I’ve grown up reading Tom Clancy and probably most of you have at least seen Red October, so this book caught my eye when browsing used books for a recent trip. It’s a fairly human look at what’s involved in sailing on a Trident missile submarine…
Packing for SQL Saturday #144 in Sacramento, CO. Dan Hess, one of the organizers, asked me last November at the PASS Summit if I’d come. I told him I’d try, and the scheduling worked out. As soon as I was sure that weekend was free, I submitted sessions and booked my flight. I’m only doing one session, which is nice. I’ve been booked for 3 many times, which makes for a busy day, and less people I get to meet.
I’m doing my encryption talk at 8:30 in the morning, so come early if you want to know what options there are for encryption in SQL Server. I’ve done this one a few times and it’s always a fun one, getting people to understand the basics of encryption.
- The rest of the schedule is out, and while I am going to try and talk and meet lots of people, I do want to spend a little time in sessions watching a few speakers. I try to see speakers or topics I haven’t seen much before, so here is my plan:
- Jason Horner on Spatial
- Mitchell Bottel on PBM
- The WIT panel
- Prakash Heda talking AlwaysOn
That’s all I’ll have time for on this trip. It’s a quick one for me, and I have an early flight to get back home for baseball and a kid commitment on Sunday.
If you’ll be in Sacramento, come on by. If you’re attending, please stop me and say hi.