SQL Saturday #121 — Philadelphia

For the past several months, along with my outstanding volunteer staff, I have been in the planning phases for SQL Saturday Philadelphia. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Microsoft we have an outstanding location, our sponsors have been wonderful, and we have an awesome group of speakers assembled. You can find the schedule here.

Also, if you hve a smartphone and the Guidebook application, you will be able to download our event guidebook.

There is one bit of bad news, if you are reading this, and haven’t registered it’s too late–we’ve sold the event. You are welcome to join the wait list, and we will let you know if anyone cancels.

I will be presenting on SQL Server licensing at 2:45, and then doing a really cool panel discussion about managing your career in IT with Brian Moran and Karen Lopez. I’m also making a guest appearance in Mark Kromer’s Data Warehousing session.

I look forward to being able to breathe again next Saturday. I hope to see you there.

Upcoming Events

My speaking schedule is pretty packed for the next few weeks. Here goes:

  • 5/17 The Impact of FDA Regulations on Maintaining Your Database Environment — SQL PASS Healthcare Virtual Chapter. This talk will harken back to my days in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries. I will discuss the rules and some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way, to actually get work done while maintaining compliance.
  • 5/19 SQL Saturday #141 Waltham, MA I will be speaking at the Boston area SQL Saturday. I will deliver my session on HA and DR options in SQL 2012, as well as a new topic on the new Licensing Rules for SQL Server.
  • 5/26 SQL Saturday #106 San Juan, PR It’s been several years since I visited Puerto Rico–I supported them during my time at Wyeth, and always enjoyed my travels, so I’m looking forward to this trip. In addition to HA and DR, I will be talking about SANs for DBAs. I’ve updated that presentation with some new info that I learned about in my EMC training last month.
  • 6/8 SQL Saturday #121 Malvern, PA In addition to talking about SQL licensing at this SQL Saturday, I’m also the event organizer, a new role for me. I will also be in Mark Kromer’s Data Warehouse session to discuss a bit of storage architecture, and I’m doing a panel discussion with Brian Moran and Karen Lopez on why you shouldn’t let HR manage your career.

It will be a very busy few weeks, but I am looking forward to it. If you are at any of the events, please stop by and say hi.

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