Thank you @SFSSUG #sqlsat79

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August 15, 2011 by Mike Hillwig

Saturday was SQL Saturday 79 South Florida held just outside of Fort Lauderdale. It was an absolutely incredible day.

When I submitted to speak at the event, I got brave and submitted three sessions, thinking they’d accept one or two of them. I really had no expectation of giving three presentations in one day. Imagine my surprise when I saw that I had three sessions on the schedule. My goal for attending was to work on my SQL Server and presentation skills. My two “Top Ten” sessions were a pretty big hit, but the MSDB session wasn’t quite as well received. Perhaps it was because I was nervous, or perhaps it was because it will still early in the day. It didn’t suck, but it wasn’t my best work.

For my two “top ten” sessions, I had great participants and they really kept me energized. This is definitely something that I want to keep polished and present again in the future.

I want to thank Scott and everyone in the South Florida SQL Server User’s Group for having me. It was a really well-run event.

  • Ingrid Olivero

    Your sessions were great! MSDB was very helpful for those who have a production environment that need to control, but yes… it was still too early! Keep up on doing this. It is great to go to a session where we can get real life experience and troubleshooting. The only comment I have is that you should always prepare something extra to share with the audience in case you finish your sessions a little earlier. Sometimes the crowd does not help much and you finish some topics faster than others. Plus… you speak fast! but you have a lot to say. I hope to see you soon on another presentation!

  • Mark Rice

    I think that your MSDB talk was really good. Considering that I am fairly new to the scene if you will, I was really glad to gain that knowledge. So, keep it up, if you are speaking in South Florida, or central Florida again I will certainly be there. In fact, I have added your blog to my list of daily reads. Keep it up!