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Pub Quiz

From: Andy H.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:34 PM

Hi all
This is something different and has nothing to do with Scala. (ok, may be a little Scala)
However James, who many of you will know directly, or indirectly, as the person who organises all the evening events at SkillsMatter (and helps me with the Scala evening) is raising money for his Great Arctic Challenge and has organised a Pub Quiz for the evening of the 10th Oct.
You will find all the details below and I hope if you're not doing anything that evening then you will come along and join in.

With this being the same week as Scala LiftOf this is beginning to look like one busy week.

This is a non-standard email, not directly related to your user group meetings. But I do need your user group's help.

As you might have seen, on October 10th Skills Matter are sponsoring an Open Source and Agile pub quiz at the Crown Tavern -- in aid of my Great Arctic Fundraising Challenge.
I was hoping to ask you for a few small favours.

Firstly, would you be willing to announce the event to your group? You can see more details on Skills Matter's page here:
or on Meetup at: To summarise as briefly as I can, it's on October 10, 8pm in the Crown, it's teams of up to 5 people, and £5 per person payable
on the door -- with all profits going to the great Great Arctic Fundraising Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support. There will be a prize for the winning team and a raffle on the night. I have limited the meetup to 60 people because of the capacity of the room at the Crown -- but for it to be a success, I really need it to be a sold-out event! If you could announce it to your group and on Twitter that would be a really big help.

Andy Hicks of the London Scala User Group is helping out with some of the questions, but to give it as wide an interest as possible I was hoping that you (or members of the group) might be able to suggest a couple of quiz questions on your own preferred technologies, languages or processes. There will only be 40 questions in total, so I only need one or two questions of any difficulty level from each group.

Since I am organising this and taking on any costs myself, some help is greatly appreciated! If your company would like to sponsor the quiz by supplying a raffle prize, you will get a listing as a sponsor on the Skills Matter page for the quiz, as well as on Meetup, a mention on the web page, and a shout-out on Facebook and Twitter. Sponsorship directly of my fundraising efforts (since I am raising £6,000 for Macmillan) is also very much appreciated, and in addition to my own eternal gratitude gets mentions on the Facebook page, and LinkedIn group.

Thanks very much for reading this non-standard message, and big thanks to those of you who have already generously sponsored my challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support! If you have any questions about the night, about the challenge, or about sponsorship, please drop me a line.

Warmest regards,

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