As it turns out, I have a couple of confirmed upcoming speaking engagements! If you’re seeking employment or are looking to advance your career prospects, both of these presentations are for you.
- Saturday, July 23 (a week from this Saturday as I write this): SQL Saturday #1027, New Jersey — This is the first (as far as I know) SQL Saturday being held in New Jersey, and my first live and in-person SQL Saturday since Rochester, just before the pandemic.
I will be doing my presentation about surviving an unemployment situation titled, “I lost my job! Now what?!?” If you’re out of work, I’ll talk about coping with unemployment stress and emotions, the job hunt, and how to get through this tough time.
I also talk about networking in this presentation. Speaking of which…
- November 16-18 (exact date TBD): PASS Data Community Summit 2022 — As I posted yesterday, for the fourth straight year, I am speaking at what is considered to be the Super Bowl of SQL Saturdays (personally, I prefer to think of it as the All-Star Game)!
For this year’s edition, I will do one of my favorite presentations: “Networking 101: Building professional relationships.” If you’re looking to build professional relationships and expand your business connections, this session is for you! I especially encourage you to check out my session if you consider yourself introverted and have trouble breaking the ice. I have tips for you as well!
I also found out this week that there is a SQL Saturday scheduled for October 8 in Boston (well, actually, Burlington, MA). I’m on the fence as to whether or not to submit to it (mostly what’s making me hesitate is my busy schedule, but that said, that date is free on my calendar). I’m leaning towards submitting to it, but we’ll see how it goes.
So, that’s two confirmed speaking engagements, plus one that I might (okay, probably will) submit to. Now that things are opening back up, and virtual conferences aren’t necessarily the current norm, I’m looking forward to seeing people live and in-person again.