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Contests and Giveaways 71 posts

Come to this page to hear about how you can sign up for contests and prize giveaways sponsored by TrainSignal.

Kick off Halloween with these tech horror stories

By Sonal Amin on October 31, 2014

What’s a better way to kick off Halloween than a few tech horror stories? Read on only if you dare!

Training with Pluralsight around the globe

By Sonal Amin on July 16, 2014

Take a look at how our authors are training with Pluralsight around the globe this summer.

Celebrating Father’s Day: Inspired by Dad

By Sonal Amin on June 13, 2014

For Father’s Day, we asked our fans and followers how their love for technology has been inspired by their dads. Here are a few heartwarming stories we received.

This Memorial Day, we thank our vets with free training!

By Sonal Amin on May 23, 2014

This Memorial Day, we’re honoring veterans by offering them a free month of training!

Fan favorites: What you can learn from our top courses

By Sonal Amin on May 2, 2014

Last week, we asked our fans what they learned from their favorite Pluralsight course as part of the 3-day #PluralsightVIP contest. Here’s what a few of them had to say. [View the story "Pluralsight fan feedback" on Storify]

Tweet to win and become a #PluralsightVIP

Tweet to win and become a #PluralsightVIP

By Lora Beros on April 23, 2014

Pluralsight celebrates 10 years, and thanks all its customers, authors and employees.

Help us celebrate our birthday and you could win big!

By Lora Beros on April 11, 2014

Pluralsight is turning 10 years old on April 23, and we’re really excited about this milestone! It wouldn’t be a proper birthday celebration without our fans and subscribers. Since you’re located all over the world, an in-person party is out of the question, but we thought of another way to make this soiree global. Participate in the birthday fun and you could even win some sweet prizes!

Titans of Tech Tournament: Who inspires you?

By Manya Susoev on March 24, 2014

Which tech leaders do you look up to? Everyone has someone who inspires them, and at Pluralsight, we’re no different. In fact, we’re collectively inspired by so many people that we thought we’d make a fun tournament out of it!

Tell us your customer support story for a chance to win 1 month free!

By Lora Beros on March 10, 2014

To celebrate how amazing our support staff is, we’re giving you the opportunity to tell us your Pluralsight support story! Tell us a time when you contacted support and were truly pleased with your experience and you’ll be entered to win a free month of training!

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with our contest, free training and an Hour of Code

By Manya Susoev on December 11, 2013

It’s Computer Science Education Week, and as part of an effort to expand participation in computer science education, is encouraging students to use the resources they’ve provided to learn an hour of code.

All I want for Sysadmin Day: Our favorite contest submissions

By Lora Beros on July 26, 2013

Sysadmin day is finally here! Give yourself a break, and a laugh, with some of our favorite responses to our “All I want for Sysadmin Day” contest so far.

Sysadmin tools you can’t live without

By Chris Graham on July 25, 2013

One of TrainSignal’s very own IT guys put together his top list of software tools that get him through the many tasks often thrown at sysadmins. Check out these resources to make your life a little easier.

Top 10 things you shouldn’t say to a sysadmin

By Matt Vandenbeld on July 24, 2013

You did not just say that! Keep your sysadmin happy on Sysadmin Day, and every other day, by not saying these 10 awful things.

A sysadmin’s life in GIFs

By Chris Graham on July 23, 2013

The life of a sysadmin gets hectic and overwhelming amid day to day tasks. The next time you step up to the plate to help a coworker resolve an issue, think of these images to give yourself a moment of clarity.

Hooray for Sysadmin Day! Enter our contest to win a free year of training

By Lora Beros on July 22, 2013

Celebrate System Administrator Appreciation Day with TrainSignal. We’re dedicating the week to all of our favorite sysadmins and hosting a contest. Check out this post to see how you can enter to win a year of free training!

Jeff Hicks’ PowerShell Challenge: Friday fun!

By Jeff Hicks on June 28, 2013

All week we’ve been collecting your PowerShell scripts that accomplish some unusual or off-the-wall task. Jeff finishes the week with a script that has absolutely no redeeming production value but sure is fun.

Off-the-Wall PowerShell Challenge: Uncode, decode text string using a rail cipher

By Jeff Hicks on June 26, 2013

PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks walks you through another wacky way to use PowerShell for something completely unrelated to your job. Read his submission and then send us yours for a chance to win free training!

Jeff Hicks’ Off-the-Wall Challenge: Using PowerShell to read emails

By Dana Gagnon on June 25, 2013

Reading emails the old-fashioned way is soooo 2012. Why go through the trouble of opening Outlook and reading each one yourself when you can write PowerShell code to do that for you? To take part in Jeff Hicks’ Off-the-Wall PowerShell Challenge, which kicked off on the TrainSignal blog yesterday, Nick Sinclair submitted code that does just that. [...]

Jeff Hicks’ Off-the-Wall PowerShell Challenge

By Jeff Hicks on June 24, 2013

PowerShell is a terrific interactive management console that can help you get “real” work done everyday. But what wacky ways do you use PowerShell? Do you feed the dog using it? Order a pizza? We want you to tell us your fun, “non-production” uses for PowerShell. Submit your code today for a chance to win a free year of training!

Jeff Hicks’ PowerShell Challenge: Day 4 Final Answer

By Dana Gagnon on December 15, 2012

To celebrate the launch of his new course, PowerShell v3 New Features, Microsoft PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks challenged TrainSignal readers to solve PowerShell puzzles throughout the week. He wrapped up the contest on Friday with this question: Using PowerShell, decode the secret phrase hidden in this string. Participants who had answered correctly on the first [...]