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July 8, 2019  6:31 PM

July 2019 Activity Contest

Tom Curtin Tom Curtin Profile: Tom Curtin

Ahh, finally we’re in the swing of the summer. Burgers are grilling, beaches are packed, and sunburns become a badge of honor. At least that’s what I tell myself… can someone pass the aloe?

Meanwhile, it seems some of you had a hotdog in one hand and your laptop in the other, because the ITKE answers were on fire this past month! Here’s a look at some of our top contributors for June, including some highlights of top answers below!

  • $125 Amazon gift card: Subhendu Sen! [2040 points]
  • $75 Amazon gift card: ToddN2000! [1865 points]
  • $50 Amazon gift card: TheRealRaven! [740 points]
  • $50 Amazon gift card – Most Thoughtful Answer – ToddN2000, for their answer to this ITKE user’s Bluetooth Transmitter question! There were plenty of other great comments and answers from this month that were also really helpful, which certainly made it a hard choice! Great work, everyone.

Let’s keep things simple and run the same contest for July. In case you’re in summer mode and forgot, here are the awards below!

  • $125 Amazon gift card: The user has to reach 1,750 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $75 Amazon gift card: The user needs to reach 1,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $50 Amazon gift card: “ITKE user of the month” – One special user from the site who remains constantly engaged. The user could have 10 points or 500 points – anyone could win!
  • $50 Amazon gift card: Most thoughtful answer – Give an answer that goes above and beyond the call of duty to qualify. Are you an expert in a particular subject? Hunt down a question and answer it with your expertise so that others can benefit! This prize can stack with the prizes above or be won by another user, so don’t be shy about submitting those answers!

Have a great July everyone, and good luck!

Tom

June 3, 2019  6:30 PM

June 2019 Activity Contest

Tom Curtin Tom Curtin Profile: Tom Curtin

Basketball Image via Adobe

I know, I know. The Stanley Cup is happening too. Hockey needs a little more love on these blog posts, but I’m a diehard basketball fan, okay? Plus the stock photo team colors match for the NBA finals, so it was too good not to pick.

Anyway, we switched things up for May’s activity contest, introducing a new category: “Most Thoughtful Answer”. And we’re not talking about sending a bouquet of flowers or complimenting someone’s haircut. To get this $50 Amazon gift card, you gotta go above and beyond to answer a user question. It was a tough pick – but the winners are located below!

  • $125 Amazon gift card: Subhendu Sen! [2050 points]
  • $75 Amazon gift card: ToddN2000! [1805 points]
  • $50 Amazon gift card: TheRealRaven! [655 points]
  • $50 Amazon gift card – Most Thoughtful Answer – TheRealRaven, for their in-depth answer to this SQL newbie’s question! Here are some runner-up answers from this month that were also really helpful. Great job, everybody!

Since this new format went over well, we’re going to keep things simple and run the same contest for June. If you forgot what the stakes are, here they are below!

  • $125 Amazon gift card: The user has to reach 1,750 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $75 Amazon gift card: The user needs to reach 1,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $50 Amazon gift card: “ITKE user of the month” – One special user from the site who remains constantly engaged. The user could have 10 points or 500 points – anyone could win!
  • $50 Amazon gift card: Most thoughtful answer – Give an answer that goes above and beyond the call of duty to qualify. Are you an expert in a particular subject? Hunt down a question and answer it with your expertise so that others can benefit! This prize can stack with the prizes above or be won by another user, so don’t be shy about submitting those answers!

Have a great month everyone, and good luck!

Tom


May 7, 2019  6:29 PM

May 2019 Activity Contest

Tom Curtin Tom Curtin Profile: Tom Curtin

Well, after weeks of hiding, it seems the sun has finally peaked out from behind the clouds, and we’re even getting our first 70°F day! What better day than today to start a new ITKE activity contest? But first, let’s go over the winners from April:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: ToddN2000! [2070 points]
  • $100 Amazon gift card: Subhendu Sen! [2040 points]
  • $50 Amazon gift card: TheRealRaven! [545 points]

We’re going to do something a little different for May. Since May the 4th just happened (arguably one of the best holidays), we’re going to celebrate with 4 winners this month! Here’s what you need to do to qualify:

  • $125 Amazon gift card: The user has to reach 1,750 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $75 Amazon gift card: The user needs to reach 1,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $50 Amazon gift card: “ITKE user of the month” – One special user from the site who remains constantly engaged. The user could have 10 points or 500 points – anyone could win!
  • $50 Amazon gift card: Most thoughtful answer – Give an answer that goes above and beyond the call of duty to qualify. Are you an expert in a particular subject? Hunt down a question and answer it with your expertise so that others can benefit! This prize can stack with the prizes above or be won by another user, so don’t be shy about submitting those answers!

Good luck to all, and enjoy that sun while you can!

Tom


April 9, 2019  1:56 PM

April 2019 Activity Contest

Tom Curtin Tom Curtin Profile: Tom Curtin

Birds are chirping, leaves are starting to sprout, and we’re in for some gorgeous sunny days ahead! Well, that may be wishful thinking this week, but at least we have baseball. As usual, our three designated hitters took home some serious Amazon money this month:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: ToddN2000! [2225 points]
  • $100 Amazon gift card: Subhendu Sen! [2040 points]
  • $50 Amazon gift card: TheRealRaven! [1015 points]

Ready to swing for the fences this month? Here’s what you need to do to get on those ITKE top ten highlights:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: The user has to reach 2,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $100 Amazon gift card: The user needs to reach 1,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $50 Amazon gift card: “ITKE user of the month” – one special user from the site who remains constantly engaged. The user could have 10 points or 500 points – anyone could win! The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

Good luck to everyone and play ball!

Tom


March 12, 2019  1:37 PM

March 2019 Activity Contest

Tom Curtin Tom Curtin Profile: Tom Curtin

Basketball Image via Adobe

 

Well, ITKE users, we have a first this month. In true March Madness fashion, two of our top users have TIED in points for the month of February! ToddN2000 and Subhendu Sen have been pillars in our community for years, and their accomplishments here are remarkable. Looks like we’ll have to adjust the prizes accordingly!

  • $125 Amazon gift card each: ToddN2000 & Subhendu Sen!
  • $50 Amazon gift card: TheRealRaven

Putting yourself in the #1 seed this month? Here’s how snag those Amazon gift cards:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: The user has to reach 2,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $100 Amazon gift card: The user needs to reach 1,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $50 Amazon gift card: “ITKE user of the month” – one special user from the site who remains constantly engaged. The user could have 10 points or 500 points – anyone could win! The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

Good luck to everyone and happy posting!

Tom


February 12, 2019  3:53 PM

February 2019 Activity Contest

Tom Curtin Tom Curtin Profile: Tom Curtin

Valentine’s Day Image via Adobe

 

Happy February, ITKE users! Love may be in the air this week, but guess what else I smell… Another ITKE activity contest! Before we finish up those reservations and last minute candy heart runs, let’s take a look at who our winners were for January:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: Subhendu Sen
  • $100 Amazon gift card: ToddN2000
  • $50 Amazon gift card: TheRealRaven

Want your secret crush to see you in the top 3 this month? Here’s how to do it:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: The user has to reach 2,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $100 Amazon gift card: The user needs to reach 1,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $50 Amazon gift card: “ITKE user of the month” – one special user from the site who remains constantly engaged. The user could have 10 points or 500 points – anyone could win! The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

Good luck to everyone and happy posting!

Tom


January 9, 2019  2:44 PM

January 2019 Activity Contest

Tom Curtin Tom Curtin Profile: Tom Curtin

New Years Image via Adobe

 

Greetings ITKE users, and happy 2019! Hopefully you’ve had ample time to recover from the NYE festivities, because it’s time for our first activity contest of the new year! But first, let’s take a look at who rounded out 2018 strong:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: ToddN2000
  • $100 Amazon gift card: Subhendu Sen
  • $50 Amazon gift card: Ankit3302

Is breaking the top 3 in January one of your New Years resolutions? Here’s what’s up for grabs:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: The user has to reach 2,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $100 Amazon gift card: The user needs to reach 1,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $50 Amazon gift card: “ITKE user of the month” – one special user from the site who remains constantly engaged. The user could have 10 points or 500 points – anyone could win! The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

Good luck to everyone and keep those resolutions going strong!

Tom


December 6, 2018  9:49 PM

December 2018 Activity Contest

Tom Curtin Tom Curtin Profile: Tom Curtin

Christmas Image via FreeImages

It may not be “officially” winter time yet, but it sure feels like it outside! It’s time to heat things up with some prizes that are sure to make Santa jealous this holiday season. But first, let’s see who won the activity contest in November!

  • $150 Amazon gift card: ToddN2000:
  • $100 Amazon gift card: Subhendu Sen
  • $50 Amazon gift card: TheRealRaven

Is breaking the top 3 in December on your Christmas wish list? Here’s what you need to do:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: The user has to reach 2,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $100 Amazon gift card: The user needs to reach 1,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $50 Amazon gift card: “ITKE user of the month” – one special user from the site who remains constantly engaged. The user could have 10 points or 500 points – anyone could win! The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

Good luck to everyone and Happy Holidays!

Tom


November 5, 2018  6:25 PM

November 2018 Activity Contest

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests


Thanksgiving image via FreeImages

Who’s ready for some turkey? That’s right – it’s November and almost Thanksgiving! But it’s also time for your favorite event: A new activity contest! But let’s first take a look back at last month’s contest, shall we?

  • $150 Amazon gift card: ToddN2000:
  • $100 Amazon gift card: Subhendu Sen
  • $50 Amazon gift card: TheRealRaven

Now – how can we improve upon October’s contest? Well, as the saying goes: Third times a charm. What does that mean? Once again, there will be three winners in November. Here are the rules (if you don’t remember):

  • $150 Amazon gift card: The user has to reach 2,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $100 Amazon gift card: The user needs to reach 1,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $50 Amazon gift card: “ITKE user of the month” – one special user from the site who remains constantly engaged. The user could have 10 points or 500 points – anyone could win! The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

Good luck to everyone and Gobble Gobble!

Michael


October 1, 2018  5:49 PM

October 2018 Activity Contest

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests


Halloween image via FreeImages

October – the month of Halloween (one of my favorite holidays). It’s almost time to stock up on candy and decorate the house. But that also means it’s time for another activity contest! But first, let’s take a look back at last month’s contest, shall we?

Drum roll please…the winners of September’s contest are:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: Subhendu Sen
  • $100 Amazon gift card: ToddN200
  • $50 Amazon gift card: Stiletto

Congratulations to everyone!

Okay, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: This month’s contest. Is it a “trick” or is it a “treat”? Well, there will be three winners once again in October. Here are the rules:

  • $150 Amazon gift card: The user has to reach 2,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $100 Amazon gift card: The user needs to reach 1,000 ITKE points to qualify and remain engaged on the site throughout the month.
  • $50 Amazon gift card: “ITKE user of the month” – one special user from the site who remains constantly engaged. The user could have 10 points or 500 points – anyone could win! The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

Good luck to everyone and Happy Halloween!

Michael


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