I know Nashville is most famous for Country music, but in the recent years, it has become home to more and more genres. Last week I attended and spoke at Music City Tech/Music City Data in Nashville and let me tell you, it ROCKED! The organizers were amazing, all the attendees were so friendly and I got to meet yet another #SQLHero of mine, Joe Webb (B | T).
One of the cool things about Music City Tech, from a speaker’s perspective, is how they encourage comradery amongst speakers. Music City Tech was held on the beautiful Vanderbilt campus, so for those speakers that wanted, they could choose to have their accommodations comp’d by staying in on campus housing. They did this for all of the crew from the conference as well. I was a bit skeptical at first, I mean really, I’m not a teenager anymore. But I had some of the best roommates and have made some friends for life.
I had two sessions to present, Data Types Do Matter and What is Power BI? Both sessions went well, though I had less than 10 attendees in each session. I couldn’t really blame anyone, it was a super nice day after having days of clouds/downpours, it was the last day of a three day conference and the sessions were in the last two time slots of the day. Oh yes, and it was a Saturday. I fully expected two attendees max, so my expectations were exceeded by far.
I think the only thing that could have made my experience at Music City Tech was if it were held this weekend instead of last, so I would have an excuse to go to Bonnaroo!