Many of my colleagues have produced short blog posts regarding their participation in SQL Saturday #62 in Tampa next weekend. Here are just a few I’ve seen so far, but I’m sure there are many more:
As you may have guessed, I too have the honor and pleasure to have been asked to speak at this fine event. I will be doing my session on “An Introduction to Transactional Replication.” Ok, I know that topic isn’t going to bring sexy back, but TR is a very real option for many SQL shops for both redundancy, reporting, offloading, and many other potential reasons. This is a beginners session, so if you do attend it, understand the level of the intended audience.
This occasion kicks off what I expect to be a banner year for the SQL Saturday franchise as it is (naturally) the first one of 2011. I know that Pam & Jose are working harder than ever to make this weekend a grand one; for both the speakers and attendees. Sometimes it gets lost that the speakers are attendees as well. I’ll be speaking from 11:00AM – 12:00 Noon, but will be attending sessions the entire rest of the day. This year’s line-up is fantastic from start to finish; with sessions covering topics from SSIS, to replication, to Powershell, and a whole lot more. The real problem is how do you pick just one when there are 3 or 4 per time slot you’d like to see!! Decisions decisions.
They are doing something a bit different this year on the Friday before the regular conference; what’s being called a “Day of Data”. For $99, one can attend day-long sessions with either Denny Cherry on storage and virtualization, or Stacia Misner’s introduction to SSIS. Both these folks are excellent speakers and really know their stuff. If you have the time and resources, I highly recommend attending one of these sessions.
And most importantly, if you do attend this event, your mandatory assignment is to introduce yourself to the Grateful DBA (if we don’t know each other already.) Please don’t be shy and do say hello. I’d love to meet the three people that read my blog. See you there!!
Have a grateful day…Troy