To the winners of the 2006 SysAdmin of the Year award, Congratulations!
In the immortal words of Strongbad:
“Now that's what I'm talking about, that was amazing! I mean.. you… I mean … I'm buying you a pizza!”
- As told to The Cheat after he created the Everybody to the Limit / Fhqwhgads video.
So if any of the winners, runners-up and honorable mention sysadmins are interested, contact us
with your favorite local pizza joint and address and we’ll send you a
gift certificate. Hopefully your employers reward you with some real
bonuses though (see cash/money).
Grand Prize: Michael Beck, Emerging Technologies Group
First Place: Sean Thomas, True Prism Technologies
Runners-up: Darren Barry, Micah Anderson, Dawn Lovell
Honorable Mention: Mike Jennings, Nik Keating, Russ Steffen, Denis Roy, Justin Hartwell
Contest Rules: http://www.sysadminoftheyear.com/rules
- I’m really surprised Sean Thomas didn’t win. I mean, he risked
his life to save a RAID array from a burning datacenter and then worked
around the clock to get his company back up and running. Plus, he looks
like he rocks out, especially in his bits and bytes t-shirt.
- All entrants in the original contest had to agree to allowing
follow-up sales calls by Splunk representatives (the contest’s sponsor).
This is like signing up for a magazine, because you know you’re gonna
get barraged with marketing calls for years to come. I can assure all of
the winners that the pizza won’t come with a side of cold-call
coleslaw. (That doesn’t make any sense, but neither cold-calls nor
coleslaw go well with ‘za.)
- I never like contests that have a “grand prize” and a “first place”
winner. In my mind, the first place winner should get the grand prize.
Thats how it was done on Bozo’s Grand Prize Game after all.
“I’m sad that I didn’t get the grand prize…”