Everything You Need To Know To Win The #SourceCon Grand Master Challenge

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Jul 8, 2016
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The much anticipated and highly talked about SourceCon challenge will soon begin! Anyone from around the globe can participate; all you need is a computer, determination, and some serious sourcing skills.

A new rule has been put in place this year – no previous Grandmaster champions can compete! What does this mean for you? No matter what your experience level is, you have just as much of a chance to win as anyone else.

Here is how it works:

  • Part one will soon launch and be available via a link on the SourceCon website– you must complete the entire phase in order to advance to Part two.
  • Part two will be available sometime after SourceCon Anaheim– we will provide an update at the conference on the number of people who have completed part one so far.
  • The first five participants who complete part two will qualify to compete in the live onsite challenge at the spring SourceCon event (you must be at the conference to participate). The winner of the onsite challenge will be announced at the end of the spring conference; along with winning the title of SourceCon Grandmaster, you will also get free entry for life to one SourceCon event a year (free pass can be used at either the fall or spring conference)!

Keep your eyes on the website and be ready to bring your searching skills – may the best Sourcer win!

Good luck!

Challenge FAQs

There have been several requests to clarify the rules of the current SourceCon challenge.  Here are a few answers:

When will the challenge end?

We have not set a specific date yet, but we will provide a few days notice before it closes.

How many people will win?

Everyone who completes this portion of the challenge will be invited to the next stage for the opportunity to compete in the on-site Final Grand Master Challenge.

What is the best way to compete?

We recommend completing the challenge with an answer to all questions and submitting.  You will receive an email with a link to edit your results.  You will also receive email clues to the specific questions that you are having trouble with.

How do I know if I am right?

You will receive email feedback for the questions that you are having trouble with.

I am stuck, should I quit?

No silly, this is not meant to be easy.

I need a clue

Clues will be provided on the Sourcecon Facebook Page and Twitter account tagged #SourceCon.

I did not receive an email after completing the quiz

Please send an email to so we can investigate

This article is part of a series called Editor's Pick.
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