Tomorrow (6/17) is the June meeting for the Minnesota chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASSMN). For June we are doing a lightning talk format that will include short talks from Paul Timmerman (blog|twitter), Rizwan Hassan (twitter), myself, and a short presentation from our sponsor this month, Kroll Ontrack, with an update on their SQL backup product. It is the first time I have presented at the user group since March of 2012 and I am looking forward to it.
I think for many Minnesotans there is a lull in work and career activities in the summer. We only have so long to enjoy the nice weather that has finally arrived (minus the rain). But it isn’t too soon to start thinking about the SQL events in the Fall.
First is SQL Saturday MN on Obtober 25th, 2014. SQL Saturday is a free 1-day SQL Server training event (with a $10 fee for lunch) that is organized by PASSMN. Register now to avoid getting put on the wait list. It is also a great chance for local speakers to get involved and share knowledge with the community.
And shortly afterwards is the international PASS Summit 2014 in Seattle, WA Nov 4-7. I can’t really say it better than they did on the website –
PASS Summit is the world’s largest, most-focused, and most-intensive conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals.
I was finally able to go last year and it was an amazing learning and networking event. Unlike anything else I have done in my career. If you can make it happen you should go. As an added incentive you can save $150 by using our chapter discount code. If you use our code we get money back from PASS to use for our local events. [CODE = USNCS28]
Hope to see you at the meeting.