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SQL Saturday #56 – The 24 hour Challenge

SQL Saturday #56, Dallas BI edition, is tomorrow. Last night before the NTSSUG meeting, we had an unusually high number of SQLSat speakers unexpectedly drop out. The other UG board members and event planners are already up to their eyeballs in sessions (Sean’s giving three tomorrow!), so I was asked to put something together.

In about 24 hours.

On BI.

Um. Sure! 

I recognize that this isn’t a really good advertisement for my Ground Zero SSRS session tomorrow – “Come one, come all, to the throw-together!” – but on the other hand, you might want to be there to see if I train-wreck! :)

I was talking about this with Sean, and noted that six months ago, this would have thrown me into a frenzy of panic.  But this year I’ve become a moderately experienced speaker: two UG meetings, three SQL Saturdays, and a 24HOP go a VERY long way toward easing the nerves when something like this comes up.

Here’s hoping (and writing)…

Happy days,
Jen McCown

BTW, if you’re not signed up for tomorrow’s SQL Saturday and you’re dying to get in, ping me – I believe we’re in need of volunteers!

AND on a similar note, NTSSUG member and SQL Saturday organizer extraordinaire David Stein has put together a wonderful blog today called Presenting Epiphanies. He really captures the nervous-to-trance process of presenting a session…


Posted by Brian K. McDonald on 24 October 2010

That sounds like the very first time that I presented for SQL Saturday in Jacksonville. I was notified a few days before that I was on the schedule. It was a little crazy throwing it all together, but it was fun. I love deadlines like that. I am sure that you did great and hopefully I'll get out to Dallas for an event sometime.

Posted by Jen McCown on 25 October 2010

I did okay, actually. Not thrilling, but okay. I went ahead and wrote a wrapup...

If you're at PASS I'll see you there!

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