First, I wanted to post a reminder that the July SCSUG meeting has been moved to this coming Monday, July 12th in order to accommodate the schedule of our speaker, David Pless. As normal, the meeting will take place at the SCCU HQ on Wickham Road. This will be David’s second time speaking to the group. The first time David spoke he covered indexes, statistics and performance tuning methods but had so much material that he only made it about halfway through his presentation in the time we had. He will be finishing up that presentation this time. From having seen the first half of this presentation, I can tell you that you don’t want to miss it.
Second, I wanted to thank all the members of the SCSUG who came out to an impromptu and last minute meeting set up by SCSUG President Bonnie Allard to send me off. It was really nice to see everyone one last time and I will miss you all. For those that don’t know (which is pretty much everyone else, since I haven’t said anything about it), I’ve been offered a position in the Raleigh, NC area and have just moved there. As normal, it is with mixed feelings that I embark on this new journey. Hope and excitement at the new friends and challenges I will meet in North Carolina, but also sadness at the good friends and family I will leave behind.
That impromptu party was just one more reminder of the doors that open by joining your local user group. I encourage everyone to explore this and see if there is a local chapter of PASS in your area, and if not, you could always start one. While this will probably be my last posting for SCSUG for a while, I still have all of the connections I made through that group and would love to return in the future whenever I’m in the area, to speak or attend.