Another post-SQLbits blog post

Published 11 October 10 10:48 AM | MartinBell

Thanks to everyone who’s taken the time to email, twitter etc us on how much they enjoyed the SQLBits in York. I hope you all had fun and learnt a great amount.

For the Saturday we had 195 badges left unclaimed. Saturday may be free for delegates, but 195 no-shows equates to between £7,000 amd £10,000 of unnecessary costs (depending on the venue). This amount is around the total budget that a regional DDD event.

I would love to make the list of no-shows available to name and shame these people. I’ve already checked that the domains
www.inconsideratecretins.com and www.inconsideratecretins.info are available. I’ll have to see what the lawyers say about it!

In the mean time what I can do, is when I’m called in to take a technical interview (as I’m quite often asked to do), I’ll make sure I check the list beforehand. Of course, the interviewee won’t know that until it’s too late Wink

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