This morning, I saw a ‘blog post from my friend, Greg Moore, who wrote about his upcoming presentations at SQL Saturday in Washington, DC this Saturday. Greg is an excellent presenter, and I always recommend his presentations anytime.
It also made me realize a few things. First, my own SQL Saturday presentations are coming up quickly — this Saturday (December 9), in fact. Warning: dates in calendar are closer than they appear! So I figured I should do more to promote my own presentations. Come hear me speak at SQL Saturday #694 in Providence, RI. I will be giving the following two presentations:
- “Whacha just say? Talking technology to non-technical people” — I discuss techniques and strategies to get technical points across to people who don’t understand technology.
- “I lost my job! Now what?!?” — I talk about ideas for getting through a jobless situation.
Providence SQL Saturday is a special one for me. I first spoke at Providence two years ago, and it represented a couple of milestones. First, it was the first SQL Saturday I ever attended that was outside New York State. The first ones I attended were all in New York City (and to this day, I still try to attend that one whenever I can, regardless of whether or not I’m speaking) or in Albany. Second, it was only the second time that I had ever presented at a SQL Saturday. The first was earlier that summer, when I spoke at my hometown SQL Saturday in Albany, NY. In fact, the presentation I gave — talking to non-techies — is the same one that I will be giving this Saturday. I’ve since added to it and polished it a bit. Hopefully, this presentation will go even better than the last time I gave it in Providence two years ago!
If you’ve never been to a SQL Saturday, check it out. It’s a great day of learning (and it’s free — although there’s usually a nominal fee for lunch), it’s a great opportunity to network with industry colleagues, and it’s a fun social event (seriously, it is)! I look forward to every SQL Saturday that I attend, and this Saturday should be no different.
Hope to see you there!