dataMinds Connect 2017 – And The Winner Is?

Last week I had the privilege to host a little contest to give away one free ticket to dataMinds Connect 2017, the biggest Microsoft Data Platform conference in the Benelux. There was a prize question you had to answer:

How many versions of SQL Server have I worked with?

The answer is: 7 different versions.

  • SQL Server 2000 – just once in an intervention where a database had gone corrupt and there were no database backups. It didn’t go very well.
  • SQL Server 2005 – the version I started working with
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008R2 – yes, it’s a separate version
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2017 hasn’t been released yet, so obviously it didn’t count. Three people had the correct answer:

  • Olivier Van Steenlandt
  • Joke Laukens
  • Maarten Deleu

To determine the winner, let’s cast a dice. With T-SQL of course. Olivier gets 1 and 2, Joke 3 and 4, and Maarten 5 and 6.

The winner:

rolling a dice

The result is 4, which means Joke wins the free ticket! Congrats! Thanks everyone for participating! I hope I see you all at dataMinds Connect!

Koen Verbeeck

Koen Verbeeck is a Microsoft Business Intelligence consultant at AE, helping clients to get insight in their data. Koen has a comprehensive knowledge of the SQL Server BI stack, with a particular love for Integration Services. He's also a speaker at various conferences.

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