Hey there, NSXers!  

The skies are blue, the sun is shining, and summer is in full swing. Whether you’re getting your summer on by grooving to some tunes, or embracing the grind at home or back in the office, there’s one thing you can count on needing: a sweet set of headphones.  

The Future:NET team is here to help! At Future:NET, industry luminaries deliver exclusive insights into all things networking – including a discussion of the lasting impacts of 2020 and predictions on the future of the industry, from app-centric connectivity to ubiquitous access across clouds. Now you can get all that Future:NET goodness — and a pair of Bose noise-canceling headphones too! All you need to do is: 

1. Follow Future:NET on Twitter.

 

2. Watch the Looking Back, Looking Forward session. 

 

3. And post a screenshot of the video in the comment section of our Twitter announcement post.  

Then, we’ll select winners from thee comments and announce them on August 2. Yep, it’s that easy! 

Take your work from anywhere to the next level – with these headphones, you can groove from anywhere while you’re at it. 

PROMOTIONAL DRAWING TERMS & CONDITIONS
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void in Quebec and where prohibited. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Promotion commences at 12:00 AM PST on July 19, 2021 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on July 31, 2021. To enter, follow @FUTURENET_SDN on Twitter, watch Future:NET’s Looking Back, Looking Forward session, and post a screenshot on the Twitter announcement as instructed, by 11:59 PM PST on July 31, 2021. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the promotion. One entry per person/email address/username per comment. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions, and VMware’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at VMware’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. VMware, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of VMware. VMware further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the promotion for any reason, including inability to complete as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.
Drawing is offered to all natural persons who are at least the age of majority and reside in the United States or Canada. Employees, officers, and directors of VMware its parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, officer and director are not eligible. The drawing and the rights and obligations of VMware and participants will be governed and controlled by the laws of the State of California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions.  All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of California, Santa Clara County.  The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of California and federal court located within such state and county with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of the promotion. Prizes will not be awarded to residents of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria. Government Employees: VMware is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government employees are not eligible.
Five (5) prize winners will be selected by random drawing on or about August 2, 2021 and will receive one (1) pair of Bose headphones with the Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): USD $326.00.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.  Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Odds of winning a promotion prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during the promotion.
Winners will be notified on or about August 2, 2021. Winners will have until August 6, 2021 by 12:00 PM PST to accept the prize by private message from @FUTURENET_SDN.  Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.  Potential winners may also be required to sign and return to VMware, within ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (or Declaration of Compliance, if a non-US resident) in order to claim his/her prize.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (or Declaration of Compliance, if non-US resident) within the required time period (if applicable), or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize.  If a Canadian resident, the potential winner will be required to correctly answer a time-limited skill testing question without any assistance in order to be eligible to receive a prize.  If the potential winner is a Canadian resident and the question is answered incorrectly, the prize will be forfeited.  In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, VMware will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the prize will remain unawarded.  For U.S. residents, prizes will be fulfilled 4-8 weeks after the conclusion of the promotion. For Canadian residents, prizes will be fulfilled the latter of 4-8 weeks after the conclusion of the promotion or 2-3 weeks after receipt of the skill testing question.
By entering the promotion or receipt of any prize, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless VMware and its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, VMware, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
The Sponsor of this promotion is VMware, Inc., 3401 Hillview Drive, Palo Alto, CA  94304 U.S.A.
For a list of prize winners and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Lauren Klass”, c/o VMware, Inc., 3401 Hillview Drive, Palo Alto, CA  94304 U.S.A.  Winner lists requests must be received by August 15, 2021. VT and non-US residents may exclude return postage.