[CONTEST CLOSED] Happy IT Professionals Day!

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UPDATE: this contest has ended. We really enjoyed reading everyone's thoughtful and kind appreciations for each other, so thank you for sharing! Our randomly selected winner and their nominee are: @BGibson and @Sandbag. Congrats!   


IT Professionals Day celebrates the hard work of a group without whom this community would not exist. The folks who connect, secure, and automate our world; who keep technology – and our lives – running smoothly at work and at home. In honor of IT professionals everywhere, thank you for all that you do! 

It’s no secret that IT can be a thankless job. You typically don’t hear from anyone until there is a problem, and unless they’re technologically aware, most people just aren’t cognizant of the hard work that goes into securing, managing, and maintaining technology.

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This is why, back in 2015, a team of IT professionals from SolarWinds first created IT Professionals Day. They wished to bring more visibility and appreciation to the work that keeps the business running. Today, the day is recognized nationally and celebrated by hundreds of companies.

In the spirit of honoring IT professionals, we want to hear from you! We all have those folks throughout our careers whose influence has shaped us. They motivate us to persevere when things get tough, inspire us to consider new perspectives when we get stuck, and challenge us to reach new heights when we feel ourselves falling short. We invite you to comment below and recognize a colleague who has inspired you, so we can champion our heroes of IT together! If they are a community member and you tag them, you will both have a chance to win a set of these Cisco Meraki Corkcicle rocks glasses. 


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How to win

In a comment on this post, share an appreciation for someone you’ve worked with in IT who has inspired or motivated you before 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 27th (09/27/2022). Be sure to tag them in your post if they are a community member. We’ll then draw one at random to win a Cisco Meraki Corkcicle rocks glasses set for both you and the person you nominate! Your entries will be public and visible throughout the contest.  

If the person you wish to recognize is not yet a community member, encourage them to join so you can tag them so you both win! 


  • Limit one entry per community member.
  • Submission period: Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 11am EDT through Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 at 9:59am EDT
  • Prize will be a selection of Meraki swag with value not exceeding USD 50.00
  • Official terms, conditions, and eligibility information