The Solaris 10 University Challenge
By John Clingan-Oracle on Dec 13, 2005
Dan "The Man" Price has just informed us that in his recent travels and discussions with conference attendees, he has uncovered that many of our customers (and prospective customers) do not know about the Solaris 10 University Challenge. There are some rather large prizes involved, like $5000US and an Ultra 20 workstation per individual on the winning team, and $100,000US worth of goods for the University those individuals attend.
The worst thing about this challenge is that I am not eligible. What's up with that? It used to be that working at Sun meant I got some serious perks like lots of free stuff. Free hardware (to use, not keep). Free software. Now, our customers get the software for the same price I do, and they get the opportunity to get free gear and make money off of it. As a non-Sun employee, you get an opportunity, and as a Sun employee I get action items. As a consolation prize, I got a "Duke For President" bumper sticker from Mary. That was a "who you know" thing. Yeah, like your envious Oh, wait a second .... I do get the paycheck thing. Never mind. I don't mind sharing our free goodies.