Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall 2009 Conference Odyssey

As promised, I wanted to let you know about a few events where I'll be in the upcoming weeks. This Saturday (10/17), I'm making the trek up to East Iowa for their SQLSaturday event. They pulled in quite a few great speakers, and they've also invited me to speak on my favorite BI products: SSRS, SSIS, and SSAS! It looks like registration is still open, so if you're in the area, you should definitely sign up, come by, and say hi.

The following week, I am pleased to be speaking at the Charlotte SQL Server User Group on Extract, Transform, and Load your Data Warehouse. I'll be making the drive down (audio book suggestions, anyone?) on Thursday, October 22 to speak that evening. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and seeing some old friends in the area. I'll also be staying over for a soon-to-be-announced event on Friday.

The first week of November, I'll be at the PASS Community Summit. These is my third year attending the conference, second year speaking, and first time as a panelist on the WIT luncheon. This conference is so big and has so much going on that I will give it its own post closer to that time.

The following week is the SharePoint Connections conference. My friend and colleague, Kevin Israel, invited me to deliver a joint preconference workshop entitled SharePoint BI - Building Dazzling Dashboards and Sizzling Scorecards in SharePoint. Can you tell which section will be my part? *coughBIcough* ;) The all-day workshop is on November 9, so I'll be taking the rest of the week to attend some sessions and talk shop with attendees. Please do look me up and introduce yourself!

Rounding out the list is the SharePoint Saturday event in Richmond on November 21. I'm not sure if I'm volunteering or speaking yet, but either way, I will be there! The SharePoint Saturday events have taken off like a rocket, and I'm excited to participate.

That wraps up the current list. I hope to see you at one of the events.

Update: Fixed SQLSaturday date


Seth Delconte said...

Awesome lecture. Got me excited about using SSIS again, and to learn more about data warehousing. Thanks!

Talles Roberto said...

It was a pity I was not there otherwise I would have asked you to give me your autograph.

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