Last weekend I travelled down to SQL Saturday 85 in Orlando, FL. Like all of the other events that I’ve presented at, this event was great. The last I heard, there were nearly 300 attendees and it seemed that all were very pleased with the event. Check-in went smoothly especially with the pre-checkin documents that you could print and bring to the event. Lunch was very good. Most of the presenters put their SQL Saturday Apron’s on and dished out the grub. Then the talks… What is there to say about the talks from the caliber of people giving back to the community by talking about something they know?
If you were in my session, you could probably tell how passionate I am about Business Intelligence and IT in general. I’ve been doing it a long time and many have said that I am skilled and very knowledgeable. The humble person in me says “thank you very much”, but I realize that there is always something new to learn. Especially with the constantly changing of the tides when it comes to technology. But it keeps me busy and I like being busy. J
At any rate, those of you who were in my session, here is a copy of my slide deck as promised. Please keep in touch and I look forward to the next opportunity that I have to present to you and the rest of the SQL Server community.
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Brian K. McDonald, MCDBA, MCSD
Business Intelligence Consultant