I am writing this blog post en route to New York City for SQL Saturday #235. This begins a fairly busy travel and speaking schedule for me this year. Having spent much of the summer at home with my family which was great, I now embark on some trips, primarily out east.
For starters, I am kicking off my busy end of summer, beginning of fall, in New York City. I am looking forward to being there for the second time. This should be a great event. As Regional Mentor for the NorthEast this trip allows me to be in that region for an event. I will be speaking on Building BI Solutions with Microsoft Excel.
Next, up is some quality time in Boston. I have a contract that will put me in downtown Boston for about 4 weeks. After that trip, I skip a week and then return to speak at CodeMastery which is a Magenic event in late September. If you are in the Boston area, I will be speaking on the difference between SQL Server Analysis Services Models – the Multidimensional and Tabular Model Smackdown. More details of this event will be coming soon, but pencil it in for Thursday 9/26.
While not traveling far, I am speaking at SQL Saturday #238 in Minneapolis right before PASS Summit in Charlotte. This is right in my backyard, so to speak, and I look forward to another great event in the Upper Midwest. I currently do not have the sessions that were picked, but look forward to seeing you there.
October will be spent at PASS Summit. While I was accepted to speak this year, I look forward to meeting a number of people at the Community Zone and the other events at the conference. I will follow that up by going to SQL Saturday # BI Edition in Charlotte. While I have not received word about speaking, I plan to attend the event in either case. Should be a nice way to wrap up my time there.
In November, I am headed to Atlanta for another CodeMastery event. This should be a nice time to visit there and spend some time with people there.
Upon returning from Atlanta, I am back in Minneapolis for a CodeMastery event there. Having had a major role in running this event over the past couple of years, I am truly looking forward to speaking there. Check out http://codemastery.com for details on all of the CodeMastery events as they are announced.
Finally, at least at this time, I will be presenting 5 times right before Thanksgiving. This will be my first time presenting at SQL Live and second time presenting at Modern Apps Live. Join us for this awesome 360 Live event in Orlando.
I look forward to meeting new people and visiting with old friends throughout all of these events and travels. If you see me there, say Hi and ask for one of my “famous” superhero cards! See you around.