It's Vacation Time. #SQLVacation, That is!

Kevin Kline

Published On: June 8, 2015

Categories: SQLFamily, Community, SQLVacation 3


The best way to spend a week of your summer is on the SQLCruise like mi amigo, Aaron Bertrand (b | t) is doing. Barring that, there are a multitude of great vacations awaiting us.

This summer, we at SQL Sentry have decided to do a fun riff on the National Lampoon Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase.

I’m going to load up the Horde in a minivan (Well, only 5 of my 7 kids but no dog or mother-in-law this time) and make a circuit of the big cities between Nashville and Chicago, speaking at a different SQL Server user group meeting each day. The full itinerary is below. If you're on the route, I hope to see you at the user group meetings!

I’ll be giving away some custom t-shirts (click to enlarge)...

SQLVacation T-Shirt

...and getting the SQL Server family pumped up during the otherwise slower months of summer. In addition, we’re doing a social media contest to encourage everyone in the #SQLFamily to tweet and post about their own #SQLVacation, with prize drawings and, at the end of summer, a grand prize giveaway.

I hope you’ll take part in the social media fun. You can read all of the details about the contest, rules for participation, and such at If we get a lot of community participation, we'll do it again next year, and include a whole different set of cities!
Northbound Southbound
15-Jun-2015 Louisville KY, Lunch session 22-Jun-2015 Springfield IL, Dinner session
16-Jun-2015 Indianapolis IN, Dinner session 23-Jun-2015 St Louis MO, Lunch session
17-Jun-2015 Chicago Suburbs IL, Dinner session 24-Jun-2015 Evansville IN, Lunch session
18-Jun-2015 Chicago IL, Dinner session
(Limited seating. Be sure to REGISTER).
26-Jun-2015 Nashville TN, Lunch session

I hope to see you there! Best regards,


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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.