Nature abhors a vacuum. So, when I see so many SQL Server happenings going on all over the country, and indeed the world, I get a little nostalgic and long for the day that once again the big city of the east, NYC will host another super SQL Server event.
Coming up this fall, there’s SQLPASS, SQLConnections, SQLSaturdays, and even SQLInTheCity. I can’t believe they went from London to LA, flying right over New York! Maybe next year! The theme they have in common is that they are all great events for learning and training!
Back a few months ago, I started reading and enjoying the many SQLPeople interviews that were brought to us by the great founder, trainer and SQL MVP Andy Leonard. As I learned more about SQLPeople, I learned that it’s not just about interviews, but a great concept and a whole lot more. Indeed a new venture and twist on the typical things we know about the SQL Community events.
So, I became INSPIRED, reached out to Andy and told him we’re pretty dry up here in the Big Apple for SQL Events, and, that I love what SQL People is trying to do. What if, we can bring what started off as a small community gathering, and launch a big city version of SQLPeople in the city of cities, home of Broadway, Radio City, Silicon Alley and so much more, to New York? And so, SQLPeople INSPIRE NYC was born!
This special event is unique, and is meant to inspire us SQL Professionals! It’s about thinking and engineering, imagination and innovation, ideas and inspiration! Most of all, it’s about people and community People like us! The event is in the mold of the TED Talk format. Not your ordinary training event, it is built more around direct interaction, discussion and discourse with premium speakers from the SQL Server Community! I know you'll know each and every one of them!
So, there I said it, SQL and People. Don’t you want to be inspired in your professional lives and learn from the pros? Learn about career enhancing techniques, and more. You can benefit from their experiences!
Yes, this is SQLPeople INSPIRE NYC!! From Andy Leonard, and his partner, of SQL Server Magazine, Brian Moran, now Chief Servant Officer at SQL People. I am honored and proud to be joining these two gentlemen, along with NJ SQL User Group Leader and WIT evangelist, Melissa Demcsak, aka SQLDiva, and SQL MVP, Author, Developer and XML expert, Michael Coles, aka Sergeant_SQL. We also have rising SQL Community Blogger Matt Velic Twitter|Blog participating and working behind the scenes in so many important ways!
We have a date, we have a venue, and we have great speakers! You’ve seen the interviews. Now, we need you to come and be part of this enlightening experience.
What are you waiting for? REGISTER NOW! Seating is limited to 250 capacity! We expect to be standing room only, come this fall.
Where: Microsoft HQ, NYC
When: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Who: See below
And now let’s introduce our SQL People speakers. They’re coming from around the nation, and a few locals as well. We know them, we love them, we read their blogs, we follow them on twitter. Now, come in person and hear their inspiring stories!
We welcome to New York City SQLPeople INSPIRE 2011, in no particular order:
- Steve Jones
- Thomas LaRock
- Michael Coles
- Andrew Brust
- Brian Moran
- Robert Pearl
To register, and get ALL the details you need to know about this super extraordinary awesome event, visit the newly launched page dedicated to SQLPeople INSPIRE NYC << Click here
the page, you will find registration and event details, including speaker bios,
and the topics that our speakers will be talking about!
I want to thank Andy Leonard and Brian Moran for agreeing to bring it to NYC, and Michael Coles and Melissa Demsak for their community time and efforts to help coordinate the event. Thanks to Matt Velic, for putting together an awesome site. And of course, all our speakers for taking the time to come out and share their stories with us all.
I am honored and proud to help coordinate, speak, and be a part of this wonderful SQLPeople experience!
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