Linux Showdown is a multi-day Linux contest that pits Linux professionals, like system administrators and devops engineers, against the clock (and each other!) to solve a simulated server crisis. A fun technical contest, participants are challenged to prove their technical skills in different scenarios each day–competing for leaderboard position, badges and daily prizes!
|03/04/2014||Mini Challenge - Snipe Hunt||VIEW RESULTS|
|02/25/2014||Linux Showdown 6||VIEW RESULTS|
|11/05/2013||Linux Showdown Five||VIEW RESULTS|
|09/16/2013||Linux Showdown 4||VIEW RESULTS|
|06/01/2013||Texas Linux Fest 2013||VIEW RESULTS|
|03/14/2013||SXSW Linux Showdown||VIEW RESULTS|
|10/01/2012||Contest #1 - Oct 2012||VIEW RESULTS|
Warm up by re-taking a past showdown or mini-challenge
The Linux Showdown contest features a different technical problem each day. Once the contest begins, TrueAbility will build your own virtual server loaded with the technology and problems that you must fix. A timer will start once you click "begin" and then you are on your way! The clock stops only when the contestant clicks the "finished" button in the contest page. Our automated grading system then scores your work and posts the results to the official leaderboard.
We encourage you to compete daily for your chance to win. Players are eligible to win prizes on multiple days. Prizes range from badges and T-shirts to hardware like Raspberry Pis and Google Chromecasts.
Players may enter the contest once per day and are eligible to win prizes on each day. Prizes are limited to US residents. Official rules for each showdown are available on the showdown leaderboards.