My good friend Mark Broadbent and his team are organizing the very first official SQLSaturdy in the UK – The SQLSaturday #162. This is going to be a huge and important landmark for the SQL Server community in the United Kingdom, which important can not be underestimated. There were already 10 editions of SQLBits with Saturday offering a free entrance for anyone, but this is a different kind of an animal – this is a SQL Server community event which I expect to set a new high standard on the SQL Server events.
Besides the free SQLSaturday, the SQLCambs team are organizing 3 pre-cons on friday with 3 great specilaists – Jen Stirrup, Buck Woody and Mark Rasmussen. This is going to be a very tough choice for the most SQLPeople for sure. I highly recommend anyone and everyone signing up and attending those pre-cons. I am loooking forward to find out if I can get a day extra to attend one of them. Which one? – I am not sure, since all 3 of them are looking so damn good. :)
I think there must be very few people in Europe or for that matter around the world, who has never heard about Cambridge – their University is constantly being referred as a top-5 University worldwide. Cambridge technology pool is also know for some big corporation that it has produced, and for SQL Server people, it will be enough to refer the name of Red Gate Software.
I feel deeply honored to be selected to present at the SQLSaturday #162 Cambridge. The organization committee has selected my session «Inheriting a database for Developers» and the moment I have received the confirmation started randomly jumping around my chair – with my coworkers probably picking up their phones and calling for the emergency and security. :) haha. I have already presented this session almost 1 year ago at SQLPort, but I am already working for a new version which I expect to have some things in common, but to be a new generation of it, a version 2.0 so to say.
I cant make any promises, besides that I will spend the biggest amount of time I have ever spent preparing a presentation, because I really want it to rock.
I am looking so much forward to this event that I really can’t describe – there are so many great people that are going to be around: Mark Broadbent, Neil Hambly, Jen Stirrup, Laerte Junior, Karla Landrum, Hugo Kornelis, Gavin Payne, Andrè Kamman, Rob Volk, Andy Leonard, and much more!