SQL Saturday #22 was held on Saturday, June 5, 2010, with about 224 attendees participating in this free event. It was held at the Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, FL.
Forty-three different sessions in six different tracks were offered (mostly SQL Server, but with a few .NET and miscellaneous sessions thrown in for good measure), offering attendees a wide choice of sessions to attend.
Many well-known speakers attended, including Steve Jones (see photo), Brad McGehee, Joe Webb, Joe Healy, Rushabh Mehta, Robert Cain, Kevin Boles, Patrick LeBlanc, Tim Mitchell, Rodney Landrum, Kevin Kline, and many more.
The event was hosted by Karla and Rodney Landrum, and of course they were helped my many behind-the-scenes volunteers to make this a successful event.
Below are a few photos from the event.
Jesse Liberty,a Developer Community Program Manager for Microsoft, starts off IndyTechFest 2010 with the keynote presentation.
On Saturday, May 22, 2010, over 400 SQL Server, .NET, SharePoint, Silverlight, and Windows Phone professionals gathered together and spent a free day of training at IndyTechFest, sharpening their technical and career skills, choosing from 37 different presentations in seven different tracks.
On Thursday, May 20, 2010, I had the opportunity to speak at the North Texas SQL Server Users Group, which is held on the third Thursday of every month at the Microsoft offices in Irving, TX (near Dallas).
For the third year in a row, IndyTechFest will offer free training for SQL Server DBAs and Developers, .NET Developers, SharePoint Administrators and Developers, and much more. The event will be held Saturday, May 22, in Indianapolis, IN at the Marriott Indianapolis East Conference Center. The event offers 40 different sessions in seven different tracks with 32 speakers, many of which are MVPs or Microsoft specialists.
The free 24 Hours of PASS event will held May 19 & 20, and includes 24 different one hour presentations on many different aspects of SQL Server, with a special emphasis on SQL Server 2008 R2. You need to register to attend, so sign up today so you won’t forget.
My session, the only professional development topic at the event, is called “Manage Your DBA Career, Don’t Let It Manage You,” is session 13, which will be held at 00:00 GMT on May 20. My session focuses on specific steps you can take to help take control of your career. Of course, if you are in control of your career, then you don’t need to attend. 😉
I will be traveling that week, and will be making my presentation from a hotel room in Dallas.
AlantaMDF SQL Server Users Group. Photo courtesy of www.sqlvariant.com.
I have just finished up a three event speaking tour that, which unfortunately, should have been a four event tour, but my flight to Germany (via London) was cancelled, and I was unable to attend European PASS as I had hoped.