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Andy Leonard

Andy Leonard is CSO of Linchpin People and SQLPeople, an SSIS Trainer, Consultant, and developer; a Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) developer; SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, community mentor, engineer, and farmer. He is a co-author of SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns and Managing Geeks - A Journey of Leading by Doing, and author of the Stairway to Integration Services.

SQL Solstice


My friends in North Carolina have decided to create a new event called SQL Solstice. Details:

18 - 20 Aug 2011
Holiday Inn Brownstone & Conference Center
1707 Hillsborough Street - Raleigh, NC 27605
Toll Free 800-331-7919

18 Aug - A Day of Deep Dives ($259)

Day-long presentations delivered by folks with real-world, hands-on experience. 

  • Louis Davidson on Database Design
  • Andrew Kelly on Performance Tuning
  • Jessica M. Moss on Reporting Services
  • Ed Wilson on Powershell
  • (me) on SSIS

19 Aug - Extended Sessions ($129)

These 90-minute sessions take a deeper dive than the usual 60- or 75-minute presentation. There are 20 sessions across 5 tracks.

20 Aug - Community Day ($15.00)

30 1-hour sessions across 5 tracks, and food and beverages are provided.The call for speakers is open!


SQL Solstice is a new event in the ever-expanding SQL Server Community! The organizers are working hard to deliver a first-class experience for attendees and presenters alike.

Register today!


Published Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:00 AM by andyleonard

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David Stokes said:

I went to the site to register this morning and the message on the registration page says the This Event cannot be booked, as it has been deactivated by the event organizer.  Is it full or cancelled?  If it is full is there a waiting list?  Please help as I finally got my employer to agree to pay for some training and now I can't register.

July 29, 2011 5:36 AM

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