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The Official Tech Ed New Zealand drinking game

, posted: 31-Aug-2008 08:15

It is Sunday morning, and I slept twelve hours (went to bed at 7:30pm last night) just to be ready for this year's Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand - speakers' dinner planned for tonight, bloggers' dinner tomorrow, TechFest Tuesday - plus all sessions and walk around the marketplace.

And of course there's an "unofficial" official Tech Ed drinking game:



Every time a demo crashes: take 1 drink.

Every time a demo doesn't crash: take 2 drinks.

TechFest: take 6-10 drinks.  Be restrained: you will need to be up early tomorrow to find which first-session speakers are most hung-over and to ask them very complicated and demanding questions VERY LOUDLY.  (LATE BREAKING RULES CHANGE: Apparently I'm in the first-session slot the next morning. Therefore, the new rule for TechFest is: either (a) take 6-10 drinks and go to Kirk's session in the morning, or (b) take 20+ drinks and wake up in a bus station outside Otorohanga wearing nothing but your delegate pass, somebody else's socks and a strategically superglued trial DVD of SQL Server 2008.)

Every time a Microsoft speaker says "innovation," "community" or "super excited": take 1 drink.  After taking 5 such drinks in a row, shout "Bingo!"

Every time a 200 level presentation includes a demonstration containing the phrase "Hello world": take 1 drink and yell "I told you not to call me 'world'!"


Read more to find all the other rules (yes, there's more).

 

Other related posts:
MS Communities Summit 2010
Microsoft SQL Server MVP Brad McGehee to tour New Zealand
Drummers at Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009






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