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Make History: Announcing Juniper Lab Madness 2014

by Administrator Administrator ‎02-18-2014 09:00 AM - edited ‎02-18-2014 07:49 AM

We’re excited to announce our second annual Juniper Lab Madness Championship, a great display of network creativity and innovation. Last year we showcased eleven Juniper gear lab images submitted by our community members ranging from home lab to enterprise lab setups. This year we are expanding the championship to invite both individuals and companies to submit their Juniper equipment lab images.

 

Now is the time to get your Juniper lab gear ready for a photo-shoot! Have your cameras out and game faces on.

 

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Lab Madness is a championship for network engineers. Featuring lab images of Juniper equipment submitted by you and your peers, the championship’s outcome is determined by our social communities who vote on which image will make its way through the championship bracket to become the final winner. Here is how it works:

 

February 18th – March 14th: Individuals and companies submit their lab images

March 18th: Final participants and championship bracket are announced

March 19th – April 3rd: Game Day Matchups*

April 7th: Championship Matchup

April 8th: Champion Declared

 

* Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will share a Game Day Matchup that features two submitted lab images for the community to vote on a daily winner. The matchups will be shared on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn at 10AM PT and the daily winner will be announced at 9AM PT the following day.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND SUBMIT YOUR LAB

 

It’s easy! Submit your best Juniper equipment setup, from immaculate fiber cord connections to your definition of organized chaos; we want to see it all! The submission process is easy just send an email to social-media@juniper.net with the following information:

 

  • 1200x900 high quality image of your setup (horizontal photo from an iPhone)
  • Completed submission document: [here]

 

Championship participants will be chosen by random selection.

 

WHAT YOU WIN

 

Each final participant will receive a Participant t-shirt. As participants move through the bracket they will receive a downloadable badge for each round they won as we lead up to the final matchup.

 

Grand Prize:

“The Force is strong with this one.” – Star Wars

  • Graphic representation of your submission photo declaring you the 2014 Juniper Lab Madness Champion
  • Q&A interview with a Juniper expert featuring you and your setup
  • 2014 Juniper Lab Madness Hat

 

Submissions will be open from Tuesday, 2/18 at 9:00 AM PT until Friday, 3/14 at 12:00PM PT.

 

Let the games begin! Send us your photos and get ready to vote.

 

Thanks and enjoy!

 

Comments
by on ‎02-18-2014 04:56 PM

Dear Julie , 

 

Can I participate twice , using my home lab and enterprise lab ? 

 

Regards

Red1

by Administrator Administrator on ‎02-18-2014 05:11 PM

Hi @Red1 - You can submit 2 lab entries if one is your employer's lab and one is your home lab.  We look forward to your submissions!

 

Thank you!

About the Author
  • Douglas Richard Hanks Jr. is a Sr. Data Center Architect with Juniper Networks and focuses on solution architecture. He is certified with Juniper Networks as JNCIE-ENT #213 and JNCIE-SP #875. Douglas’ interests are network engineering and architecture for enterprise and service provider technologies. He is the author of the Juniper MX Series book by O'Reilly Media and several Day One books published by Juniper Networks Books. Douglas is also the co-founder of the Bay Area Juniper Users Group (BAJUG). Douglas can be reached on Twitter @douglashanksjr.
  • Enterprise Security Architect & Juniper Ambassador. Designing & deploying “keep the bad guys out” technologies. Delivering elephants and not hunting unicorns.
  • 20 years in the networking industry, first as a software engineer (12yrs) and then as a technical field sales and solutions architect. Now leading IT automation initiatives, emphasis on DevOps tool-chains and open-source community efforts
  • I host "Junos Connect," a monthly show about everything going on in the Junosphere. I would love your feedback and suggestions for what you want to see on the next episode. Please be in touch and say hi!
  • Lisa Lorenzin is a Principal Solutions Architect with Juniper Networks, specializing in security and mobility solutions, and a contributing member of Trusted Network Connect, a work group of the Trusted Computing Group that defines an open architecture and standards for endpoint integrity and network security. She has worked in a variety of Internet-related roles since 1994, with more than a decade of that focused on network and information security, and is currently concentrating on enterprise security including network segmentation, end-to-end identity-based access control, and integration of mobile security.
  • Shelly Milam leads Juniper's global social media strategy and digital programs. She oversees the company's external communities, including the corporate blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn channels, and is responsible for driving policy, tools, training and best practices. The Social@Juniper blog is her opportunity to update the community and our employees on the most recent social programs and events happening at Juniper.
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