SolarWinds Invites IT Pros to Create Geek-Inspired Memes in Celebration of Sysadmin Day 2013

SolarWinds Invites IT Pros to Create Geek-Inspired Memes in Celebration of 
Sysadmin Day 2013 
SolarWinds' IT Pro Community thwack to Vote on Favorites, Award the
Top Three Entries a Microsoft Surface Tablet, Samsung Chromebook and
ThinkGeek.com Gift Card 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/13 --  SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a
leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software,
today announced the launch of its Sysadmin Day Contest, in which IT
pros can create memes portraying life as a sysadmin and earn a chance
to a win a Microsoft Surface RT tablet with Touch Cover keyboard,
Samsung Chromebook 3G and $100 ThinkGeek.com gift card. 
"IT pros share a unique bond in that few people get what they really
do -- except other IT pros," said Michael Torok, thwack community
director. "Sysadmin Day and SolarWinds' contest offer IT pros an
occasion to come together to celebrate what is so unique, obnoxious,
or even fantastic about their jobs and to have fun with it." 
The SolarWinds Sysadmin Day Contest calls on IT pros to share fun,
funny, and ridiculous anecdotes of their lives in IT by crafting
memes and sharing them on thwack, SolarWinds' community site where IT
pros ask questions, exchange tips and tricks, and share geeky
content.  
A meme, as most geeks know, is an image-and-text file typically used
humorously and often spread via social media. The Sysadmin Day
Contest offers thwack users two chances to win: 1. They can fill in
the popular "What My [Blank] Thinks I Do" meme template; or 2. They
can add creative text to a provided IT image. 
Which IT Meme Reigns Supreme?
 Starting July 1, IT pros can submit an
unlimited number of entries in either meme category. Then, members of
the thwack community will vote for the best meme overall. The entry
with most votes will receive a Microsoft Surface RT tablet with Touch
Cover keyboard. The second and third place entries will receive a
Samsung Chromebook 3G and $100 gift card to ThinkGeek.com,
respectively.  
In addition, entrants can earn thwack points by sharing their memes
on Facebook and Twitter.  
Entries must be received by 12 p.m. CDT on Thursday, July 25, 2013.
The top three meme entries will be announced at 12 p.m. CDT Friday,
July 26, 2013, which marks the 14th annual Sysadmin Day.  
Participants must be legal residents of the United States and at
least eighteen (18) years old to be entered to win. View the complete
contest rules on the contest page. 
About SolarWinds
 SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and
affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune
500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our
approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to
eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from
traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this
commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy
to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address
any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in
our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online
community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best
practices, and directly participate in our product development
process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com. 
SolarWinds and SolarWinds.com are registered trademarks of
SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used
only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies. 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Grace Pai-Leonard 
Text100 
Phone: 212.871.5194 
grace.pai@text100.com  
Jodi Bart
SolarWinds
Phone: 512.874.3345
pr@solarwinds.com 
 
 
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