Buckle up your boots and Ski with Purpose!

How do you get to go skiing in Texas in the middle of May? Come to Qonnections 2019 of course!

Buckle up your boots and Ski with Purpose!

We are thrilled to have Lindsey Vonn, the most successful female alpine skier in history, as our guest speaker at this year's Qonnections. In celebration, Qlik has teamed up with SkyTechSport, a leading Ski & Snowboard professional training simulator company, and we are changing the game again, this time with ski analytics. SkyTechSport’s ultra-realistic ski simulator provides an all year-round skiing experience used by professionals, and those in training around the world, including the U.S. Ski Team.

During Qonnections 2019, just days away, you will be able to buckle up your ski boots and track your performance on the slalom course, painstakingly modeled from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. For those skiing enthusiasts (or those daring enough to try), Qonnections is your chance to experience the adrenaline of an Olympian!

The ski simulator uses real ski boots and has advanced sensors to measure metrics such as speed and edging angles, and more! As you might expect, since we're Qlik, we are going to capture all types of race data during the ski sessions and surface the results in a slick Qlik Sense app, built using Qlik Core in a containerized microservices environment. We will have real-time post-race analysis, and a dynamic leader board to see how you rank in our Qonnections ski race challenge. We are going to analyze the results of those who participate and measure the key Ski Performance Indicators (SPIs) – including metrics such as number of gates passed, speed, distance and errors made – and more! It's analytics to the edge – literally, the ski edge!

We want you to ‘Snow’ your results and see how you compare against your fellow competitors and other Qlik enthusiasts. Can you beat the U.S. Ski team’s aggregated training times, or would it be more fun to race against our executive team?

But we are not stopping there, we are raising money and awareness for the Special Olympics, a charity that is changing the lives of people with physical and intellectual disabilities all around the world providing a year-round opportunity for them to train and compete in over 170 countries, including local, national and regional competitions with over 100,000 events a year. Qlik will donate funds to this amazing organization based on every gate a racer passes.

So if you haven’t already, register for Qonnections 2019 and take the opportunity to participate in this exciting event with a meaningful cause – and have some fun while you are there! We look forward to welcoming you to sunny Texas where you will learn all about Qlik, meet old friends and make new ones – but also get the opportunity to ski with purpose and help us reach our target donation amount for the Special Olympics!

Join us at #Qonnections for a chance to ski down the slopes & raise awareness for the @SpecialOlympics!

 

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