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Know when to hold 'em

By Steve Jones,

It's time for the annual SQLServerCental party at the PASS conference in Seattle again. It's become an event that's a lot of fun, and a great way for the SQL Server community to have some fun and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. This year we've once again combined the party with the Exceptional DBA awards, and I'm honored to be there to celebrate noted SQLServerCentral author Jeff Moden as the winner.

We have once again contracted for a casino themed party with various game tables around. We'll call them the card game where you try to get twenty one, the competitive card game with a flop, river and turn, the roll-the-ball-around-the-circle-and-guess-the-number game, and probably that dice game as well. Have to be careful with the spam filters these days. ;)

This year we're selling tickets in advance for $20, or you can bring $30 to the door. We'll have lots of prizes again, with me going through Best Buy and Think Geek to get a large variety of things to give away. I am happy to take suggestions for those items that you think would be fun gifts to take home.

No skill is needed at the games as we'll give prizes away randomly to people playing at the tables. Even if you have no idea what you're doing, stick a few chips down,  introduce yourself to the player next to you and get some advice. You might learn something, and more importantly, you might make a friend.

Come join us on Tuesday night for a great time. More details are in the party announcement.

Steve Jones

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