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Amazing Margaritas in Austin – SQL in the City US Tour

Photo Sep 17, 9 44 23 PMThe last time I was in Austin was last year, for a weekend trip with my wife to see Stevie Wonder and Kanye West (on separate days) at the Austin Music Festival. My wife and I have been trying to see Stevie Wonder for over ten years, and we finally got the chance and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It’s something I’ll never forget, and I’d be tempted to go down there again for the ACL Festival weekend.

On that weekend we stopped by Guero’s Taco Bar near the Festival and had some amazing margaritas. The food was great, and we enjoyed our time there. As I arrive in Austin on Sept 30 to get ready for SQL in the City 2012 – Austin, I’m hoping to get two things done.

  • Run along the Red River
  • Get some great Texas margaritas.

I arrive in Austin around 1:00pm in the afternoon and I should be able to get both done before some prep for my sessions on Oct 1.

If you’re in Austin on Oct 1, come join me, Grant Fritchey (b | t), Aaron Nelson (b | t), Tim Radney (b | t) and a number of developers from Red Gate software for a free day of training – The Red Gate Way.

We had fantastic events last year in LA and London, and this year we’re touring the US. Austin is stop #2 after New York and I’m looking forward to it. Red Gate throws a first class one day event, with plenty of knowledge, discussion, debate, SQL Server tips, tricks, great food and drinks. It’s a great one day event, and it’s free, just register to come.

We’ll be at the AT&T Executive Education Conference Center and we’d love to have you come and meet us. We’ll talk about things you do every day, or should be doing, in your environment. We’ll give you ideas about how you can improve the way you work.

If you want to run with me, watch Twitter around the event. Once I get to the hotel on Sunday, probably around 1:30-2:00, I’ll post some details on where I’ll be running. Perhaps near Zilker Park around 2:30-3:00. Join me for a short 2 mi run if you’re so inclined.

Register today and come shake my hand in Austin.

This is part of my SQL in the City series, covering a few thoughts on the US tour.


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