After months of planning, SQL Saturday #67 is finally upon us! While this is the 3rd SQL Saturday I’ll be attending, it’s the first one I’ve had a hand in planning. It’s been a real pleasure to be part of such an awesome team putting it all together along with:
– Wendy Pastrick (blog | twitter)
– Norman Kelm (blog | twitter)
– Ted Krueger (blog | twitter)
– Bill Lescher (twitter)
– Rich Rousseau (twitter)
– Aaron Lowe (blog | twitter)
– Jes Borland (blog | twitter)
We have an amazing schedule put together with over 40 great sessions! I personally am having trouble deciding which sessions to attend should I have the time, and I doubt I’m the only one with that predicament. I’m honored to say that one of my topics was also selected, so I’ll be talking about Backups and Recovery In-Depth at 4pm.
The attendee list also has an amazing number of bloggers/tweeters/authors of note, some of which I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting in person. SQL Saturdays are always wonderful opportunities for networking. (I’m also hoping I can get a few more of my books signed!)
Planning the menu for lunch was my primary responsibility, and while lunch was not free this year I am excited that we can provide something a little more interesting than pizza. Lunch is being catered by Chef Philip Foss of The Meatyballs Mobile. After moving on from Lockwood at The Palmer House, Chef Foss took his food to the road in the form of most excellent gourmet meatball sandwiches. He’ll have several varieties to choose from (including vegetarian for those who requested them).
For those who work in downtown Chicago, you can keep track of The Meatyballs Mobile on twitter: @FossFoodTrucks – locations are tweeted throughout the day. If you’d like to learn a little more, check out this video on ChicagoNow (also below).
It’ll be a great event! Hope to see you there Saturday!