As I was browsing my calendar of upcoming events for the remainder of the summer and the fall, I realized two things:
- This will likely be the busiest, most travel-heavy three months I’ve ever had, and
- I’m going to have to buy my wife something really nice by the time I finish my travels.
Between client travel and community events, I get to spend some quality time with my friends at American Airlines. But even better, I get to hang out with some of you fine folks!
Among the events at which I’ll be speaking:
SQL Saturday Oklahoma City (Saturday, August 24). I’ll be presenting “Handling Errors and Data Anomalies in SSIS” while doing my best not to make jokes about Oklahoma.
SQL Saturday Orlando (Friday, September 13 – Saturday, September 14). On Friday, I’ll be presenting a full day preconference seminar entitled “Real World SSIS: A Survival Guide”. Since this will be held on Friday the 13th, you can bring your black cat for free with paid admission*. I’ll be staying for the main event the following day, and will present a brand new presentation entitled “Maximizing SSIS Package Performance”.
SQL Saturday Denver (Friday, September 27 – Saturday, September 28). I’ll spend Friday with some of you talking again about Real World SSIS, followed by my “Maximizing SSIS Package Performance” presentation on Saturday. Somehow this lineup seems strangely familiar.
SQL Connections (Monday, September 30 – Thursday, October 3). I get to present two sessions at the national SQL Connections event in Las Vegas. I’ll be again delivering “Maximizing SSIS Package Performance” (this is turning out to be a popular selection) along with “Cleaning Up Dirty Data in SSIS”. Both of my sessions are on Tuesday, which means I’ve got three unallocated days in Las Vegas. Is there anything fun to do in Vegas for three days?
Biml Workshop (Tuesday, October 15). I’ve been spending a lot of time using Biml lately, and I’ve finding it to be a centerpiece in my toolset these days. In this full day workshop, I’ll be presenting with Andy Leonard and Scott Currie to demonstrate how Biml can be used as a tool for rapid development and easy maintenance of SSIS packages.
SQL PASS Summit (Tuesday, October 15 – Friday, October 18). The SQL PASS Summit remains my favorite SQL Server event, and I get the opportunity to present for the third year in a row. I’ll be delivering a session entitled “Data Cleansing in SSIS”. I’m also planning an after-hours session entitled “How to Embarrass Yourself at Karaoke”, which may or may not appear in your event guide.
SQL Saturday Tampa (Friday, November 8 ? – Saturday, November 9). I’ll be delivering a full day precon ahead of the Saturday event (presumably Friday, or perhaps Thursday) as well as one or more sessions at the main event on Saturday.
In addition to the events that have already confirmed, I’ve also submitted for the SQL Saturday BI event in Charlotte just after the PASS Summit, and may also submit to our hometown SQL Saturday event in Arlington, TX in November.
It’s going to be a busy and fun fall travel season. I’m looking forward to getting to catch up with many in my #SQLFamily during the next several months.
* Not really. Please leave your cats at home, or I’ll be forced to bring my vicious dog to keep them away.