Speaking at SQL Saturday Oregon

SQL Saturday Oregon — in the city of Portland — is taking place next weekend on Saturday November 2nd, 2019, and I’ll be presenting a revised edition of my session “Back to the Future with Temporal Tables.” It’s the Saturday before PASS Summit 2019 which is once again in Seattle. I’m giving two sessions there
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SQL Saturday 840 in Edmonton next weekend

As I mentioned last month, I will be speaking at SQL Saturday in Edmonton Alberta next weekend. I have been selected to speak for three separate sessions, on the following topics: 10:45 Managing and monitoring SQL Server on Linux from the command line This session will focus on installing, managing and monitoring SQL Server on
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Canadian SQL Saturday speaking events

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at two separate SQL Saturdays in March and April of this year. The first event is in Victoria (the capital city of British Columbia, located on Vancouver Island), and the second is in Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta. I will be presenting the same
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Speaking at SQLSaturday #710 in Edmonton on May 5th, 2018

I will be presenting twice at SQLSaturday #710 in Edmonton, on 5 May 2018. You can join me for two sessions: Back to the Future with Temporal Tables What’s New In SQL Server 2017 SQLSaturday is a volunteer-based day of free training for data professionals, and I encourage you to attend if you’re in Alberta.
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Speaking at SQLSaturday 725 in Victoria

Victoria is on an island off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia. The island is wisely called Vancouver Island. It is beautiful there, and I wouldn’t mind retiring there someday. Those of you who listen to my convoluted stories will recall that it was on Vancouver Island that I broke my foot in 2013. Hopefully
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Speaking at SQLSaturday #635 in Vancouver this weekend

This coming weekend, at SQLSaturday #635 in Vancouver BC, I will be presenting a brand new talk about Temporal Tables, one of my favourite features of SQL Server 2016+ and Azure SQL Database. If you are in the area, and still have not decided to attend, I strongly recommend making some time to check it
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Upcoming SQLSaturdays in Alberta, Canada

Taking a short break from the Database Fundamentals series of the last few weeks, I’d like to mention some upcoming PASS community events in the province of Alberta. I will be presenting at SQLSaturday #594 in Edmonton on 22 April 2017 (this coming Saturday). My topic is Migrating to Azure SQL Database: Tips, Tricks and
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Speaking at SQLSaturday 507 this weekend in Edmonton

On Saturday 9 April 2016, four days from today, I will be speaking at the first ever SQLSaturday in the province of Alberta. Edmonton is the provincial capital, so it makes sense to have it there, though it’s a bit of a drive to get there from Calgary, where I live. Fortunately, Red Deer is
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How I prepared for my first ever SQLSaturday session

I presented for fifty minutes on 27 June 2015, for my first ever SQLSaturday talk. The amount of time I put into that presentation is easily 200 hours, not counting my experience as a college lecturer and high school teacher. Firstly, I had to write the software I presented on. Even until yesterday, three days
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