It’s shaping up to a busy year for conferences, well busy by my standards that is. While I’m unfortunately missing SQLBits, I’ll still be getting a chance to enjoy an English summer.
The InsideSQL conference is a new conference organised by Neil Hambly. It’s a deep-dive conference, with longer sessions than many conferences offer, and an opportunity to dig deep into topics.
I’m presenting two sessions there, first a look at SQL waits, why there are waits and what various waits types mean, second a nice deep discussion on SQL Server indexes.
Iceland has been on my to-visit list for some time, so a SQLSaturday there? Perfect excuse for a short visit and a bit of exploration. I wonder if there’s any chance I’ll get to see the Aurora Borealis.
I’m doing a full-day precon on the Thursday (Friday is an Icelandic public holiday) on execution plans, as well as a regular session on Query Store on the Saturday.
South African SQLSaturdays
We’d love to have more international speakers join us for these. The local weather is lovely in September, and the exchange rate to the dollar/pound so poor that you won’t believe how cheap things are here. Come down for a two week African holiday, and get three SQLSaturday presentations in on the side.