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SQLSat 83 – Johannesburg

Awesome news.  I submitted a presentation for SQLSat 83 in Johannesburg South Africa for May 7, 2011.  I saw that they were opening up the presentation schedule a little bit to allow for remote presenters and I decided to give it a try.

I got an email notification yesterday that my presentation has been accepted and I will be presenting – woohoo.  If you are interested, you can see the presentation schedule here.  My presentation will be similar to the last time I presented at SQLSaturday in Salt Lake City – but with some refinements and hopefully a better overall presentation.  I will be sharing some of the tools/scripts I use to help learn more about an environment as I inherit a database.

Here’s the fun part – I will be presenting from my home in Utah which is 8 hours behind Johannesburg.  At the time of my presentation (12:15 PM there) it will be 4:15AM local for me.  That should make for an interesting presentation if I am groggy. ;)

If you are in the area at the time of the event (in Johannesburg), I highly recommend you make it out to some sessions.  From looking at the lineup, there appears to be some really good stuff to be presented.  As we get closer to May 7th, I will post more information.  For now, I need to go clean up my slidedeck and get it submitted.

Parting note:  I am glad I was selected for this SQLSaturday.  If you read my SQLPeople interview (here), you may recall that I lived in the area for a couple of years.  I only passed through Johannesburg when returning home but have always wanted to go back and visit.  It has been quite some time and I have yet to make it back.  At least now I can do it virtually!


Posted by Martin Catherall on 28 April 2011

Good luck with 4:15am start. Are these presentation available for viewing after the event at all.

Posted by Dukagjin Maloku on 29 April 2011

Good luck and I know that you will have many thing to give them from your great experience!

Posted by Robert Pearl on 29 April 2011

Wow! I was trying to get one of my SA contacts to attend the event there.  And so, when I saw you submitted an abstract, I thought like, wow, he's going to travel across continents to present! :-)  But, now I see you will virtually be there.  If I had known, I woulda submitted an abstract myself!  Good Luck - set the cofee pot early :-)

Posted by Jason Brimhall on 29 April 2011

@martin - I don't yet know, but I hope so

@Dukagjin - thanks

Posted by Jason Brimhall on 29 April 2011

@Robert - I would prefer to present in person.  I really want to go back to the area to visit.

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