Since the MVP Summit was this past week, I decided to head out to the West Coast a little earlier and attended SQLSat#65.
I did not submit to speak at the conference, but I did help out some by introducing speakers in one of the rooms and a few other places where I could. I started out in a session by Scott Klein about SQLAzure. BTW, Microsoft now has a 30-day offer for SQL Azure where you do not need to provide Credit Card info. I then sat in for a while on Alan Hirt's Session on building a Cluster on your laptop. I then snuck in to the Contentious DB Design Issues by Karen Lopez. Lunch featured Lasagna which wasn't bad. I jumped into Randy Knight's session on being a Bilingual DBA (Oracle/SQL Server focus). The last session that I sat in on was one by Aaron Bertran on New stuff in Denali.
That was a pretty good list. Here are the speakers that I missed - Brent Ozar, Kendra Little, Jeremiah Peschka, Gail Shaw, Simon Sabin, Willam Pearson, Greg Larson, Argenis Fernandez, Bill Ramos, Tim Costello, John Welch, Donabel Santos, Todd McDermid, John Huang, Richard Baumet, and some guy named Denny Cherry. :-) There were LOTS of tough choices at this event. There were approximately 300 Attendees; all were excited and pumped.
Michael Lato and Scott Stauffer were the main architects of this event. I thought it went very well. I look forward to another Vancouver SQL Saturday soon!