After speaking this coming weekend in Denver at SQL Saturday #52, I’m heading to SQL Saturday #53 in Kansas City the following weekend, to give my Modern Resume presentation again and meet some SQL pros in another city.
It’s not just me, however, that is making the trip. Chris Shaw (blog | @sqlshaw), Marc Beacom (LinkedIn | @marcbeacom), and Carlos Bossy (LinkedIn | blog | @carlosbossy), all will be speaking with me in Denver (our home) and then making the Roadie to KC.
No, there’s no tour bus (hmmmm, maybe next year), but we will all be heading to KC along with some great out of towners. Arie Jones (blog | @programmersedge), Wendy Pastrick (LinkedIn | blog | @wendy_dance), and Jorge Segarra (blog | @sqlchicken) are coming from out of town. And for a long plane trip west, @TheSQLGuru, Kevin Boles (LinkedIn, @thesqlguru), is flying his plane from Alambama to come and share some great T-SQL tips with the crowd.
I’m excited for two reasons. One is that I get to meet a whole new group of people in a city that I’ve only driven through, never spent any time in. It’s always great to meet new SQL professionals, and I’m looking forward to Kansas City, and finally shaking hands with a few people that I correspond with on a regular basis.
The second is baseball. The speaker’s dinner on Friday night is at the Royal’s game, and I’ve never been to that stadium. My goal is to attend them all one day, and I’ve been to a lot (NYC, San Diego, Seattle, Denver, Baltimore, Arizona, Boston), and this will be one more.
I’m looking forward to the trip, and looking forward to meeting a few people, enjoying some BBQ, and learning about SQL Server.