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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

There was a rancher who had a DBA.... (Getting prepped for PASS)

and B-I-N-G-O was his game-o.

Maybe not that funny, but I think that SQL Bingo will be a fun time. If you haven't heard of it, check out the link. Stuart Ainsworth, Blythe Morrow, and Brent Ozar have put together a fun networking game sponsored by Quest and SQLServerPedia. They've strong-armed, ahem, duped, err, convinced a few of the well known people in the SQL Server community to be "squares" on a BINGO card. Here's a sample card.

Each of us has a safeword codeword that we should remember. I'm not confident that I'll remember mine, but tweet me (@way0utwest) if you have trouble when you turn in your card and I'll vouch for my mistake. If you meet one of us, ask for the word, write it down in our square. When you get BINGO (that's a straight line) you turn it in at the Quest booth to be entered for a prize.

That's Tuesday.

Wednesday you need two lines, and Thur a completed card. It's intended to promote networking, so follow some of the networking tips from PASS, I can't speak for the other squares, but I'm hoping for more than a "please give me your code word." Introduce yourself, tell me something, ask me something, buy me a beer or a cup of coffee, just something.

It should be a fun time, and I'll try to remember to keep Twitter updated with my location. See you at the Summit.

Comments

Posted by Anonymous on 29 October 2009

This post was mentioned on Twitter by way0utwest: [blog] There was a rancher who had a DBA.... http://bit.ly/n6N1s #sqlpass

Posted by Andy Warren on 29 October 2009

Agree that I hope it sparks conversations and not just drive by code word grabbing.

Posted by jcrawf02 on 29 October 2009

Wow, if everyone who has a bingo card buys you a beer...

How do you get on the card again??

Posted by Steve Jones on 29 October 2009

I can't drink that many beers!

Now coffee.....

Posted by Anonymous on 31 October 2009

Pingback from  I’m a Bingo Square Too « SQL Server Sleuth

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