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SQL Saturday 21 Orlando Trip Report
Posted on 10/30/2009 12:43:29 PM

Again, catching up on my backlog of community videos I need to publish. SQL Saturday 21 Orlando is the topic on this run.

SQL Saturdays are a codecamp derivative catering to the SQL Server specific crowd. SQL Sats were brought to life by Orlando SQL Server User Group Leader / MVP / SQL Pass Board member Andy Warren about 3 years ago. Over 230 people who attended the October 17 event, hosted by Seminole Community College in Lake Mary, FL (near Orlando).

With over 60 sessions were presented by roughly 50 speakers, there was an incredible menu of topics to choose from . From a community perspective, people spotting noted SQL Server User Group leaders from Tampa, Orlando, Melbourne, Jacksonville, and Miami. Also in attendance was the President of the Oracle User Group in Orlando. Topics ranged from developer oriented SQL topics (spatial, CLR) to database tuning to 400 level SSIS. In all a broad spectrum of sessions was held, covering all angles of developers.

The day ran fairly smooth, and was a first class event. If you read the organizer's blog posts they are a little tough on themselves. Don't let them kid you, it was a great event. The excitement from the SQL Community towards the Microsoft platform is invigorating. SQL Saturday organizers are up to their 27th planned event over the 3 year lifespan of the organizational series. I would note they are planning 15 (yes 15) more next year across the USA, including West and Central regions.

If you're really interested in hearing what a SQL Saturday Organizers's thoughts are, I've posted an interview with SQL Saturday founder and Orlando event organizer Andy Warren to channel9 . About 9 minutes of good dialog.

Event Posts
SQL Saturday #21 Orlando home - http://www.sqlsaturday.com/eventhome.aspx?eventid=32
Channel9 Interview with Andy Warren - http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/dpeeast/SQL-Saturday-21-Orlando-October-2009/
Chad Miller's blog post
Jon Kehayais's blog post
Andy Warren's - blog post
Kendall Van Dyke - http://kendalvandyke.blogspot.com/2009/10/sql-saturday-21-orlando-recap.html
Max Trinidad - http://max-pit.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A034D6A0DDC4E64E!758.entry
SQL Chicken - http://sqlchicken.com/2009/10/sqlsaturday-21-orlando-recap/

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