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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Backups, Encryption and Branding in San Diego

This weekend is SQL Saturday #249 in San Diego. I’m looking forward to the trip for a few reasons, but mostly because I used to live in the Northern San Diego area and love going back to spend time near the beach. I’m not sure what I’ll have time to do this trip, but since the event is in La Jolla, likely I’ll visit Del Mar, where I used to work and see some sights. A short run in the sand might also be required ;)

I arrive Thursday because Red Gate Software is hosting a small event Friday with The DBA Team: Grand Fritchey and myself. ┬áThis is one of our mini SQL in the City seminars and is targeted to DBAs. We’ve done two so far in 2013, with (I believe) three more to come. I’ll be talking about backups this time while Grant covers monitoring and parameter sniffing. I’m not sure if we’re full, but if you can come, register and we’ll see you Friday.

Saturday is the SQL Saturday event, at the UCSD Extension campus. I’ll be opening the day talking about encryption and then have the second session on branding yourself. I enjoy these two talks, and they’ve been popular at a number of events across the last couple of years.

I’m hoping for good weather, especially after a rainy week in Denver.


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