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Enter the Puppet Labs SysAdmin Day Contest

We're excited to announce our second annual SysAdmin Appreciation Day contest! This year, instead of asking for your full-blown stories, we're looking for a snapshot of your experiences—sysadmin life, distilled in animated gifs. There are an number of gif sites out there, but few that focus on the sysadmin.

How to Enter

There are two ways to enter the contest:

  1. Original work

    Grab your favorite, SFW animated gif (<2 MB, please), and give it the appropriate caption, like this example from the Puppet Labs folks:

    Refactoring Code

  2. Caption needed

    Send in a caption for this gif:

Submit entries by emailing sysadminday@puppetlabs.com, or tweeting at @puppetlabs with the hashtag #sysadminday. Let us know what name you want us to attach to the submissions. Entries are accepted until 11:59 PT on Sunday, July 29, and we'll announce our winners on Monday July 30. We encourage you to enter multiple times.


Three winners—two for submissions of original pairings, one from the caption—will each receive:

  • $100 gift certificate to ThinkGeek.com
  • Puppet Labs t-shirt
  • Copy of Pro Puppet

And of course, every participant will receive fame and fortune from being featured in our sysadmin gif gallery.

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