask the incredible THWACK community for help!

We’re excited to see everyone participate in the penultimate THWACK mission for 2020, to read your comments and feedback each day, andof courseto see you at the big event itself.

NOVEMBER 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.

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.


PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
November 9, 2020: D&D Core Rulebook Gift Set

November 16, 2020: Jabra Elite 45h

November 23, 2020: THWACKstore Solar Charger and Backpack 

November 30, 2020: Logitech Gaming Mouse

Grand Prize:
November 30, 2020: THWACKstore JBL Headphones

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on November 2, 2020. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until November 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.

MISSION SHORTCUT


Complete the mission shortcut between November 16, 2020 and November 29, 2020 to be entered to win a mophie - Powerstation Go Wireless Portable Car Jump Starter with AC Outlet and Wireless Charging

Shortcut Steps
  1. Complete the THWACKcamp 2020 post-event survey here!
  2. Submit a screenshot of your confirmation page here.

REGISTER NOW  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT



 

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

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

Mission Shortcut Part 2 Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada  | Germany  | Australia 

94 Comments
Level 11

I also thought that Welcome Remarks was a session 

Level 9

Still confusing... I selected the Presenters in this session option after reviewing the comments and got it wrong 😞

Level 8

Since the Welcome Remarks has a "Session Presenter" that should be the correct answer... apparently it isn't?

I'm guessing it is supposed to be the presenters from the two sessions listed on the page, rather than just the first one... Even though there is a section showing the "Session Presenter" for the first person and "Presenters in this Session" for the second person, they are separate entities, like they are two separate sessions.

Hi @yumdarling same boat, I read the comments and looked at the hint and its still wrong.   Either the question is not allowing for the right answer or something is a miss.   Can you please reset.

Level 9

After reading all the comments and studying the question .... i realized there is a "select all that apply"

so i was like...where are they getting the more than one person???

I got it correct...just look at the hint and you will get it...

Level 11

I'm guessing now that the 1st session is both of these combined.  I chose only the presenter after the Welcome (red X) 

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Because if you click the schedule and expand Presenters in this session it only lists 1 person.  I guess I need to read more carefully and not click beyond the hint page.

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Level 8

When I hit the hint link, it takes me to the page that shows both sessions...

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The question is confusing as this page shows two sessions, not one as the question implies.

Level 11

The first session is at 9am CDT, it is called the welcome remarks and the session presenter is Kevin B Thomson 

The second session is at 9:05 CDT, It is called Welcome and finding zen and the session presenter is Timothy Brown

The question is - Which SolarWinds presenters are kicking off the first session of the day? So going back to the answer, the first session is at 9am CDT and the answer should be Kevin b Thompson.

I don't understand how this is wrong!

Level 11

Hi @yumdarling 

Please could you reset the question for today for me

 

Level 8

Same here. 9:00am (Kevin Thompson) is technically the first session. The next session is 9:05am (Timothy Brown).

Level 11

Hi 

Has it started yet? it is 15:06 GMT time, I think that it is 09:06 CDT time so it should have started right? When ever I try and log onto the event it takes me to the registration screen 

 

Level 8

@yumdarling If the Welcome Remarks are not a session then I selected Timothy Brown and got it wrong as well.  A little confused here too. 

Level 8

I would have to agree with the above responses to today's question.

Level 11

Has the THWACKcamp 2020 started yet? Has anyone managed to log on?  

Level 11
Level 8

@yumdarling same for me for Week2: Day 9. 

Level 8

@yumdarling The problem with the question is that there are 2 sessions on the page, not one as the question seems to indicate... The first "session" is 5 minutes long and is presented by Kevin B. Thompson (listed as Session Presenter). The second session starts at 9:05 CDT and is presented by Timothy Brown (listed under Presenters in this Session).

The question being asked is:

"Which SolarWinds presenters are kicking off the first session of the day?"

So, based on the terminology on the page it is Kevin, not Timothy or both of them. Since, I got it wrong by picking Kevin, you were obviously looking for everyone in BOTH sessions, or just Timothy. Unfortunately, the hint page seems to indicate there are two sessions, which is what is leading to the confusion.

Level 8

Agreed. Welcome Remarks it says Session presenter.  Therefore he was the first presenter.  Gonna need my points and mark that answer as correct! 🙂

 

@yumdarling How about not coming across as sounding condescending. Perhaps your question should have been posed, After the Welcome Remarks who is the presenter of the first session AFTER welcome remarks......

 

 

Level 9

Yes @yumdarling question 9 was marked wrong but I believe it should be right. Can I get a reset on this.

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OK y'all. @OliviaP pleaded your case, so make sure you say thank you.

 

If you got question 9 wrong, I reset you. Make sure you read the question carefully because we changed it.

 

If you got it right, no action needed.

 

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giphy

Level 11

Thank you OliviaP

Level 7

@yumdarling  Can I get a reset on Day 7?  I misread the question (it was a little confusing to me) and know what I marked wrong.

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You know what @vdc_msnyder yeah, you totally can. Anyone else looking for a #THWACKcampMiracle? Today only. While I'm caffeinated. 

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You get a #THWACKcampMiracle! YOU get a #THWACKcampMiracle!

giphy

@yumdarling is my favorite 💖

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Awww @OliviaP 

 

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Level 7

Some great information being put out in THWACKcamp this year!

Level 9
Level 7

giphygiphy

Level 11

Happy Monday everyone. Great start to the week with a green tick 😀

Level 11

Had to play catch-up and dropped my packet on Nov-10. Big fat red for me! Oh well. At least I got my Rob Boss question! 

Level 7

scotty.jfif

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Can we just congratulate @janobi on winning the Dungeons & Dragons core books?  When are you hosting a game?

Level 11

@KMSigma - Maybe we can setup a zoom game 🙂

 

Level 9

Haha! I knew the answer to today's question because I was in the session during TC! Didn't even have to watch the video (although I did just to be SURE). 😎

Level 12

REMEMBER:

Be a Brian not a Brad

Level 9

I did not see the mission shortcut before I completed the THWACKcamp 2020 post-event survey and do not have a screenshot.  What are my options at this point.

Level 12

Week 3 Day 15

If you can't be bothered with the 22-minute video, then may I suggest

 

Spoiler
a POSITIVE approach will yield the answer.

 

Level 11

Happy Friday Everyone,

5 green ticks

T.G.I.M.

Thank Goodness It's Mandalorian Day

Level 9

So just catching up for the week and did Monday's question for Nov 16th. Thank you thank you thank you Solarwinds for using the Wilhelm scream! Made my day! @yumdarling Please let whichever genius made that call know that I appreciated it!

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@adatole, @sonofagum, and I appreciate the comment.  The SolarWinds video team does amazing work.  As the United States comes up on Thanksgiving, I am thankful for them, my co-presenters, and my teammates.

 

Oh! And for THWACKcamp each year!

Level 11

Happy Monday Everyone. A green tick to start the week off 😀 

Level 9

Getting today's question right is also getting it wrong according to the answer.  It's too early to think that deeply. 

It's not a trick question though.  Just watch the video.