This past Tuesday, Brian Knight visited the St. Louis SQL Server User Group to present on SSIS. The day ended up being one of the best meetings our group has ever had with a record turnout of 65 in person and 21 online. We really appreciated the wonderful tips that Brian showed us, and I'm sure everyone enjoyed the presentations.
It was a really fun day for me since I got to pick up Brian and Rob Peters from the airport a few hours before the meeting and take them back at the end of the day. I'll say it was fun for me, but Brian and Rob now know what a ditz I can be when trying to find my way or where I parked my car. Luckily, we ended up everywhere we needed to be on time. It was great to spend some time just hanging out with Brian before the meeting talking about MVP stuff like writing books, attending conferences, and eating crab wontons.
Even though I have contributed to one of his books and JumpstartTV.com, we really have not spent much time hanging out. Back during the book, I remember several panicky phone calls to Brian. Luckily, he always had great ideas and was very encouragng. Other than that and a few minutes at several PASS Summits, we have never had much time to talk. Now I know what corny jokes he comes up with!
So, thanks again, Brian, for coming to St. Louis to speak at our meeting and for putting up with my driving!