I am presenting today at SQL Saturday #33 in Charlotte, NC. Peter Shire and the other organizers have really outdone themselves. In my opinion, this event raises the bar for SQL Saturday events and elevates this particular event to the regional level.
Peter and the crew are to be congratulated: They reached out personally to most of the speakers and built an awesome agenda.
It's also good to see Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Board and staff members here. This is the first SQL Saturday with PASS in charge. PASS is taking this seriously, as well they should. The SQL Server community is simply one of the coolest communities on the planet, and it's awesome to watch it grow and evolve in this way.
I love community events! I get to catch up with old friends and make new friends. Here's a shot of Rafael Salas (SSIS guru) and me hanging out at the morning keynote.