SQL Cruise Caribbean 2016 is almost here!

, 2015-12-07

Want to get out of the winter blues and into some warmer weather for some deep SQL Server training? Join me on the next SQL Cruise to the Caribbean this January! This is my second SQL Cruise, and I’m really excited to go again. This trip sets sail to three different Caribbean islands with four full days of education while at sea. It’s seven great days of serious education mixed with fun.

What is the cruise all about?

It’s all about education.

First and foremost, it’s a real training class! The cruise is focused on world-class education. The speaker lineup this year is world-class (as always), and I’m truly honored to be a part of it. Grant Fritchey ( b | t ), Jason Hall ( b | t ), Jes Borland ( b | t ), and Amy Ford ( l ) will all be there, along with Tim Ford ( b | t ), the SQL Cruise coordinator. These high-level courses are guaranteed to help you grow as a technology professional, both from a technical and business standpoint. These sessions are fantastic! Just check out the topics!

Tim Ford – ‘A Picture Says 1000 Words: Visualizing Your SQL Server Metadata’

Grant Fritchey – ‘The Query Store and Query Tuning in SQL vNext’ & ‘Azure SQL Database for the Earthed DBA’

Jason Hall – ‘tempdb Parasites’ & ‘Ultimate Plan Explorer’

Jes Borland – ‘Everyday Extended Events’ & ‘Beyond CXPACKET: Understanding Wait Statistics’

and me – ‘Objective Stack Performance Analysis’ & ‘Advanced SQL Server Infrastructure Performance’

It’s all about family.

Over the last ten years, my relationship with the SQL Server community has really evolved from a casual observer to where I feel that I’m part of the community now. The networking and friendships made on these cruises lasts a lifetime, and I really cannot wait to make some new memories with this group of speakers and students. It’s going to be a great trip with everyone!

It’s about the cruise itself.

Norwegian Escape

We all work very hard. Being a database professional comes with a lot of stresses and challenges of the job because of the nature of what we do. You probably need a vacation. The cruise is on the Norwegian cruise lines‘ brand new ship – the Escape, which looks absolutely amazing. It’s a great way to get out of the winter cold and into some Caribbean sun and warmth!

Join us for learning and fun

Register for the cruise today. The Caribbean cruise is going to be here before you know it. Find the cruise that best suits your vacation time and book today!

The 2015 event was truly life-changing for me, and the memories and friendships last a lifetime! I can’t wait to see you all there!

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