On Friday, October 3, I spoke a second time at Perth, this time at the Perth SQL Server Users Group. My presentation was on “Introducing the SQL Server 2008 Performance Data Collector.”
Again, the event was hosted by Mitch Wheat, who is also the leader of the Perth .NET Users Group. After the presentation, Mitch, and several other attendees, took me to a local restaurant for dinner, where I got to learn more about what it is like to live in Australia, and to learn to speak a little “Australian”. Do you know the difference between “freshies” and a “salties”? Now I do.
On Saturday, I spent the entire day getting back to Sydney, and then spent Sunday off, taking a tour of the Sydney Harbor on an 1850’s style 3-mast sailing ship. Although it was cloudy and rainy when we went out for the 2-hour cruise, it still was a great way to see more of Sydney.
Next, I’m off to speak at the Newcastle Coders Group on Wednesday. I’ll be taking a train from Sydney, staying the night, and returning back to Sydney the following day. This weekend, I’ll be presenting at the SQL Down Under Code Camp in Wagga Wagga.