John Featherston, account manager at NET IG in Kent, Washington, was announced as the the winner of the Communications Cable and Connectivity Association's (CCCA) CableCheck game and iPad Mini prize. The game was designed to help inform the telecom and datacom industries about fire safety compliance for communications cables.
NET IG's Featherston said he enjoyed testing his knowledge on the subject through the game, and that he has followed the CCCA from its inception.
“I like to keep my finger on the pulse of the industry by staying informed through professional organizations such as CCCA, and being aware of various issues in order to pass the info on to the contractors we deal with," commented Featherston. NET IG works with many Fortune 500 customers in the Northwest U.S to design physical layer infrastructure solutions, specializing in data centers.
The winner of the game was chosen randomly from hundreds of entrants in the U.S., Canada and several other countries, who played the game through the CCCA newsletter and website, the Cabling Installation & Maintenance e-newsletter, and in person at the 2013 BICSI Winter Conference in Tampa, FL.
“In addition to educating the industry about fire safety issues in a fun way, entrants' answers in the game were also informative to CCCA, by showing us which issues may need further attention in our future communications,” said Frank Peri, executive director of the CCCA. The game was so successful, CCCA is considering doing a similar version in the future, added Peri.
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