In less than two weeks, I’ll be flying down to sunny Orlando to speak at the upcoming SQL Saturday #151 there. I am really excited to be coming back to Orlando again for a 2nd year. I have a lot of friends through the #sqlfamily and #sqlpass communities in the Orlando area and am looking forward to seeing everyone again. There’s also the fact that SQL Saturday was invented in Orlando that also gives it a special appeal to me at least. My wife Julie is going to sit out this year due to time constraints.
The following weekend we’ll be heading over to Pittsburgh, PA to speak and volunteer at the 1st ever SQL Saturday there (#171 Pittsburgh). The event is being organized by Gina Walters, the leader of the Pittsburgh PASS chapter and my good friend John Sterrett (who recently moved to Texas) among others. The event is at La Roche college on the northside. I was there in June for the Pittsburgh Techfest and I can tell you the food is incredible! Hopefully they are going to use the cafeteria again for SQL Saturday.
I’m really excited about Pittsburgh because over half of the speakers are close friends of mine and I have a feeling it’s going to be kind of like a family reunion. Hope you can make it.