SQL Saturday #91 – Omaha, NE

This is a bit late but wanted to post about my experience at the recent SQL Saturday held in Omaha, Nebraska. This was a fantastic event, particularly given that it was the first SQL Saturday held in Omaha. It was well-organized, had great sponsor support, and the facility at the University of Nebraska at Omaha was top notch. Kudos to John Morehouse and team for putting on a fantastic SQL Saturday.

I had the privilege to present on two topics at the event. I try to come up with catchy titles for my presentations but attendance was a bit down for these (both new sessions) so I wonder if the issue was people had no idea what they were really about. In any case I am happy to report we had quality if not quantity in attendance. Great feedback / input from the attendees. And I tried hard not to offend the developers too badly.

As always, the best part about SQL Saturday is the interaction and networking with other speakers and attendees. I didn’t get to attend many other sessions but I did sneak into Kathi Kellenburger’s session on new T-SQL features in Denali. Good stuff.

Links to session downloads:

Don’t Push The Turbo Button! Understanding Transaction Isolation Levels
But it worked in Dev! SQL Server Performance for Developers

Next up: SQL Saturday #94 in Salt Lake City. In addition to speaking, my company is a sponsor so it will be a busy day.

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