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Fun With SQL

Session Number: 5338
Track: SIGs
Session Type: SIG
Primary Presenter: Kurt Struyf [Suadasoft]
Time: May 01, 2018 (03:40 PM - 04:55 PM)
Room: Commonwealth B

Session Code: 5161
Speaker Bio: After spending a part of his teenage years in Texas, Kurt Struyf started his career at a major Belgian bank, where he was part of the system DBA team. Kurt Struyf currently works as a senior consultant for SuadaSoft based in Luxembourg. He has over twenty years of experience as a (system) DBA and has been installing, migrating, troubleshooting and tuning Db2 systems throughout Europe. Besides his consultancy missions Kurt Struyf has been teaching a broad spectrum of Db2 classes, both in Europe and the USA. Kurt has been a speaker at several large European and North America conferences, such as IDUG, IOD and at numerous Db2 regional user groups in Europe. Kurt Struyf is an IBM Gold consultant, an IBM information Champion since 2010 and as part of the IDUG content committee responsible for Db2 for z/OS content.
Audience experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Presentation Category: Select a Value
Presentation Platform: Cross Platform
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Application Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, Systems Programmers, New Users, IT Managers
Technical areas this presentation will apply to: Select a Value
Objective 1: get to know new people at the conference in a fun way
Objective 2: solve SQL puzzles
Objective 3: learn new SQL techniques

Abstract:  The concept of a "fun with SQL" dojo is quite simple. A group of developers (and/or DBAs and Sysprogs) gather together and are individually and randomly assigned to teams. A single computer is used on a single display with a portable keyboard and mouse to present a series of programming challenges. Teams are chosen randomly and each team is given just a few minutes, to solve the programming challenge. If the team solves the programming challenge, they move on to the next one, if they don’t solve the challenge before their time runs out, the same challenge (including previous teams’ unfinished work) moves on to the next randomly selected team. This all in a spirit of friendship and non-competitiveness.

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