The First Annual Crappy Code Games

SQLBits announced some super-exciting news! A tie-up with our platinum sponsor, Fusion-io. Together we'll be running a series of events called "The Crappy Code Games" where SQL Server developers will compete to write the worst-performing code and win some very cool prizes including:


•        Gold: A hands-on, high performance flying day for two at Ultimate High plus Fusion-io flight jackets
•        Silver: One day racing experience at Palmer Sports where you will drive seven different high performance cars
•        Bronze: Pure Tech Racing 10 person package at PTR’s F1 racing facility includes FI tees, food and drinks.

…plus iPods, Windows Mobile phones, X-box 360s, t-shirts and much more.

There will be two qualifying events in Manchester on March 17th and London on March 31st, and the third qualifier as well as the grand finale will be held in the evening of Thursday April 7th at SQLBits. And if that isn’t cool enough, Fusion-io's Chief Scientist Steve Wozniak (yes, that Steve Wozniak, tech industry legend and co-founder of Apple) will be on hand in Brighton to hand out the prizes! If you'd like to take part you'll need to register, and since places are limited we recommend you do so right away. For more details and to register, go to

The Games:
In conjunction with SQL Bits, dbA-thletes (that’s you) will compete  head-to-head in one of three
separate qualifying events to be held in Manchester, London and Brighton.  Four separate SQL  rounds
make up the evening’s Games, and will challenge you to write code that pushes the boundaries of SQL
performance.  The four events are:
  The High Jump: Generate the highest I/O per second
  The 100 m dash: Cumulative highest number of I/O’s in 60 seconds
  The SSIS-athon: Load one billion row fact table in the shortest time
  The Marathon: Generate the highest MB per second in 60 seconds

Published Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:12 PM by Testas


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