The last week of January 2011, I wrote a blog post entering a contest for free training at the hands of SQLSkills. Later that week an announcement was made as to the winner(s) of that contest. Lo and behold I found out that I was one of the winners. Totally awesome.
What did I win? I won a week of training at half price. The training is in Dallas the week of February 21st. Brent Ozar even came up with some info to show the ROI on this training. (Yeah, I’ll be bookmarking that page.)
Even with all of the upside, I will be unable to attend this time. I have other things at this juncture that take precedence for me. I evaluated the pros and cons and had people encouraging me to attend the training regardless of the cons. Some of the conflicts at this point in time are:
- Moving my family and trying to get settled in
- Transitioning new work
Those are just too big right now to try to interrupt for a week. Again, many thanks to Paul, Kim, Brent, and crew for the great opportunity.
Anybody who has the opportunity to attend one of these events really should do it. My wife and I agree that it is something that is worth me doing. I will be diving in the immersions training some time in the future.