SQL Saturday Richmond is just 5 days away and this will be the second time I have been selected to speak at this event. SQL Saturday Richmond holds a special place in my heart as do the event organizers. They gave me my first opportunity to speak at a SQL Saturday.
Last year at this time I was so stressed out and worried that I didn’t sleep well leading up to the event. I had been sick in the weeks leading up to the event and was worried my voice wouldn’t hold out for the entire session. And this was my first ever SQL Saturday, so no pressure at all. Turns out my voice made it through the entire session and I didn’t hyperventilate or pass out. I did forget to touch on a few of my talking points, but the crowd seemed pleased and I got very good feedback so I put it down as a win.
This year I was honored to be selected to speak again, and I am giving two sessions, Data Types Do Matter and Intro to Integration Services (SSIS). These are both beginner level sessions and I really love both of them. They are both things that I am passionate about and am a firm believer that if you start with a good foundation, it only makes you a stronger DBA/Developer/Analyst.
If you are in the Richmond, VA area this weekend (Mar 23 & 24) stop by and say “Hi”, I’d love to see you. Also, they do have some great pre-cons this year, one with Grant Fritchey and the other with Andy Leonard and still have seats available, so check it out!