The Second annual Bench Games starts today (May 15 through May 31, 2006). Last year over 200,000 people from 179 countries participated in the event.
I hold several Brainbench certificates (viewable online at Brainbench using Transcript ID#:403446), and I have been a Brainbench member for a many years (you can see a list of some certificates I have also on my about page). I believe that holding some well known certifications can help someone in his career even if this was not the case for me. Still when I had some available time I liked to take some tests just to see where I stand compared to other peoples. Brainbench has always been a nice place for me to test my skills, with many tests available from various technical fields.
I was quite happy to see that Brainbench had such a great idea to promote their services (quite smart idea, imo), by holding a worldwide competition. Champions will be chosen in the following events:
- The country that certifies the greatest percentage of their citizens
- The country that certifies the most citizens Participants from the winning country will be awarded a Bench Games Team Certificate.
A leader board will be updated daily starting on May 16 at 3 pm GMT, and will be available during the competition to track how your country is doing.
They are also giving away many prizes: http://www.brainbench.com/xml/bb/landing/offer/promotion.xml?contentId=2310
So go ahead and support your country, enhance your resume, and get a chance to win great prizes, by proving your skills in the free Brainbench competition. I know that I will do that in the spear time I will have in the next days, and try to bring my own contribution to my own country.
ps. I am not affiliate in any way to Brainbench and all the links are direct link to their site. I’m just sharing this information about what I believe will be a very nice event.