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The 2011 Scripting Games begin on April 4, 2011, and run through April 15, 2011. The Scripting Games are the premier learning event of the year for IT pros and others who want to master Windows PowerShell. For each of 10 events, you as a registered contestant have seven days to script a solution to a scenario-driven problem and post your code to an MVP-maintained script repository. A panel of internationally recognized judges scores each script you submit. And daily leaderboards and prize drawings help keep your interest high throughout the two-week international, online event.
Last year, people from more than 200 countries visited the Script Center during the Scripting Games. Because the scripts are written for real-world scenarios and problems, they are of immediate value to everyone, participants and spectators alike.
This page includes all essential 2011 Scripting Games links. Add this page to your favorites. (For that matter, make it your home page.)
The Judges and Judging Criteria
The Scripting Wife
Community: Forum, Twitter, and Facebook
Our Sponsors and Official Rules
Preparing for the 2011 Scripting Games
I've been trying to login for 2 days... IE8, no go, Chrome, no go... would be very cool to get this sorted out.
Please try the link here. 2011sg.poshcode.org/.../LogOn I just updated it in the body of this blog posting too. Sorry for any inconvenience we are trying hard to get these items worked out.
Joel AKA Jaykul, helped me out. Delete cookies, and start a new browser session worked for me.
Last night I had this problem clicking on one of the above links. I closed IE and went to site directly http://2011sg.poshcode.org and login page worked.
IamMred's new link works too.
No vbs?? Could we not have notified of this some 6 months ago. I have no ps experience and now can not take part in the games which I really enjoyed last year :(
With some warning I could have started learning ps.
@NastyMatt I am sorry you did not see the word that there would be no VBS this year. I actually made the announcement one year ago just before the 2010 games when I said it would be the last year. I have since confirmed that statement many times, in different areneas. That is not the point however ... YOU can and should compete in the 2011 Scripting Games as a beginner, and use this years games to learn PowerShell! You are the target for this years beginners. You can learn a TON of PowerShell this year in the games! Give it a shot. Start with the 2011 Scripting Games Study Guide ... review the Scripting Wife articles ... and even take the PowerShell quiz. Go for it, you will be glad you did.
Getting an unhandled exception when trying to go to the poshcode site.
@Steffen Beach IT seems that the logon is down right now (4/4/11 12:56 EST). I am checking with JayKul about this. It was working perfectly earlier in the day. You can follow me @ScriptingGuys on Twitter, and filter #2011SG to see the (nearly real time status) messages.
So... I work for Microsoft, but I'm just now learning PoSH. I'm really bummed to see that I can't participate, since I work here. Is there any way I can compete if I disclose this fact and forfeit eligibility to any of the prizes?
...I'm really just interested in sharpening my skills.
"Sorry, an error occurred while processing your request. " when trying to log on using IE 9 and windows live ID
I've deleted cookies, restarted IE but still not able to log on
@MSdrone I do not see why not as long as you state in the comments that you are a MS employee and are doing this for the education and acknowledge you understand you cannot be included in the prize distributions. Also would you please send me your login name you use so I can remove it from the eligible names for prizes? Send to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks
Nice solution for game script: http://kidga.com/?p=33
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