I had an awesome time today at SQL Saturday 97. My presentation was not with out it's challenges though as my laptop decided to take a crap and die. But thankfully Wes Brown the most super awesome MVP on the planet had a spare laptop and I used it to complete my presentation. I was able to enjoy time with my fellow DBAs and enjoy presentations by the MidnightDBA's Sean and Jen McCown as well as Joe Celko. I'm attaching my presentation for those that could not attend and welcome feedback.
Well I've recently made a commitment to myself to start being a contributor to the SQL Server community to help encourage myself to grow as a database professional. As part of this new commitment I've started this blog and I'm speaking at SQL Saturday #97 here in Austin. I will be speaking on architecting no downtime databases. I hope to see everyone there and look forward to my first speaking engagement. I will update this site with my presentation and I will also publish it on the SQL Saturday site.