Teaser Announcement: Second International NoCOUG SQL Challenge
The Second International NoCOUG SQL Challenge is almost ready for publication. This time, the challenge requires contestants to first figure out what exactly needs to be done before trying to do it. The first challenge had nine solutions from seven countries and three continents which should be hard to beat. In addition to prizes, the winner also receives the “August Order of the Wooden Pretzel” created to memorialize a perceptive remark by Steven Feuerstein regarding SQL statements that resemble pretzels. Hopefully the winning solution this time will not involve higher math but you never know what might happen when the collective genius of so many people focuses on a problem. More contest details should be forthcoming on the NoCOUG website soon.