Loud Music Not Conducive to Technical Discussions

What were they thinking?

Although a loud band can sometimes be a good thing [1], technical conferences are not included in those times. I think that whoever decided to put a band in the middle of the conference floor at lunch today at TechEd did not understand the conference’s demographic. Sure, it’s cool that we’re celebrating 15 years and all, but when people are trying to meet and eat and have technical discussions, it’s damned annoying when you have to shout to hear yourself… Next time around, let’s please have the noise at the Worldwide Partner Conference, not at TechEd.


[1] Or a great thing, if it’s the world’s loudest band – Manowar, the Kings of Metal!


About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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