SQLSat 83 – Johannesburg

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Published on: April 28, 2011

Awesome news.  I submitted a presentation for SQLSat 83 in Johannesburg South Africa for May 7, 2011.  I saw that they were opening up the presentation schedule a little bit to allow for remote presenters and I decided to give it a try.

I got an email notification yesterday that my presentation has been accepted and I will be presenting – woohoo.  If you are interested, you can see the presentation schedule here.  My presentation will be similar to the last time I presented at SQLSaturday in Salt Lake City – but with some refinements and hopefully a better overall presentation.  I will be sharing some of the tools/scripts I use to help learn more about an environment as I inherit a database.

Here’s the fun part – I will be presenting from my home in Utah which is 8 hours behind Johannesburg.  At the time of my presentation (12:15 PM there) it will be 4:15AM local for me.  That should make for an interesting presentation if I am groggy. ;)

If you are in the area at the time of the event (in Johannesburg), I highly recommend you make it out to some sessions.  From looking at the lineup, there appears to be some really good stuff to be presented.  As we get closer to May 7th, I will post more information.  For now, I need to go clean up my slidedeck and get it submitted.

Parting note:  I am glad I was selected for this SQLSaturday.  If you read my SQLPeople interview (here), you may recall that I lived in the area for a couple of years.  I only passed through Johannesburg when returning home but have always wanted to go back and visit.  It has been quite some time and I have yet to make it back.  At least now I can do it virtually!

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