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It’s Like the MVP Summit

I missed the 2010 MVP Summit, which is disappointing. There were a lot of SQL 11 talks and I was looking forward to those. I was also hoping to get together with a lot of MVP friends that I rarely see.
However this weekend in Charlotte, for SQL Saturday #33, it appears that it’s like a mini-summit, and thanks to Peter Shire and SQL Sentry for assembling an amazing lineup. I am sure I am forgetting someone, but look at this lineup:
  • Andy Warren
  • Andy Leonard
  • Jessica Moss
  • Kevin Kline
  • Rushabh Mehta
  • Wayne Snyder
  • Allen White (the roommate I missed at the Summit)
  • Andrew Kelley
  • Aaron Bertrand
  • Tim Ford
  • Denny Cherry
  • Geoff Hiten
  • Ashton Hobbs
  • Alejandro Mesa
  • Mike Walsh
  • Patrick LeBlanc
  • Kendal van Dyke
  • and more
Not all MVPs, but a few probably deserve it.
I think I’m the weakest link of this bunch. This was one of the best lineups I’ve seen at an event, and incredible for a free event. SQL Pros in Charlotte, you should consider yourselves lucky to have the chance to attend this amazing day of training for free.


Posted by Patrick LeBlanc on 8 March 2010

I am honored to be included in such an impressive list of SQL Pros.  See you in Pensacola!

Posted by Steve Jones on 8 March 2010

You deserve it. Your efforts in the community are very impressive.

Great to see you down there.

Posted by Andy Warren on 9 March 2010

Is that list sorted by greatness rating?

Posted by Steve Jones on 9 March 2010

LOL, I think it's alphabetical in order of when you first wrote an outer join with a HAVING clause.

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