SQL Saturday #56 – The 24 hour Challenge

SQL Saturday #56, Dallas BI edition, is tomorrow. Last night before the NTSSUG meeting, we had an unusually high number of SQLSat speakers unexpectedly drop out. The other UG board members and event planners are already up to their eyeballs in sessions (Sean’s giving three tomorrow!), so I was asked to put something together.

In about 24 hours.

On BI.

Um. Sure! 

I recognize that this isn’t a really good advertisement for my Ground Zero SSRS session tomorrow – “Come one, come all, to the throw-together!” – but on the other hand, you might want to be there to see if I train-wreck! :)

I was talking about this with Sean, and noted that six months ago, this would have thrown me into a frenzy of panic.  But this year I’ve become a moderately experienced speaker: two UG meetings, three SQL Saturdays, and a 24HOP go a VERY long way toward easing the nerves when something like this comes up.

Here’s hoping (and writing)…

Happy days,
Jen McCown

BTW, if you’re not signed up for tomorrow’s SQL Saturday and you’re dying to get in, ping me – I believe we’re in need of volunteers!

AND on a similar note, NTSSUG member and SQL Saturday organizer extraordinaire David Stein has put together a wonderful blog today called Presenting Epiphanies. He really captures the nervous-to-trance process of presenting a session…

5 thoughts on “SQL Saturday #56 – The 24 hour Challenge”

  1. Jen,

    I think the material that was presented at this SQL Saturday was better than the one in May due to the focus on BI. I was able to absorb tons of info on SSIS from Sean and Tim that three books haven’t managed to convey. The call for volunteers should have been stressed more, I feel the switch to Google Groups is not working as well, half the time the darn thing spins and half the features don’t work… :(

    I’m registered for the April event and may volunteer if my better half allows me the time. :)

    Guess I’ll need to start Twittering and Blogging now, changes in my company are making me into an accidental DBA in addition to the other 3 hats I wear. Thank God for the folks at the NTSSUG!


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