Tech Athletes have longed for their opportunity to shine. theCUBE Selection Committee is hard at work finalizing the field for our inaugural #CUBEmadness.
On Thursday March 20, 2014, 32 brave Tech Athletes will enter the #CUBEmadness tournament. There will be one winner, and that winner will be determined by you, our audience.
It is up you to determine who has the best theCUBE interview!
There are over 3,200 interviews being considered for #CUBEmadness, but only the elite will make the cut. We thank you along with all of theCUBE alumni for your continued dedication in keeping the crowd informed.
What is #CUBEmadness?
#CUBEmadness will be a tournament showcasing the best theCUBE interviews since it’s inception in 2009. We created a proprietary algorithm which determined which theCUBE interviews extracted the most signal from the noise. In total, there will be four regions Cloud, Big Data Infrastructure and Tech Athletes. Each region will consist of eight participants who will battle for the right to play in the #CUBEmadness Final Four. All match-ups will be created at random. There is no seeding. The crowd will vote its favorite Tech Athlete on to the next round.
Over the course of the next few weeks, rivalries will be created and tears, unquestionably, will be shed.
Will a Cinderella story emerge or will pumpkins come out at midnight? The crowd will decide.
Will the tournament be riddled with blowout victories or tension-filled buzzer beaters? (Buzzer Beaters, Please!)
Will controversy arise? Absolutely.
Here at the friendly confines of theCUBE studios, we are cheering for ties and good sportsmanship between all Tech Athletes. However, where would the fun be in a tournament without drama? So stand behind your favorite Tech Athlete, vote often, spread the word! Let’s celebrate the incredible sensation that is #CUBEmadness at theCUBE, where we have been “Extracting the signal from the noise” since 2009.
Here is the tournament breakdown by dates:
March 17, 2014: Big Data Region Announced
March 18, 2014: Cloud Region Announced
March 19, 2014: Infrastructure Region Announced
March 20, 2014: Tech Athlete Region Announced & VOTING BEGINS!
March 20 – 24, 2014: Round 1 Match-ups
March 25 – 27, 2014: #CUBEmadness Sweet Sixteen
March 28 – 31, 2014: #CUBEmadness Elite Eight
April 1 – 3, 2014: #CUBEmadness Final Four
April 4 – 7, 2014: #CUBEmadness Championship
April 8, 2014: #CUBEmadness Champion crowned.