What are the Crappy Code Games - Why should I attend?

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  3. What are the challenges?
  4. What are the prizes?
  5. Why should I attend?
  6. Tips on how to win    

Why should I attend?

The crappy code games isn’t all about winning, its also about having a good time and learning about SQL Server.

Even if you don’t want to enter the competition I think its valuable for you to come along to the heats and the final in Brighton as a chance to meat SQL Server bods and also to learn about SQL Server and storage.

In my job as a consultant one of the areas I find the most misunderstood is storage. This makes it very difficult for you as a SQL person to be able to argue to your server/SAN people that its not SQL that’s at fault, its the storage.

SANS are seen as the solution to all performance problems and that SQL Server just doesn’t scale. In coming along to one of these events you will see how SQL Server can truly scale.

Some of the things you are likely to learn if you come along are the different IO generated by different actions in SQL, backups, queries, parallelism, inserting, sorting and checkpoints.

They are also going to great social evenings with food and drink available. The location of the events is

Manchester - Revolution Bar, Deansgate Locks, March 17th, 6:30-11pm

London - Revolution Bar, Tower Hill, March 31st, 6:30-11pm

Brighton - Grand Hotel, April 7th, 6:30-11pm


  1. The background
  2. Who can enter?
  3. What are the challenges?
  4. What are the prizes?
  5. Why should I attend?
  6. Tips on how to win

You can find the details of the events and Terms and Conditions here

To register/enter the games go to http://www.crappycodegames.com/enterCompetition.php

Published Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:04 PM by simonsabin

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