A year ago I had no intentions of speaking this year. I didn’t think I was mentally ready for public speaking once again. Boy was I wrong. Not only was I ready, but I’ve become addicted to speaking at various SQL Events. I even found a SQL Saturday to speak at on my family vacation in Louisville, Kentucky. Between September and October I will be speaking at 5 venues and moderating two Women in Technology (WIT) panels. That will be a total of 8 sessions. Here is a bit about each of them.
SQL Saturday #249 takes place in San Diego, CA on Saturday, September 20th. This year, instead of a pre-con the day before , Red Gate will be hosting a half day called SQL in the City Seminar.
- I’ll be presenting my popular session called Scalable SSRS Reports Achieved Through the Powerful Tablix. In this session I go through 3 demos on how to get the most out of the Tablix (table, matrix, and list controls).
- I’ll also be moderating the Women In Technology panel on How To Inspire Our Youth To Pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. I’m very excited about this session. I have a few non SQL women lined up to help discuss this important topic.
Dev Connections takes place in Las Vegas, NV between September 30th and October 4th at Mandalay Bay. I’m very excited about my two brand new presentations.
- My first session on Tuesday called Creating SSRS Reports Efficiently Through Best Practices. This is a great session on how to make your life easier from gathering requirements to creating the reports to deploying the report.
- My second session on Wednesday called Improve the Performance of Your T-SQL Queries by Changing Your Habits. In this session I be talking about all the little things we wish we knew years ago to help improve our SQL.
SQL in the City takes place in three different cities in October. I will be speaking at two of them. I’ll be in Pasadena, CA on October 9th and I’ll be in Charlotte, NC on October 14th the week of the PASS Summit.
- I have another new session called Improve Your T-SQL by Changing Your Writing Habits — Red Gate Style. In this session I’ll talk about ways to create consistent code through leveraging the features of SQL Prompt. I’ll also go over techniques to improve the code itself.
PASS Summit takes place in Charlotte, NC between October 15th and 18th. This is the most amazing conference for the SQL community. While I’m not speaking at it this year, I am participating in other ways including being a buddy to a new attendee or two.
- I’ll be moderating the Women in Technology panel on Thursday, October 17th. Erin Stellato, Rob Farley, Cindy Gross, Kevin Kline, and Gail Shaw will be discussing the topic: Beyond Stereotypes: Equality, Gender Neutrality, and Valuing Team Diversity.
SQL Saturday #237 also takes place in Charlotte, NC on Saturday October 19th.
- This is my last SQL Saturday of the year and it is the “BI Edition”, so I had to do my session, Scalable SSRS Reports Achieved Through the Powerful Tablix.
I’m looking forward to these sessions and to meeting new people as well as reconnecting with my old friends. I hope to find you in my sessions and that you have the time to introduce yourself. I really enjoy meeting new people and sharing the knowledge that I have.
SQL on my friends.
It’s great to see you going after speaking so much. It’s an inspiration to the rest of us.
I’ve been very slack this year…
Thanks Steven. Will you be at any of them events I listed? I hopefully we’ll be able to meet soon.
Unfortunately, no. 2013 seems to be the year of no training for Steven. Hopefully next year will be better.