How to play Starburst Space Quest League Sweepstakes

Starburst Space Quest League (SQL) is a gamified sweepstakes competition for data professionals. While the competition runs all year, there are four distinct missions, each with their own grand prize. During each sweepstakes, you only need to enter once for a chance to win, but the more quests you participate in, the more stars (tokens) you earn, and the higher your chance of winning.

Mission 1 Grand Prize

Luxury Galactic Disney® Experience

Galactic Starcruiser

The first competition starts February 9th and ends March 31st, with the winner drawing on April 1st. The first grand prize is a Luxury Galactic Disney® Experience! Valued at $35,000. This grand prize will offer four people the trip of a lifetime to experience Disney®'s newest luxury hotel Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

This first sweepstakes is valid for participants residing in the United States only, but we'll be bringing this competition to a global stage for the next sweepstakes in April.

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Mission 2 Grand Prize

$20k payday!

Galactic Starcruiser

What would you do with a $20k payday?

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Monica Miller, Developer Advocate, Starburst

Hey y’all! My name is Monica, and I am here to be your guide through these Space Quest League Technical SQL Challenges. Before joining Starburst as a developer advocate, I was a data engineer specifically focused on building ETL pipelines but I did manage to dip my toes into quite a variety of technology within the data space. I love puzzles of all kinds, and have always enjoyed the joy that accompanies creating the right SQL statement to answer a business question. It’s basically a puzzle!

I have created some fun 5 minute SQL challenges to test your knowledge and basically spread some more SQL joy. These challenges will increase each week in difficulty, but I’m confident with Google’s help, they can all be achieved! These challenges can be done in Trino or Starburst Galaxy, and I demonstrate the setup for both so that you can be off and querying with minimal effort required. There will be prizes along the way, and by answering all 5 challenges correctly, you will unlock a Space Quest League Technical Achievement!

If you have any questions, please reach out to me on the Trino Slack, I am happy to help!! Or find me here:

Enter the sweepstakes!

This competition is built by data pros for data pros. What this means is for each sweepstakes, we'll have some challenging quests that likely need the skills that data engineers, architects, analysts, or data scientists have. Check out our official rules to understand if you qualify as a data pro for the competition!

Sign up below to get started on your quests. You only need to enter once for a chance to win, but the more you play the more stars you'll gain, and your odds of winning will increase. We'll have a variety of quests on a weekly basis ranging from easy to technically challenging. When you complete each quest, you'll be assigned your stars. Each competition period has a cap of 200 stars.

Together we can do well, and do good!

Starburst donated $10 for every valid contestant in Mission 1 to a charity supporting Ukrainian refugee support efforts. The Mission 1 contestants voted to send the $5,000 donation to the Starburst for Ukraine Moneybox.

For the remainder of the Missions, Starburst will donate $1 for every valid contestant up to $95,000.


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