SQL Saturday #132, Pensacola

Wow, another SQL Saturday is coming up and I am über excited!  For this one I will travel up the panhandle to beautiful Pensacola with my lovely bride who will enjoy the sun and fun with me as we turn this into a four-day getaway.  After our daughter’s graduation a couple of weeks ago, we could use a break.

This SQL Saturday is different for me in a few ways.  First of all, I am going to the Pre-Con!  This will be my first ever pre-con training as I never could get the schedule right in coordination with my work schedule.  The stars aligned just right for this one, though.  This pre-con will be “Demystifying Database Administration Best Practices” presented by Microsoft Certified Masters Robert Davis (twitter|blog) and Argenis Fernandez (twitter|blog).  Being passionate about best practices, I am excited about this session as well as meeting two fellow tweeps.

The second difference is that I will be presenting for the first time ever!  Going old school MTV style:  This Saturday live at 1 pm come see the world-premiere video (er, I mean) presentation from SQLGator.  It is a lightning talk presentation which will be great for my first time to help me get over my stage fright and conquer my goal of speaking.  I am still considering submitting for SQL Saturday #151 Orlando and this will be a good test of whether or not I can do this.  I am confident I can do this, but I am having some serious nervousness.

Hanging out with #SQLFamily will be amazing and I am looking forward to meeting some new people especially some of the bigger names in the SQL Server community.  Come on out and enjoy the free learning.  See you there!

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Florida Gator and Certified SQL Server Enthusiast, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS3! I am a geek and SQL Server DBA who dabbles with VMWare, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on June 6, 2012, in SQL Saturday, Travel and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Good luck on your presentation! It’s not as hard as it sounds and should be a good time.

  2. Have fun. I’m starting in the minors this week and presenting at our local SQL PASS user group for my first time.

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