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2012 User Group Challenge - May 8

Created: 29 Mar 2012 • Updated: 03 May 2012 | 18 comments
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Partner Expo Hall @ MGM Grand
Time: 
Tue, 08 May, 2012 - 18:00 - 20:00 PDT

Attention all Symantec User Group members attending Vision Las Vegas 2012!

The 7th User Group Challenge will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm in the Partner Expo Hall at the MGM Grand.

Important Details / FAQ:

1. What are the prizes?
  • Poker chips! Exchange for cash or “donate” them back to the casino! 
2. When & Where?
  • Tuesday, May 8 in the Partner Expo Hall
    Please arrive by 6:30 pm. The event will start at 7:00 pm (Vegas time)
3. What are the five events in the qualifying round?
  • Watch this video and read this to get the details
  • Practice!!!
4. Do I need to be an expert on Symantec products?
  • Of course. However, that knowledge will not help you in the User Group Challenge!
5. Which User Groups have qualified for the User Group Challenge (3 members of the User Group registered)?
  • Cincinnati Backup & Archiving
  • Columbus Endpoint Management (2008 and 2009 Champions)
  • Houston Endpoint Management
  • Kansas City Endpoint Management (2010 Champions)
  • Michigan Endpoint Management
  • Michigan Security & Compliance
  • Midwest DLP
  • Philadelpia Endpoint Management
  • Sacramento Endpoint Management
  • San Diego Endpoint Management
  • Twin Cities Endpoint Management (2011 Champions)

6. Is it too late to sign-up?

No. These User Groups need just one more person to sign-up to qualify:

  • Atlanta Backup & Archiving
  • Baltimore Endpoint Management
  • Louisville Endpoint Management
  • New York DLP
  • St. Louis Endpoint Management (2010 2nd place)
  • Wisconsin Endpoint Management

7. What if my User Group doesn't have at least 3 people sign-up? Can I still participate?

  • Yes! Please arrive by 6:30 pm on Tuesday night and we will work out the teams.

Twin Cities - 2011 User Group Challenge Champions!

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I am looking forward to a great challenge this year.  Good thing that Mike can't legally compete in the User Group Challenge since he works for a consulting company. Darn.

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We'll still kick your butts Cans City! cheeky

I-70 rivalry 2.0 coming to a Vision near you in 2012!

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mssym's picture

I would suggest to group people by category of the product they manage in their firm. Have a lot of fun!

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adude's picture

Bring it on!

Andres Ochoa

Altiris Certifed Engineer Client Management Suite 7.1

Symantec Certified Specialist CMS AMS 7.5 SP1 HF2

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As of Wednesday, April 18, these User Groups have qualified to compete in the 2012 User Group Challenge:

  • Houston Endpoint Management
  • Kansas City Endpoint Management (2010 Champions)
  • Philadelpia Endpoint Management
  • San Diego Endpoint Management

Also, several User Groups need just one more person to sign-up to qualify:

  • Michigan Endpoint Management
  • New York DLP
  • Sacramento Endpoint Management
  • St. Louis Endpoint Management (2010 2nd place)
  • Twin Cities Endpoint Management (2011 Champions)
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UPDATE!
As of Tuesday, April 24, these User Groups have qualified to compete in the 2012 User Group Challenge:

  • Houston Endpoint Management
  • Kansas City Endpoint Management (2010 Champions)
  • Michigan Endpoint Management
  • Philadelpia Endpoint Management
  • Sacramento Endpoint Management
  • San Diego Endpoint Management
  • Twin Cities Endpoint Management (2011 Champions)

Also, these User Groups need just one more person to sign-up to qualify:

  • Columbus Endpoint Management (2008 and 2009 Champions)
  • Louisville Endpoint Management
  • New York DLP
  • St. Louis Endpoint Management (2010 2nd place)
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ingram59's picture

Let's look at this logically.  The KC group won in 2010 and I was on their team.  In 2011, they didn't win, and I wasn't there.  Now 2011, they are qualified and I AM on their team again.  If you extrapolate that logic to it's eventual conclusion.....all you other user groups may as well NOT show up....:)

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ziggy's picture

Oh my.  Thank the Good Lord.  I owe you one!  @ingram59

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ingram59's picture

Ziggy,

The depth of your sincerity is scarry....:)  But thanks.

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sdmayhew's picture

Since I am now a employee and not a consultant I get to join the fun too! 

Altiris user since 2001, Asset Management for 25 years

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AndyN's picture

As of Tuesday, May 1, these User Groups have qualified to compete in the 2012 User Group Challenge:

  • Houston Endpoint Management
  • Kansas City Endpoint Management (2010 Champions)
  • Michigan Endpoint Management
  • Michigan Security & Compliance
  • Philadelpia Endpoint Management
  • Sacramento Endpoint Management
  • San Diego Endpoint Management
  • Twin Cities Endpoint Management (2011 Champions)

These User Groups need just one more person to sign-up to qualify:

  • Atlanta Backup & Archiving
  • Baltimore Endpoint Management
  • Cincinnati Backup & Archiving
  • Columbus Endpoint Management (2008 and 2009 Champions)
  • Louisville Endpoint Management
  • Midwest DLP
  • New York DLP
  • St. Louis Endpoint Management (2010 2nd place)
  • Wisconsin Endpoint Management
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meneuens's picture

Andy, can the Wisconsin group combine forces with the Midwest DLP group??  Come on, we're both in the Midwest??

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AndyN's picture

yes - or with Chicago Endpoint Management. We'll work it out!

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rsamora@eprod.com's picture

When is the draft scheduled for new recruits or unsigned free agents?  Shockingly, I'm still available.

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AndyN's picture

This is a great question...if your User Group doesn't officially qualify (3 members sign-up), you can still participate in the User Group Challenge. Please be there by 6:30 pm and we will make sure you are on a team.

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Cincinnati Backup & Archiving, Columbus Endpoint Management, and Midwest DLP have now qualified for the User Group Challenge!

Here's the new list!

  • Cincinnati Backup & Archiving
  • Columbus Endpoint Management (2008 and 2009 Champions)
  • Houston Endpoint Management
  • Kansas City Endpoint Management (2010 Champions)
  • Michigan Endpoint Management
  • Michigan Security & Compliance
  • Midwest DLP
  • Philadelpia Endpoint Management
  • Sacramento Endpoint Management
  • San Diego Endpoint Management
  • Twin Cities Endpoint Management (2011 Champions)

These User Groups need just one more person to sign-up to qualify:

  • Atlanta Backup & Archiving
  • Baltimore Endpoint Management
  • Louisville Endpoint Management
  • New York DLP
  • St. Louis Endpoint Management (2010 2nd place)
  • Wisconsin Endpoint Management
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Kevin_K's picture

Good luck to everyone this year...was a good event last year

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ziggy's picture

Congratulations to the BIG winners in Vegas.  I had a great time this year.

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