Can't make the PASS summit? Or maybe you're going but looking for something whet your appetite between now and November. How about attending one of these SQL Saturday events happening soon?
Why go to a SQL Saturday? How about:
These events are also a fantastic opportunity for you to jump into public speaking. SQL Saturday focuses on local speakers and many events are still looking for speakers. SQL Saturday is how I got my start in speaking and helped me gain the experience and confidence necessary to speak at the PASS summit coming this November. Speaking experience is also a great addition to your resume. I encourage you to consider answering the call for speakers if you're interested in advancing your career or even just giving back to the SQL community.
On a personal note, I'm scheduled to present three sessions at South Florida on Aug 8:
We all know times are tough and many companies are cutting back on training budgets or cutting them out altogether. How can you argue with FREE training, swag, and food plus the chance to mix and mingle with other SQL professionals? Sign up for a SQL Saturday in your area today!