Announcing SQLVacation 2017!
Now in its third year, SQLVacation is back to help fend off the dog days of summer. On each of the previous road trips, I loaded my horde of kids into the family truckster departed on a long, Odyssean road trip. Hijinks ensued.
As is our tradition, the SQLVacation is a fun riff on the National Lampoon Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase. In 2015, we headed north from our home in Nashville, TN with the big city lights of Chicago in our sights. And in 2016, we made the road trip south to Pensacola,FL with many stops along the way and back. At each stop, I got together with the local PASS chapter to present about SQL Server technologies.
This year, we are eastward bound to the Atlantic coast and back! This'll be our most ambitious road trip yet, with stops in 5 states in 11 different cities. The horde and I will pile into the minivan and make a circuit of the big cities between Nashville to Charleston to Virginia Beach, speaking at a different SQL Server user group meeting each day we're traveling.
The full itinerary is in the table below. If you're on the route, I hope to see you at one of the user group meetings! Oh and by the way, you'll need to register at each individual SQL Server user group website. All of the links are provided in the table below:
|27-Jun-2017||Chattanooga TN, Lunch session||11-Jul-2017||Greensboro NC, Dinner session|
|28-Jun-2017||Greenville SC, Dinner session||12-Jul-2017||Virginia Beach VA, Dinner session|
|29-Jun-2017||Columbia SC, Dinner sessionn||13-Jul-2017||Richmond VA, Lunch session|
|30-Jun-2017||Charleston SC, Dinner session||25-Jul-2017||Louisville KY, Lunch session|
|07-Jul-2017||Charlotte NC, Dinner session||28-Jul-2017||Nashville TN, Lunch session|
|10-Jul-2017||Raleigh NC, Dinner session|
There'll be food, swag, and fun. Plus...
...part of the plan is to get #SQLFamily pumped up during the otherwise slower months of summer. In addition, we’re doing a social media contest to encourage everyone to tweet and post about their own #SQLVacation, with prize drawings and, at the end of summer, a grand prize giveaway.
Even if you can't make it to one of my sessions, I hope you’ll take part in the social media fun. You can read all of the details about the contest and rules for participation at http://info.sentryone.com/sql-vacation-2017.
Kevin (@kekline) serves as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and long-time blogger at SentryOne. As a noted leader in the SQL Server community, Kevin blogs about Microsoft Data Platform features and best practices, SQL Server trends, and professional development for data professionals.