SQL Vacation DownUnder 2019!

Every year since 2014, I've taken a summer road trip with my family (aka "The Horde") in which we tour a bunch of cities and where I speak at local SQL Server user groups each evening.

This year, my friend and fellow Microsoft MVP Warwick Rudd at SQLMasters Consulting, asked if SentryOne would be willing to send me down under to speak at three back-to-back SQL Saturday events in Australia and New Zealand plus a variety of user groups in between. What an opportunity! I will be speaking on topics like migrating to the cloud, SQL performance, baselines and benchmarks, and more.

The trip was too long to take the Horde, but time spent with #SQLFamily is always good. And, as a massive Lord of the Rings fan, I now have the opportunity to check off one of my bucket list experiences by visiting New Zealand and some of the sites where Peter Jackson filmed the fantastic Tolkien films.


I'll be doing a lot of social media posts along the way (even Instagram this time). So I encourage you to connect with me if you haven't already (links are at the end of the post). Also, while most of the events are free (the pre-conference seminars are paid events), you still need to register for them since space is limited. Here's the itinerary and links to each event:


June 15th - SQLSaturday Melbourne


If you cannot attend in person, all of the sessions and slide decks/scripts I am presenting on this trip are available for download at my SentryOne landing page.

As I mentioned earlier, I'd like to connect with you if we're not already connected on social media. My details are below:

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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.