Presentations from SQL Saturday #96 Washington

These are my presentations from SQL Saturday in Washington. I’ll post a follow up on a couple of the questions I had in the presentation later this week.

http://www.slideshare.net/Jdanton/sql-saturday-powerpoint-dcsan

 

http://www.slideshare.net/Jdanton/sql-saturday-dc-vm-ware

What my SQL Family Means to Me

So there are a ton of things I could talk about with this–helping each other remotely, being stuck, bored in a hotel room in another country and assisting with a restore for entertainment, or the fact that if I travel to almost anywhere I have someone to hang out with, but there’s more.

The night I got back from the PASS Summit (after a wonderfully spectacular time), I was greeted by parents’ news, that my dad would be having heart surgery the following week. I was pretty annoyed at the time (they had known for a week and didn’t call), but more concerned.

So I ended up having to fly to New Orleans the next weekend and my dad’s surgery was on the following Tuesday. I tweeted about it, and the outpouring of thoughts, prayers, and emails was incredible. My dad isn’t fully recovered yet, but I’m still thankful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers.

I even spent my birthday, “celebrating” over a pink bubbly beverage with a couple of “family members”.

We truly are a very special community. And one that I am very proud to be a part of.

 

 

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