There is a lot of stuff going on out there these days. I am looking forward to a few things. And since I am looking forward to them, I thought there are others out there that are probably interested too!
SQL Server MVP Deep Dives 2: The first book was awesome. They have ramped it up again and are bringing us more excellent content. I think this is a must buy out there. Go check it out from Manning Publications (the link). Digital copies are already available for MEAP participants.
Jonathan Kehayias (blog|twitter): I don’t have a lot of info on this. I know that the book is coming out soon. I know that Jonathan does some really good stuff. I know the person that is tech reviewing the book. And I know that it is being published by Simple-Talk. Check SQLServerCentral and Simple-Talk to find the book in the next few weeks to months.
SQL Inspire NYC: Bobby Tables (aka Robert Pearl) is one of the event organizers and a friend. The event is November 12, 2011 and registration is coming to a close real soon. Currently there is even a push to get more people registered. Check out Bobby Tables’ blog on the topic.
SQLSat 103: Another Friend is organizing this SQLSat event down in paradise. Roy Ernest is extremely excited for this event and wants to put on a good show. I am working on getting my passport renewed. This event is February 25, 2012.
SQLSat LV: Another person I know really really well is working with a bunch of friends to try and put this thing together. We have the date reserved as March 10,2012. Now, I need to pull the rest of the info together.
Performance Stories: This contest is currently on-going and about to end. I submitted an article. Swing by and vote for my entry.
There are other things happening like Summit 2011, Regional Mentors being named, and a few other books being written (by people like Stacia Misner, Denny Cherry, Jason Strate and Andy Leonard). I figure you probably already know about the new mentors and Summit by this time. As for the books, I know even less about those books than the ones that I plugged. But I can say that these books look to be very interesting as well.