I’ll often go out to the SQL Saturday website to check the status of presentations I’ve submitted, check to see if my profile needs updating, and to see if any new conferences are on the docket (I generally apply to conferences within reasonable driving distance from my home in Troy, NY).
This morning, I looked at my own profile for SQL Saturday #716 in NYC. Among other things, it lists my presentation submissions for that conference. I saw that one of my presentations was listed under “Regular Session,” not “Submitted Regular Session” — which is a telltale indication that my presentation was selected!
SQL Saturday in New York City is an important one for me. It was the first SQL Saturday I ever attended, back in 2010. Until we hosted our own conference here in Albany, it was the only SQL Saturday I’d attended. I’ve tried (unsuccessfully) to get selected for the NYC conference for a couple of years. As one of the higher-profile SQL Saturday conferences, it’s one that I’ve wanted to get into for some time. And although I haven’t yet gotten the official confirmation, it appears that I will speak there this year!
I suppose it’s another example of perseverance paying off!
I’ll post again once it becomes official, but as of now, it looks pretty good. Stay tuned!