Before taking this to kace.uservoice.com and requesting a specific award for grandmaster, I thought maybe the members of IT Ninja should settle on some good ideas to vote on. What's your awesome idea for a Grandmaster award? Keep in mind that no budget currently exists for this. That could be a good thing or a bad thing. Keep it real, keep it fun, and most importantly keep it true to IT Ninja!

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How about - high ranking contributors be invited to the Kace Konference.  You would just have to pay for airfare.

Answered 05/21/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I agree with this. I went last year and it was an amazing resource as well as a networking opportunity.
    • They could have you be a guest speaker or have a booth for the guest Ninja's to promote ITNinja.
  • I think Bob Kelly would appreciate the additional presence. My condition for doing this is they would have to hook us up with some cool IT Ninja Polos like the ones seen at Konference in 2012.
  • what about the stay? ;)
    and a business class fare would be great as I am many many miles away in Australia.. :D
  • Piyush I think u might get the grand master title. Dude. U rock.
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Answered 05/20/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I personally think these are great, especially if they were somehow branded with IT Ninja.
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It is great idea to keep motivation high.. Also more levels are recommended.. 

Something unique. A lot of people have left the Grandmaster level behind and are high on points. Something more rewarding will keep this forum going places.

Answered 05/21/2013 by: piyushnasa
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A replica of the Hattori Hanzo Katana from KillBill

Answered 05/18/2013 by: atulnimje
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  • Well, I think, weapons are a bad idea (not everybody lives in US :) )
    • It's a replica. But point noted :-)
    • I have to agree with Nico. Its a sweet idea, but a lot of the fun factor for these prizes would be showing them off in the office. Even if the sword is a replica I'm not sure that some of us could get away with that. :)
      • A Nerf/foam sword then?
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I think the kind of ideas we should come up with should accomplish these things.

1) Promote IT Ninja within our respective departments as a resource.

2) Show that IT Ninja is a credible resource.

3) Show a level of prestige to go with the rank of "Grandmaster."

4) Be something totally unique that can be present in any sysadmin's cube or desk.

Sorry to redirect so late, but swords, throwing stars, and other weapon like items probably won't work for everyone. What is something that every sysadmin can use that could be branded with IT Ninja and maybe personalized with our user names on the site? Should only the first 50 or 100 grandmasters get them? These are things we should consider as Dell will probably only fund it if it's realistic.

Answered 05/20/2013 by: GeekSoldier
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How about a shadow box like this but customized to hold a black belt that you already have and a new red belt for grandmaster. The red belt could have your IT Ninja username embroidered onto it, and the certificate at the top would be signed by Bob Kelly.

http://www.kataaro.com/Products/Martial-Arts-Belt-and-Certificate-Display__5201.aspx

Similar to this, but not identical.

Answered 05/20/2013 by: GeekSoldier
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A Mr. Miyagi style headband, similar to this: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1084524544/ch0007693

Answered 05/17/2013 by: jknox
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Something like this would be awesome as long as it would handle both iPhones and various Android phones: http://www.appsrumors.com/iphone/ninja-black-speakers-that-copes-with-your-iphone-44s/

Answered 05/20/2013 by: jknox
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a hand signed (original) ITNinja painted by Barry Smith.
If don't know: This one (or simila)

http://www.inktank-studios.com/comics/2000/09/15/ninjas/

or other colored stuff to cover walls ;)

Answered 05/17/2013 by: Nico_K
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  • This would be cool. Though I'd be open to any type of poster\wall covering.
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+1 to Grandmaster Award. Dont have any suggestions though.

Answered 05/20/2013 by: rileyz
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