As Peter DeBetta already mentioned in his post, a few of SqlBlog-ers including myself were at the DevTeach/SqlTeach conference in Montreal. It was great to catch up with everybody and as always, there wasn't enough time to hang out with the fellow speakers, attend all the good sessions and enjoy the Montreal nightlife. Peter and I did a duet session called SQL Server 2005 Worst Practices. It was really a great talk and I want to thank Peter again for letting me join him in this session, originally developed by him and Richard Hundhausen.
As the Tech Chair for SqlTeach, I was really pleased with the quality of the sessions, feedback from the attendees but especially much higher attendance than in the previous years. It's great to see that SQL Server is gaining momentum in Canada and we had quite a few FoxPro heads wanting to learn more about SQL Server while making the move to a new platform. I am sure SQL Server won't dissapoint them :-). And as always, Jean-Rene Roy and his wife Maryse (the husband-wife team behind the conference) did a superb job as organizers and hosts. Why Jean-Rene is still not an MVP after all the work he has done for the Canadian developer and DBA community is beyond me. BTW, Next DevTeach/SqlTeach will be taking place in Vancouver this November.
Also - thanks to my friend Tom Cooley and Martin Lapierre you can find a detailed report about DevTeach on the Universal Thread Coverage website. The coverage includes Peter's and my session.