March 3, 2010 by Mike Hillwig
The old adage is that there is no free lunch. Every once in a while, a free event comes up that’s a great use of time at no cost. Today was one such example.
If you keep your eyes open, you can get some really great free training out there. They’re not always sit down training in a proper classroom. Sometimes they’re seminars or virtual events. My current boss seems to think that if it’s not led by an instructor in a classroom, it’s not worthwhile. I will say that I get more out of talking to and listening to other DBAs, learning from their experience.
Sure, these events are usually paid for by a sponsor, and you have to listen to the sales pitch. It’s well worth it. My only complaint is that Quest didn’t provide lunch today. They should have provided the bacon. Since I was sitting in my own office, I guess I can handle buying my own lunch.