I am heading down to Houston, TX to speak at the Houston Techfest this weekend. Being a Houston native makes this trip even more exciting. This is a free event that offers a diverse set of sessions. The sessions range from What's new in Java to Introduction to Window Azure. I attended the event last year and if my memory serves me correctly there were only two SQL Sessions. Fortunately, I was able to convince the event coordinator, Michael Steinberg, to include a full SQL Track at the event. This year the event will host at least 7 SQL Sessions. I will be giving two presentations. The first is a presentation on Backup and Data Compression and in the second session I will be introducing the use of Change Data Capture with SSIS.
This event attracts approximately 1000 people from all across the state. If you are near the Houston area this weekend I recommend that you try to attend. Not only is it a great chance to learn something new, but you may even win a Trip to Las Vegas. One thing I forgot to mention was that lunch is FREE. So I hope to see you all there. Also, if you attend my second session of the day you will have a chance to win Knight's Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer, which I co-authored. Hope to see you there!
Talk to you soon,
Patrick LeBlanc, SQL Server MVP, MCTS, Founder www.sqllunch.com
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