We wrapped up our 12th SQLSaturday here in Orlando two weeks ago. Overall things went well. Registration was just a little higher than last year at 505. Last year we estimated attendance at 300. This year Kendal really worked to get an accurate count and it came in at about 260. Perfect counts aren’t impossible, […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday #801 (2018)"
Various and possibly amazing notes: Because I waited too long the best flight I could get was into George Bush instead of Hobby, which meant driving around (literally, on the beltway) Houston and it left at a not-so-fun 7 am on Friday. I got a car from Dollar. Got the cheapest one they had, wasn’t […]Read more "Notes From SQLSaturday Houston 2018"
Notes: Due to travel delays I missed the speaker dinner. I missed the chance to catch up and meet new people, but I have to admit the introvert in me enjoyed a quiet evening before a busy Saturday. That’s not to suggest that I will plan to miss more, it’s an invaluable networking opportunity (if […]Read more "Notes on SQLSaturday South Florida 2018"
Continuing the notes I wrote in Update #1, got a few more things done last week: Received confirmation that the event was approved, good! Logged in to the admin site and did these things (about 10 mins): Set the call for speakers end date Picked vegetarian as a lunch option (there are others you can […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 – Planning Update #2"
We’ve just opened up registration and the call for speakers for our 12th SQLSaturday here in Orlando. We did #1 back before we numbered them and this year we’re an astounding #801. It’s fun to watch that number keep increasing! The call for speakers will end on July 20th. We encourage speakers to submit at […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 Registration is Open"
Each year I try to capture a little more on how to set things up here in Orlando. Right now its all in one spreadsheet with a bunch of tabs. Low tech, but good enough for now. Here’s what I’ve done so far: Mar 1. Reserved our date for this year, Oct 6th. As always, […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 – Planning Update #1"
Notes: Great attendance, easily 400+ Lunch was smooth this year due to changing to boxed lunches Rooms were in 2 different buildings. Sometimes you have to, but it always adds complexity Speaker gift was a ‘survival kit’s with lots of useful bits including a USB C to HDMI/DVI/VGA (similar to this) and another with with […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday Jacksonville 2018"