Portland SQL Saturday and Summit – Oh My!

SQL Saturday 172 logoThis is going to be a crazy week!

I'm very happy to be speaking at SQL Saturday #172 in Portland, Oregon on November 3, 2012.I’ll be giving my presentation entitled The Skinny on Data Compression which covers the different types of data compression available in SQL Server and some of the details behind how they work. This session will also cover the pros and cons of compressing data and how to determine which flavor of compression is most appropriate for an object. This presentation was very popular in both Kansas City and Madison, so I’m expecting more of the same in the Pacific Northwest!

Registration is still open as of when this post went live so if you’d like to attend please sign up here. If you’re on twitter, follow the #sqlsat172 hashtag for the latest information.

But that's not all...

Folks in Oregon had the good sense to plan their SQL Saturday for the weekend before the PASS Summit, so out-of-towners can stop in Portland before heading to Seattle. It sounded like a great idea to me, so that's exactly what I'm doing.

After SQL Saturday, I'm heading to Seattle for my first-ever PASS Summit! That's right folks, I really am a first-timer. Several people have told me they can't believe I haven't been to Summit before, but it's the truth. I'm very grateful to have an employer that supports my attending such a conference. I'm not quite sure what to expect, and I'm already overwhelmed by the choices of what there is to do. Fortunately the twitterverse has been incredibly supportive so I'm sure it will be a most excellent time!