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Take The Break-Fix Challenge At SCALE 12x

The 12th Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 12x) kicks off Friday at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, and Rackspace will be there hosting informative workshops and holding a contest to see if you’ve got what it takes to fix a broken server.

The Break-Fix Challenge will be held Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Rackspace booth. For the challenge, you will be given a broken server and a list of “answers;” your job is to figure out what is broken and resolve the issue within 15 minutes so we can test the answer and get a positive result. The person with the fastest time wins. Prizes will be awarded at the booth to the first, second and third place winners on Sunday, February 23 at 2:45 p.m. You must be present to win.

Along with the Break-Fix Challenge, Rackspace software developers Shaunak Kashnap and Zack Shoylev will be on-hand at the Rackspace booth to answer questions and to host three in-booth mini workshops. The workshops are Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23. Here’s the full schedule (workshops are at the same time both days):

  • 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Uploading files to the Rackspace Cloud and publishing them via a CDN
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Creating performance servers and load balancers in the Rackspace cloud
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Creating databases in the Rackspace Cloud

Come check out the workshops and get a free t-shirt. Also be sure to swing by the Rackspace booth to try the Break-Fix Challenge and have your toughest questions answered.

We can’t wait to see you all at SCALE 12x in L.A.!

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Andrew Hickey.

Andrew Hickey is chief blog editor at Rackspace, a role in which he helps Rackers, customers and partners tell their stories. Andrew comes to Rackspace following many years as a journalist, more than half of which were spent covering high tech and Rackspace. When not writing, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, and spinning punk rock vinyl. If you have an idea for the Rackspace Blog, track down Andrew at andrew.hickey@rackspace.com.


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