Know your way around Windows Server? Fancy a fully-paid trip to TechEd 2013 in New Orleans this June? Thanks to Microsoft, Lifehacker is offering two of our IT Pro readers the chance to travel to North America for TechEd 2013 North America and help write about the event for us as part of our World Of Servers coverage. Are you up for the challenge?
TechEd is Microsoft's key education event for IT professionals, and TechEd 2013 North America will give you direct access to the experts who can increase your understanding of Windows Server 2012 and answer your questions on virtualisation, private cloud, effective server management and everything else server-related. It's also an awesome opportunity to network with colleagues from around the globe.
Our winners will be joined on the trip by Lifehacker Australia editor Angus Kidman and David Klemke, who won the title of our official Windows Server 2012 blogger at TechEd 2012 Australia last year. You'll help us identify the most important sessions and write a daily blog post about what you've seen and learned, which will be published on Lifehacker. It's an awesome opportunity to improve your knowledge and enhance your resume, not to mention the joys of New Orleans Creole culture.
How To Enter
We want to give this opportunity to someone who can really take advantage of it, so we've set five challenges for competitors to test your technical nous and enthusiasm. Creativity and ingenuity count! You can answer the questions in written form, with images, with code, with video, as an infographic, or however takes your fancy (and you can use more than one approach across your entry). Impress us with your skills, your knowledge and your passion.
A few fiddly details: We'll cover flights, accommodation and attendance at TechEd 2013 North America; you'll need to have a current passport and ensure you have a US ESTA registration. While some of the challenges relate to where you work, we understand that your employment conditions may preclude you talking about your role, so you don't have to name your employer specifically.
Full terms and conditions are here. Entries close on Wednesday 1 May, so get cracking! Any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.
Huge thanks to the Windows Server 2012 team at Microsoft for making the competition possible.