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It's Trivia Time Again, or Meet Me In Santa Clara

January 21, 2009

It's that time of year again -- yes, it's Trivia Time! Once again I've been asked to host the Developer's Bowl at the SD West 2009 Conference which runs March 9-13 in Santa Clara, Calif. After my performance (or lack of it) at last year's  conference , I'm wondering why I was invited back. Surely good help can't be  that hard to fine.

In any event, it looks like I'll be there and I hope to see lots of you there again.  But that's not the point right now. Recall that last year you all came through in a big way by helping me out with lots of great trivia questions about computing in general and programming in particular. And as you've probably guessed by now, here I am again, hat-in-hand asking for your help. If you could send me any and all trivia, facts, factoids, lies, and damn lies, I'd really appreciate it.

To help make it worth your while, I'm going to send a Dr. Dobb's Release 4 DVD to every person who sends me 5 or more entries. (Ah, make that "relevant" entries. Factoids about the Food Network don't count.) Okay, if someone sends in 4 entries, I'll honor that too. But you get the idea. When submitting your entries, be sure to include your postal address so that we know where to send the DVD.

I hope to see you at the event, which takes place Thursday, March 12, 5:30-6:30 PM. The competing teams have yet to be announced, but if last year was any indication, I probably should be referred to as a "referee" instead of "host". In any case, it will be a lot of fun and thanks in advance for your part in making it happen by submitting those arcane facts known only to you and the guy in the next cubicle.

 Send your facts, figures, and foolishness to jerickson@ddj.com

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