Opportunities To Talk

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It’s weird being an introvert who likes to talk to people, but what can I do. I like talking to people. I have a number of upcoming trips, quite literally all over the world, that provide us with the opportunities to get together and have a chat.

First, I’ll be at SQL Saturday Boston (the 500th SQL Saturday event, HUZZAH!), this weekend, March 19th 2016. I’ll be talking about the Query Store and I’ll be doing a presentation for PASS since this is a milestone event. The first SQL Saturday event in Boston was #34, six years ago, which I helped organize. It’s been quite the journey.

I’m going to SQL Saturday Madison on April 9th. I’ll be talking about the Query Store and how to automate your database deployments. I haven’t been in Wisconsin for years.

Also in April, on the 19th, I’ll be heading down to Orlando. I’m pleased to be able to say I have the honor (and I really do consider it that way) to be able to take part in SQL Intersection. Check out the speakers there. Amazing. I’m doing a couple of new sessions on improving your T-SQL and on hybrid Azure environments.

Then things get busy. First, on May 2nd and 3rd, I’ll be at the PASS Business Analytics Conference. I’m going there to learn as well as support the event in my role as the PASS EVP. I’m very excited about it. Last year the BAC was great. This year looks even better.

On May 4th, yes, leaving one to get to the next, I fly out to merry old England where I’m presenting at the SQLBits conference. Bits is hands down one of the great events each year. I truly look forward to it and to getting to talk with all my friends from over the pond.

I get to come home for a few days, and then, something completely new. I’m off to Wroclaw Poland for the SQL Day Poland conference, May 16-18. This will be the furthest from home I’ve ever travelled to present. It will be my first time ever in Poland. I’m excited like a puppy dog about this event. I’m doing a pre-conference seminar and a couple of sessions, all about query tuning and execution plans. I don’t know when, or if, I’ll be back over there again, so please, take advantage of this special opportunity.

Back in the states, in June, I’m doing a road trip (still unnamed, I need help with that) through the state of Ohio hitting multiple SQL Server user groups. I’ll do another couple of posts on this event as we get it slightly more nailed down (I still haven’t picked a topic).

The last thing I have scheduled currently this year is another new trip. Remember that record I’m going to set by flying off to Poland in May? Yeah, well, it’s only going to stand for three months. In August, I’m travelling to India for the SQL Server Geeks Conference. There I’ll be presenting a pre-conference, all-day, seminar as well as a couple of sessions. And yeah, puppy dog time again.

I’m going to try to get to a SQL Saturday event in July and maybe another in August. Nothing picked yet. I’m open to suggestions.

Please, if you come to one of these events, introduce yourself. I do want to talk to you. That’s why I’m there.

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