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How It Works

Step 1

Train and prepare

Book 1 of 3 available Championship onboarding sessions to learn about the DevOps War-chest and Engineering Effectiveness Calulator. Ready yourself for battle!

Dynatrace:
Software and Licensing! (Trial)
Benchmark Engineering Effectiveness Calculator:
Login Creds.
HashiCorp:
Software and Licensing! (Trial or Open Source)

Receive your login and War-chest

All participants will be given access to their assets at the same time
  • Calculator to assess your application/service’s starting point
  • DevOps assets to leverage (accelerants for progress)

**Tap icons for a description of the tools you will receive in the War-chest

Step 2

Step 3

Submit your starting point

Record a demo of your current state (SDLC / CICD) along with the calculator data points to measure it

Step 4

Go to war on your inefficiencies!

60 days to show us you are a champion

Step 5

Submit your glory

Record a demo of your glory with the calculator data points. All submittions will then be reviewed by a panel of judges and a winner will be declared!

The Judges

The judges are technology and DevOps global leaders. They all have a history of successfully implementing DevOps and Digital Transformation.
Profile-Shlomo Beilak

Shlomo Bielak

CTO
Benchmark Corp

Peter Meister

Head of Product Management
Hitachi Vantara

Contest Rules

The fix your product & improve your productivity contest is sponsored Benchmark Corporation. Each entrant agrees to abide by the rules and eligibility requirements. The contest is subject to all Canadian federal and provincial laws and regulations. Benchmark Corp’s Fix Your Application & Improve your productivity contest will run from Thursday January 14th, 2021 to Monday March 15th, 2021. Benchmark Corp. reserves the right to modify the timeline of the contest at their sole discretion.
If you have any inquiries please contact our contest success team at:
DevOpsChampion@benchmarkcorp.com
The winner will be notified by email from Luc Villeneuve, President Benchmark Corp. and will receive $15,000 U.S. All applicable taxes apply. The winner will receive a T48 form to include with your taxes to claim as taxable income.

The judges reserve the right not to award the prize based on the quality of submissions received.

The Contest is open to anyone eighteen (18) years of age or older. You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • Multiple entries are welcome.
  • Entrants must complete all 5 steps as outlined.
  • A panel of industry judges will review each entry and chose one winner.
  • Entrants will be given a link where they can upload all video submissions.
  • All decisions are final.

The Grand Prize

We are rewarding the ‘DO’ of DevOps! They are the hardworking creators and innovators that are the source of our digital transformation. They make thought-leadership come to life and practice.

LOOT

$15,000 USD will be awarded to the champion, determined by our panel of judges.

*if you cannot accept the monetary reward because of legal reasons, you will be given the equivalent value in services from Benchmark Corp.

GLORY

A custom built, 1 of a kind DevOps Championship trophy with the sponsors logos and your name front and center!

FAQ

Who is eligible?

DevOps heroes are all over and not always rewarded. As long as you are over 18 years of age and have a role and/or responsibility to make Applications/Products/Services better you are welcome to enter.

Where do I submit my video?

All validated entrants will be provided via e-mail a link or drop service for their submissions. If you have not provided your submission or are missing a component our contest experience team will reach out to you.

When do I know if I'm the champion ?

The champion will be informed prior to the public announcement campaign. We want to showcase and promote the champion, however we must determine and agree to how the winner wants to be presented. This can include a case study, and updating the contest landing page with their name and profile.

How do you determine the winner ?

The demo is used to validate the transformation is completed. The engineering effectiveness calculator will measure the improvements as the contestants make progress and submit. Using the DevOps war-chest will yield additional points so don’t forget them. The judges will then award a score and find the highest aggregated value as the winner.

How will I receive the prizes ?

Using the participant mailing address we will have a courier deliver the monetary reward along with the custom trophy. If a digital medium is possible for the reward that may be utilized.

Important Dates

Onboarding Sessions:
Jan 12th @ 9:45AM EST
Jan 13th @ 6:00 PM EST
Jan 14th @ 10:00 AM EST
Contest Start (receive your war chest): Jan 15th
Final Submissions Due: March 15th
Winner Announced: March 31st

Do you have what it takes?

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Why We made the contest?

Enter for your chance to win $15,000 USD

You will be sent an email with additional instructions to join an information session, where we will answer all your questions and you will be given access to your exclusive war chest and calculator.

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We focus on helping our customers cost-efficiently transform their data center from legacy infrastructure to a secure, innovative solution that optimizes their operations, boosts productivity and supports scalable growth. We also offer other top-quality technology services and leading-edge solutions to help you meet your business needs.

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Benchmark Corp is growing and we are looking for a Senior Sales Executive who is a true entrepreneur with an existing customer base. This is an amazing opportunity to maximize your personal income from your customer base and partner with a stable VAR with product and sales expertise with superior performance.

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Benchmark Corp is a proven Canadian IT solutions provider that delivers leading-edge expertise and custom solutions, with flexible financing, to its long-term commercial and enterprise customers.

We focus on helping our customers cost-efficiently transform their data center from legacy infrastructure to a secure, innovative solution that optimizes their operations, boosts productivity and supports scalable growth. We also offer other top-quality technology services and leading-edge solutions to help you meet your business needs.

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