In-Person Conference After-Action Report

I had a chance to go to three in-person conferences this year: SQL Saturday Orlando, Live! 360 (also in Orlando), and the Microsoft Azure + AI Conference in Las Vegas. Here are a few stray thoughts from these events. SQL Saturday Orlando was the SQL Saturday in the US last year. There were a few…

Upcoming Events: SQL Friday

Key Details What: SQL Friday.Where: Internet Sweden.When: Friday, December 3rd.Admission is free. Register on the SQL Friday meetup. What I’m Presenting 2021-12-03 -- 6:00 - 7:00 AM EST -- Where We're Going, We Don't Need Servers: the Serverless SQL Pool in Azure Synapse Analytics. This one's a little early if you're in the US, but if…

Upcoming Events: DEVintersection

Key Details What: SQL Server & Azure SQL Conference at DEVintersection.Where: Las Vegas, NV.When: Sunday, December 5th through Friday, December 10th.Admission is not free. Registration is available from the conference website. What I’m Presenting I don't have dates and times just yet, but here are the talks I'm going to present: 2021-12-07 -- 1:45 - 2:45…

Upcoming Events: Global Azure Data & AI Fest

Key Details What: November 2021 Global Azure Data & AI Fest (Modern Data Warehousing).Where: On the Internet, UTC-4.When: Friday, November 12th.Admission is free. RSVP on Eventbrite. What I’m Presenting 12:00 PM — 12:55 PM EDT — Where We're Going, We Don't Need Servers. These are going to be some fairly in-depth talks on Azure Synapse Analytics for…

Upcoming Events: PASS Data Community Summit

Key Details What: PASS Data Community Summit 2021.Where: On the Internet.When: Monday, November 8th through Friday, November 12th.Admission is free for the main conference, and pre-conference trainings are $200 apiece. RSVP on the PASS website. What I’m Presenting Wednesday, November 10 -- 4:15 PM — 4:45 PM EDT — Building Your First Data Pipeline in Apache Spark…

Upcoming Events: Live! 360 Orlando

Key Details What: Live! 360Where: Orlando, Florida.When: November 15th through the 19th.This is a paid event. Registration is available from the Live! 360 website. What I’m Presenting 2021-11-18, 8:00 AM -- 9:15 AM EDT — Does This Look Weird to You? An Introduction to Anomaly Detection 2021-11-18 09:30 -- 10:45 AM EDT -- Getting Beyond…

Upcoming Events: Azure Community Conference

Key Details What: Azure Community ConferenceWhere: On the Internet, UTC+5.5 (India Standard Time).When: Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th. Full-day, paid trainings on Sunday, October 31st.Admission is free. RSVP on the Azure Community Conference website. What I’m Presenting 7:30 AM — 8:30 AM EDT — Riding the Rails: Railway-Oriented Programming with F# This is…

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Orlando

Key Details What: SQL Saturday OrlandoWhere: Orlando, Florida. Oh my goodness, it's a real-life in-person event!When: Saturday, October 30th.Admission is free. RSVP on the SQL Saturday website. What I’m Presenting 9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT — Saving Your Wallet from the Cloud Not only is this an in-person event, it's also a brand new talk…