I will be speaking at Data Saturday #13, Minnesota tomorrow (Saturday, October 16)!
I will do my presentation on talking the language of technology to non-techies!
I am scheduled to speak at 4:30 pm EDT. Hope to see you there!
I’ve had quite a bit of movement in my speaking engagements list in the past few months! Here are my scheduled speaking engagements that are coming up. And I’ll admit that I’m posting this as a reminder to myself as much as anything else!
I am confirmed to be speaking at the following events. Note: these are all virtual events, so I will not be traveling anywhere to do these talks, other than to my home office.
I’ve also asked about speaking at my own user group; it’s been a while since I’ve spoken there. Stay tuned!
I’m in for a busy couple of months. Hope to catch you at one of my sessions!
My speaker train continues to roll! I was informed yesterday that I’ve been selected to speak at Data Saturday #13, Minnesota on October 16!
I’ll be doing my presentation about how to speak the language of technology to those who don’t understand it.
Again, this is a virtual event; I will not be traveling to Minnesota. Use the link above to register for this free online event. Hope to see you there!
Now that I have a couple of confirmed speaking engagements, I figured that this was a good time to update my upcoming speaking schedule!
These engagements are confirmed. I don’t have exact dates or times for either of these (and I might not for a little while); all I know is that these events are confirmed, and I am definitely speaking at them!
Note: these are both virtual events. To the best of my knowledge, they are both free to attend (well, I know PASS Data Summit is, anyway), so check the links for more information and to register.
All my presentations (so far) are professional development sessions, so feel free to register for these, regardless of whether you’re a techie or not. Don’t let the “technology” conferences scare you!
I’ve submitted to speak here, but as of right now, I don’t yet know whether or not I’ve been picked to speak.
So, that’s my speaking schedule so far. These are all virtual conferences; I don’t yet have any in-person ones scheduled. Hope to see you at a conference sometime soon!
I figured this was a good time to post an update of my upcoming speaking engagements…
I will definitely be speaking at the following events.
I’ve submitted to these events, but I’m still waiting to hear whether or not I’ve been picked to speak (so if you’re expecting to hear me at these events, don’t book them just yet).
I present on professional development topics for various conferences. Hope to see you at one soon!
Wow, is it August already?
I’m speaking this Saturday, August 7, at Data Geeks Saturday! I will be doing my Networking 101 presentation at 11:45 am (EDT) in the Flux Capacitor room. Come and get 1.21 gigawatts of networking information! (See what I did there?)
And if that wasn’t enough, as an added bonus, the South Florida Data Geeks are also hosting a networking clinic in the afternoon (there is a Networking Room set up for this)! Come to my session to learn how to network, then attend the clinic to put them into practice!
Come out (virtually!) for a day of networking and learning about a variety of data topics from some great speakers! Hope to see you this Saturday!
My speaker train continues to roll. I will be speaking at Data Geeks Saturday on August 7. This is another virtual conference, so I will be presenting from my home office (the conference itself is being run by the South Florida Data Geeks).
For the second straight conference, I will be presenting my networking session (the same one that I presented at LA SQL Saturday back in June). So if you missed it in June (or just want to see it again), come join me on August 7!
Go to the Data Geeks Saturday site to register. Note: unlike other events, this conference is not free; there is a charge to attend. The earlier you register, the lower the cost!
Hope to see you on August 7!
This is a reminder that I will be speaking this upcoming Saturday, June 12!
I am speaking at SQL Saturday Los Angeles. I will do my presentation titled: Networking 101: Building professional relationships.
I am scheduled to present at 4 pm EDT (1 pm PDT). This is a virtual conference, so I will be speaking to you from the comfort of my home office in upstate New York. As much as I’d love to travel to LA, I’m sorry to say that I won’t physically be on the West coast on Saturday! (Perhaps I’ll make it out there at some point — especially now that my new employer is located out there — but it won’t be this weekend!)
Anyone can attend the conference (you don’t have to be a data geek!), but you must register to do so. The event is free! Use their Eventbrite link to register!
Hope to see you (virtually) this Saturday!
It seems like it’s been quite some time since I posted about my upcoming speaking engagements, but I do have one coming up!
I’ve applied to speak at a couple of other events, but I don’t know whether or not I’ll be speaking at either of them. Stay tuned.
As always, I’ll mention any speaking engagements that I have coming up. Hopefully, as we emerge from the pandemic, I’ll be speaking at some in-person events, rather than doing so over Zoom. Hope to see you at an event sometime soon!
Many data professionals, myself included, were saddened back in January when PASS ceased operations. As I’ve mentioned before, PASS provided me with many professional opportunities that I didn’t think were possible. It enhanced my career and provided me with countless networking opportunities. I made many friends during my association with PASS that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. Believe me, #SQLFamily is a real thing!
Redgate picked up the ball that had been carried by PASS. They have been hard at work resurrecting the community that PASS had built.
The new SQL Saturday site includes links to all the previous SQL Saturday events that were hosted by PASS. I was happy to see that all the previous events appear to be listed. With that, I plan to update my old presentation links to point to the newly-listed (old-listed?) events. (I see a lot of work ahead of me!)
One question I have is what will happen between SQL Saturday and Data Saturday? Will they remain two different entities, or will they merge? I am not privy to that level of administration, so I have no idea.
The new SQL Saturday and PASS Data Community Summit links still need work, but I’m happy that Redgate has been putting in the work to restructure the brand and the community. Great work, Redgate! Bravo! I am very much looking forward to seeing how Redgate proceeds with the updated community.
Edit/correction: as it turns out, there is actually a board, of which Steve Jones is a part, that actually does the work on the new SQL Saturday initiative. While Redgate sponsors it (their branding is all over it), it’s the board that actually does the work. Nice job, board!
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