In the last week or so, there have been rumors and speculation about our upcoming October 5th event. So, to help put those rumors to rest and start some of my own, I’ve put together this Q&A. If you have *more* questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments below or ping us on one of our social media outlets [helpfully listed to the right.. click on the pretty icons!]
1. What’s happening October 5th?
On October 5th we’re broadcasting a 75 minute show where we discuss new solutions, extending capabilities in the Data Center and across Borderless Networks.
2. Doesn’t this also have some animated video or cartoon connected to it?
Yes, as part of this launch we thought we’d bring a fun element to introducing some of our newest technologies. We’ve created a short, animated 3D film which is also being shown online in 2D. To enjoy the 3D experience we will send out 3D glasses for those who register to the event before Sept 22.
3. What type of challenge is this?
Don’t worry, you can participate from the comfort of your home or office – or wherever you like to hang out with your computer – as this isn’t a physical challenge. What we’re calling the Cisco Borderless Challenge is a competition where people from around the world will be tested on their Borderless Networks and Data Center/Virtualization knowledge. To play, you answer a set of questions, some of which are based on the film and some on the content of the broadcasted show. In fact, we have a teaser video I’ve embedded below…:
4. What could I win?
If you’re relatively tech savvy and complete the challenge, you’ll be entered to win a trip for two to one of the following places:
- Grand Canyon, USA (8-day trip)
- Kenya & Tanzania (12-day trip)
- Peru (6-day trip)
- Brazil (13-day trip)
- China (12-day trip)
- India (14-day trip)
- Borderless Devices -- If travel is not an option, the winner can select a Borderless device of equal or lesser value as an alternate prize.
In addition, 50 finalists globally, and 50 finalists in the selected European countries will be awarded HD FLIP cameras.
5. Ok, where do I sign up?
SIGN UP HERE! Actually, go do that now (or before September 22) and we’ll mail you a set of 3D glasses. If you register after the 22nd you can still watch the challenge video in 2D.
6. How can I prepare for this challenge?
It’s simple: read up on Cisco’s Borderless Networks and the Data Center/Virtualization architectures.
7. Wait, one last question: Can you give me the answers?
No. Most people working on this project haven’t even seen the questions yet. But they do get asked this a lot.
If you have further questions please ask them in the comments! The most witty* or interesting one may get featured in a future blog post.
[For compete rules and prizes description check our terms and conditions page]