Thursday, May 15, 2008

Notes from SQLSaturday #3 - Jacksonville

I gave a presentation about XML Features in SQL 2005 at SQLSaturday #3 held on May 3 in Jacksonville, FL. I had one of the smaller classrooms that held around 30 people and it looked like it was at least 3/4 full. I'd say my session went well - I received a lot of good questions and a few follow-up emails asking for copies of the presentation.

Here are the slides and examples from my session:

SQLSaturday is a free one day training event started by Andy Warren and supported by local user groups. There have been some great talent at these events ranging from locals like me to MVPs and well known folks like Joe Celko. So far the events have been limited to the central\north Florida area but interest is building and hopefully events will start happening in other regions.

I'm giving the same presentation for SQLSaturday #4 which is scheduled for June 7-8 in Orlando as part of a "tweener" weekend in the middle of Microsoft Tech·Ed 2008. Several technical communities in Florida are participating - check out for more information and if you're going to be in the area make plans to come!

About Me

I'm Kendal Van Dyke and I'm currently a Senior DBA at Channel Intelligence in Celebration, FL. During the last 8 1/2 years I've worked as a SQL Server developer and DBA on systems large and small and along the way have picked up some pretty useful things about SQL Server, Windows, and networking. I started this blog to share what I've learned with the SQL community (and write all this stuff down somewhere in case I forget it one day!).

I intend to blog here as often as I can - hopefully at least once a week - about things I'm working on, solutions to interesting problems I've faced, my thoughts about SQL related technology, etc.. My goals are to share my knowledge, sharpen my writing skills, and connect with peers in the community who can learn from my experiences and who I can learn something from as well.

So thanks for checking out my blog and I hope you stick around to read what I have to write. Now on with the show!