Fall is now in full swing, and after a relatively quiet several months my speaking schedule is about to jump into fairly-packed mode. Following is a list of where I'll be headed over the next couple of months:
Next week I'm really excited to be teaching a day of the Microsoft Certified Master: Microsoft SQL server 2008 program's beta rotation. I'll be teaching developer topics including ADO.NET, XML, and SQLCLR. Should be a good time!
November 12, the SQL Server 2008 Roadshow hits Boston, and I'll be presenting a half day on all sorts of SQL Server 2008 topics. This one is free, so if you're in the Boston area you have nothing to lose by checking it out.
November 19-21 is the PASS Summit, and I'm excited to be involved in three presentations. I'm doing a spotlight presentation on programmatic/application concurrency topics, a duo with Peter DeBetta called "[Anti]patterns and [Mal]practices", and a duo with James Luetkehoelter on performance metrics.
December 1 and 2 I'll be in Montreal, speaking at the always-fun DevTeach/SQLTeach conference. Aside from speaking in the regular conference program, on December 1 I will be doing a full-day preconference on SQLCLR development. In this preconference I will start with SQLCLR beginner topics and take you all the way through to some really advanced use cases. So this one should be of interest even if you've been using SQLCLR for some time. Best practices will be stressed, and you might just learn about some of the dusty corners you've not yet had a chance to touch. I'm also upgrading the content to cover what changes SQL Server 2008 brings to the table, so this will be a complete session on the topic. I think that SQLCLR, while not used much in SQL Server 2005, will really pick up adoption in SQL Server 2008 and beyond. So now is the time to pick up what will be a key skill going forward.