Enter Serena’s #DevOpsLove Contest, Grand Prize $150

We at Serena Software are especially fond of how modern IT organizations have evolved to support externally-facing, revenue generating applications. Our latest Twitter contest idea was spawned by our own team but also inspired by the most romantic holiday of the year, Valentines Day.

There are three players in the triangle that is today’s product-focused IT orgs: Dev, Ops and DevOps. These teams all work closely together and play integral roles, but such as with any relationship comes those triumphs and infatuation also some times frustrations and lows. For example, sometimes Dev is especially appreciative of Ops’ ability to solve service problems, and on the flip side, sometimes Ops isn’t so happy with Dev’s inability to deliver on deployment. So today we are launching a Twitter love letter contest to showcase those high and low feelings between, Dev, Ops and DevOps to one another.

Now it’s your turn. The three-week-long DevOps Love Letter contest is a chance to use Twitter and your imagination to get creative, have fun and win great prizes, such as a $150 US AmEx gift card, bottle of California Champagne and a box of Ghirardelli chocolates. Three winners will be chosen with second place receiving a $100 AmEx gift card and third, a $50 AmEx gift card.

The contest kicks off Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:01am ET and ends Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

To be a part of this contest, write and submit a Tweetable love letter in the well known 140 characters or less.  Make it from the perspective of Dev, Ops or DevOps, tell why one of the others means so much to you. All entries must be submitted via Twitter to @SerenaSoftware, and include the hash tag #DevOpsLove.

Sometimes love turns sour however.  So feel free to write spurned love letters as well.  Keep in mind that humor is one of the judging criteria.

For example:

@SerenaSoftware Ops, I love your communication and our collaboration. Love, Dev. #BestFriendsForever #DevOpsLove

@SerenaSoftware Dev – nice code. Love, Ops #MatchMadeInHeaven #DevOpsLove

@SerenaSoftware You are the only ops in my eyes #DevOpsLove #loveatfirstsight #oneandonly

A panel of judges will select a winner based on creativity, humor, relevance and frequency of submissions. The winner will be announced via Twitter on March 11, 2013.

For official rules and prize information, please visit: http://ser.so/DevOpsLove


David Hurwitz is SVP of Worldwide Marketing at Serena Software.

Tags: DevOps, Serena


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