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Andy Leonard is an author and engineer who enjoys building and automating data integration solutions. Andy is co-host of the Data Driven podcast. Andy is no longer updating this blog. His current blog is

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SQLInspire NYC 2011 was held 12 Nov 2011 at Microsoft in New York City. The event was graciously sponsored by Embarcadero, Red Gate, and Confio; without whom the event would not have been possible. We had a stellar event planning team that worked diligently for several months to organize the event. Kudos to Matt Velic (Blog | @mvelic |SQLPeople), Robert Pearl (Blog | @PearlKnows | SQLPeople), Michael Coles (Blog | @Sergeant_SQL | SQLPeople), Melissa Demsak (@SQLDiva), and Brian Moran (Blog | @briancmoran).

The format of the event was single-day, single-track. Each presenter spoke for about 20 minutes. This was followed by an interview and questions from the assembled. The mission was to inspire, not necessarily educate. Granted, education occurs during inspirational presentations; inspiration is the primary goal. We invited awesome speakers to share what motivates them. We asked them, “What fires you up? Why do you do what you do?” Their answers were truly inspiring – ask anyone who attended. Or…

Watch the Presentations!

Our friends at AndNow Media did an outstanding job capturing the event for us. The edits are complete and videos have been posted (thanks Matt!). You can view them here. Over the next few weeks, I will feature each presentation, sharing my thoughts and impressions.


I cannot say enough to thank our presenters, sponsors, and planning team. Our presenters were:

Yall rock!


Published Monday, January 9, 2012 8:00 AM by andyleonard

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