While I am admittedly a home body, I do get out every once in a while and present at conferences (mostly SQL Saturday events), but this year I have two exciting opportunities that will allow me to branch out a bit. sql server

Data Céilí

I'm honored to have been selected to present about SQL Server indexing on the green track at Data Céilí. Data Céilí (Gaelic for "social visit/gathering") is an exciting new data conference in Dublin Ireland organized in part by my amazing co-worker Andrew Pruski (B|T). The green track is interesting in that it is a remote track, the speakers will all be presenting remotely. While I wish I could make it out to Ireland to present in person, I'm just thankful to be a part of this event. I love seeing conferences trying new things and I think the green track is a great idea. I'm excited to see how this track goes and how this conference grows in the future. Read more about the conference here (it's not too late to sign up!).

SQL Saturday Raleigh - PowerShell Pre-Con

SQL Saturday Raleigh is coming up in April and I'm proud to say that my pre-con submission "PowerShell Top to Bottom" was accepted. This will not be my first time presenting about PowerShell, but it will be my first pre-con. It's exciting and scary at the same time, but I am really looking forward to having and entire day to focus on such a great topic. This pre-con is designed to give folks the knowledge they need to start building custom functions and modules with PowerShell. I'm covering everything from the basics to using runspaces. I know a ton of people are using PowerShell in their day-to-day work, but I think a smaller percentage would be able to fix issues if they arose, or tweak a script they downloaded to better fit their needs. My hope is that this pre-con will get people to the point where they can start doing that and potentially even start contributing their work to the community at large. You can read more about the pre-con, and the SQL Saturday event, at the SQL Saturday Raleigh site.

I look forward to seeing (or at least talking in the case of Data Céilí) with folks at both events, sign up while you still can!