If you’ve attended a recent TechEd or MMS, and you follow the event hashtags, you probably saw references to the Twitter Army. myITforum is a fantastic on-line community for IT pros who are focused on Microsoft technologies. myITforum has also been very successful in fostering community at live events via the Twitter Army.
The Twitter Army is beneficial to everyone involved because the Army provides real time updates regarding session content, fun happenings and parties, announcements and insights from the expo floor. This is beneficial not only for event attendees but for those following the event from afar. What’s in it for the Twitter Army participants? Prizes my friend, read on……..
These fun prizes are sponsored by SolarWinds.
The Grand prize is awarded to the person with the most re-tweets (use #IamMEC). Xbox One http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Console-Titanfall-Bundle/dp/B00IIHU44E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1394657680&sr=8-4&keywords=xbox+1
The most informative tweeter on conference topics regarding MEC session content (use #IamMEC and #MECSC) will win an HD projector. http://www.amazon.com/Epson-VS230-Projector-lumens-V11H552220/dp/B00GMGDFPI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1394216594&sr=8-3&keywords=HD+projector
The person with the most informative tweets regarding content on the expo floor (use #IamMEC and #MECHall) will win a drone. http://www.amazon.com/Parrot-AR-Drone-Quadricopter-Controlled-Android/dp/B007HZLLOK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1383161324&sr=1-1&keywords=parrot+ar+drone+2.0
The person who tweets about where to have the most fun (use #IamMEC and #MECFun) – MEC parties, fun Austin finds, etc. – will win a GoPro Camera. http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-Hero3-White-New-Housing/dp/B00GXKTEUI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1394216217&sr=1-1&keywords=gopro+hero+camera
Get your last Tweet in by noon, Wednesday April 2nd. The winners will be announced over Twitter at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 2nd. To pick up your prize, you can come by the SolarWinds booth #1005 by 4:15 or tweet to @SolarWinds to coordinate the hand off (no later than 6:00 p.m. same day).
How do I become part of the Twitter Army?
- On Sunday at 8 PM, come to the SolarWinds booth # 1005 in the Expo hall
- The Briefing will be quick – write your name and twitter handle down on the SolarWinds Twitter Army form and get your badge – then you are official end entered!
If you have sessions and you cannot make it at that time, please stop by the booth at your leisure. Expo hours are:
- Sunday, March 30th: 6:00pm – 8:30pm Welcome Reception (Twitter Army contest begins)
- Monday, March 31st: 10:00am – 4:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
- Tuesday, April 1st: 10:15am – 4:45pm Exhibit Hall Open
- Wednesday, April 2nd: 9:45am – 4:15pm Exhibit Hall Open (Twitter Army contest ends at noon)
You will of course want to stop by sooner than later to increase your chances of winning. Good luck!
Grab the official Twitter Army Guide (the rules and know how) and memorize it. Keep it handy on your laptop or mobile device for referencing all week. Download here.
By combining our forces, and putting together our “Twitter Army”, we can help others at the event get the most out of it, but also help those who cannot attend this year to still be part of the community fun and event happenings.
Everyone is invited! See you there!!!