After months of promotion, questions from partners, and submissions of automation policies from all over North America, we have finally concluded the first North American Automation Hackathon. It took our panel of judges nearly a week to review all the new automation policies, which were reviewed and judged based on three criteria to identify the winners:
I’d like to point out a particular submission that didn’t win a prize, but definitely deserves an honorable mention: Dillon Dellea at Silverado Technologies created an automation policy designed to facilitate building a computer as well as one to do user onboarding and offboarding. Great work, Dillon!
Now let’s unveil the winners:
Fifth place ($500):
Tyrell Midland from RADCOMP: “Get Windows Version Details.”
This policy has 38 objects in it. It goes through a registry and pulls all required information to generate the full Windows version and build number, then uses this to determine which major version of Windows is on the computer.
Fourth place ($1,000):
Kris Moffa from Wolf Consulting, LLC: “Cylance Uninstall and Cleanup.”
This policy uses 45 objects to uninstall and fully clean the computer of Cylance.
Third place ($2,500):
Christian Oaksford from Mytech Partners, Inc.: “Active Directory Group Members Lockouts.”
This policy has 21 objects in it. It goes through an Active Directory group and searches for lockouts in the past few hours then reports that back to the dashboard as a custom service. This ensures system accounts are not getting locked out.
Second place ($5,000):
Johnny Walker from Spinen, Inc.: “Disable Inactive Users.”
This policy leverages a total of 16 objects to go through Active Directory and find inactive users and then disable them. This is configurable and has the ability to provide excluded accounts (for example, administrator and system accounts).
First place ($10,000):
Brett Dawson from NetEffect: “Installing Office 365 Business Retail.”
This policy uses 18 objects in total to clean up old Microsoft Office instances, then verifies prerequisites and runs the install of Office 365. It then cleans up the install files to free up disk space.
We’ll contact the winners directly to award prizes. We’d like to take this time to thank everyone for their participation. This was a fun contest, and we enjoyed reviewing all the amazing submissions. Well done, SolarWinds MSP community!
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