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  • Speaking at Richmond SQL Saturday!

    I am looking forward to my trip to Richmond, VA this coming weekend!  I will be able to meet up with some of my peeps from the area plus be able to deliver a presentation that is still in the works as we are still testing . The presentation is based on some work that I have been doing with Fusion-IO and the MTC Chicago on the develpment of ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on March 17, 2014
  • Looking Back at the Keynote for SQLSat #250

    The organizers of SQL Saturday #250 in Pittsburgh did a great job at putting on their second SQL Saturday.  Well Done! I volunteered to perform a keynote for this event.  I blogged about developing it here.   I had practiced and tweaked the dellivery about 10 times before Saturday.  I was told that the time available ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 17, 2013
  • Developing a Keynote for SQL Saturday #250

    I volunteered to help out and present a keynote at SQL Saturday #250.  It worked out that they couldn't find anyone better.  :-)  I am really looking forward to it and hope that I do not disappoint. The time available is about 40 minutes so it can't get too technical. Although I have been a part of 2 keynotes at the PASS Summit, I ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 11, 2013
  • Presenting A Day of SSIS 2012 (Precon) at SQL Saturday Dallas

    I am honored to present a day-long preconference before SQL Saturday 255 (Dallas) entitled A Day of SSIS 2012. Please register here. I’m excited to visit the Dallas area! Here’s some information about the precon – I hope to see you there! Training Description A Day of SSIS was developed by Andy Leonard to train technology professionals in the ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 28, 2013
  • One, Two, Three: SQL Saturday in Italy!

    As a friend of mine tells ''The first time that something happens is a fortuity, the second time that it happens again is a probability and the third one is a certainty!'' Therefore, this year, SQL Saturday in Italy is a certainty! From October to December in Italy there will be three SQL Saturday events! The first one: October 8th 2013, ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on August 20, 2013
  • SQL Saturday #146 : Nashua, NH

    Today was SQL Saturday #146, put on by Mike Walsh, Jack Corbett, and a host of other volunteers and organizers. Scott and I missed the speaker dinner last night, but we headed up from Rhode Island at 6:00 AM and made a good day of it. We had lots of great conversations with both existing friends and potential customers. After lunch I ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on October 20, 2012
  • SQL Saturday #156 : Providence, RI

    Well, East Greenwich, RI. Another successful event, this one put on by John Miner, Brandon Leach, Steve Simon, Scott Abrants and a host of other folks. Several #SQLFamily friends in attendance as well: Grant Fritchey, Mike Walsh, Jack Corbett, Wayne Sheffield and others. I gave a session in the morning and then a session to cap off the day. Thanks ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on September 15, 2012
  • SQLSaturday #162 : Cambridge, England

    Yesterday I presented at SQL Saturday #162. My slide deck and samples are here:     Slide Deck & Samples: Bertrand - T-SQL Bad Habits & Best Practices I also wanted to answer a question from an audience member after the session about how to generate YYYYMMDD strings to represent yesterday's date in order to append to a backup ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on September 9, 2012
  • How SQL Saturday could be better

    I've been to a lot of SQL Saturdays. They are great events to attend - from a community standpoint, from a learning standpoint, and from a speaker growth standpoint. Who could ask for more, right? Great sessions, from passionate speakers willing to both teach and learn, fantastic networking opportunities and lunch. All for free, or at a very low ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on May 15, 2012
  • Participating in 3 SQL events in 8 days

    Well, 8 days not including lead and lag travel time. A quick summary of the three events, and the flights it took to get me to each: SQL Saturday #105 - Dublin, Ireland Flights on March 21st:Providence -> Philadelphia (236 miles)Philadelphia -> Dublin (3,260 miles)Time zone change: +4 when we got there, plus Daylight Saving Time kicked ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on April 4, 2012
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