2012 Scripting Games Judging Deadline Extended

2012 Scripting Games Judging Deadline Extended

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Summary: The deadline for grading submissions to the 2012 Scripting Games is extended

Due to the overwhelming level of participation, the deadline for judges to complete grading scripts that were submitted for the 2012 Scripting Games is extended to April 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM Pacific Standard Time. Submissions are currently at 120 percent the number received last year, and this has overwhelmed the judges. Several of the judges have requested the extension to provide more time to grade the scripts. The one thing we do not want to do is to rush the judges. In fact, we want them to take the amount of time grading the scripts that they feel they need. To this end, I decided to extend their deadline by one week.

Now, this does not mean that contestants have any additional time–in fact they do not. The last script submission deadline is April 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM PST. Only the judges are getting a reprieve this year.

When all the scripts are graded, the final leaderboard will be displayed. The final leaderboard will determine the final standing for the 2012 Scripting Games. This leaderboard will display on Tuesday May 1, 2012. So stay tuned…the competition is really heating up.

Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy

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  • Ed, i think you mean the number is 120% *higher* (i.e 220% of last year).

    These events have been great and have showed me that there really is a lot you can do with Powershell. My boss agree's and we're now looking into some lunchtime video training for the whole department.

  • @Matt there are 2 sets of webcasts that Ed recorded that might be of interest. There are 2 series each with 5 recordings 1 hour in length. Total is 10 hours. One is called Learn PowerShell before it becomes an Emergency and the other is PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin  technet.microsoft.com/.../dd742419.aspx Hope this helps.

  • So the submissions from from everyone, last one or two events could be ruled out?

    Go Judges...my best scripts are the last ones submitted :)

    On the similar note- I am happy to help on your side instead of competing next year.

  • I cannot say this surprises me, seeing the amount of unrated scripts would have meant some very stressed judges not sleeping for an entire weekend. Glad to see that the deadline is extended, this gives the judges more time to rate and comment on each entry.