Immersions Training

Comments: 4 Comments
Published on: February 8, 2011

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:

  1. Moving my family and trying to get settled in
  2. 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.

4 Comments - Leave a comment
  1. Brent Ozar says:

    Dang, wish you could attend, sir! I’ll catch you at another event though. Have fun moving, or at least, more fun than I usually have. :-P

    • Jason Brimhall says:

      Thanks. I would find the training more fun than the moving. It could be amusing to toss stuff from the truck as we drive down the highway.

  2. quoted on Seize the Moment | SQL RNNR says:

    [...] say it was a bit of a face slap because I had an opportunity to attend an Internals training session presented by SQLSkills in Dallas but was unable to attend.  It made me wonder how much more I [...]

  3. […] I have also written about my disdain for many training facilities in the past.  One such article can be read here.  Part of the reason for that article was to try and make it to training by SQLSkills.  They perform training that can be respected, unlike all of those MCSE farms out there that teach you how to pass the test and do nothing about teaching you valid SQL Skills.  Sadly, I did not make it to that training offered with that contest, and am still seeking my first opportunity to attend.  You can read my reasons for not having attended here. […]

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