I’ve been telling you about the SQLCruise for a long time now. When I attend the SQLCruise, it’s usually in January/February. And I still attest that one of the best ways to spend a week of your summer is on the SQLCruise like mi amigo, Aaron Bertrand (b | t) is doing in the Mediterranean next week. But a winter break isn’t in the cards for many of us.
Time to load up the Wally Wagon!
Barring a summer cruise, there are a multitude of great vacations awaiting us. This summer, we at SQL Sentry have decided to do a fun riff on the National Lampoon Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase.
I’m going to load up the Horde in a minivan (Well, only 5 of my 7 kids but no dog or mother-in-law this time) and make a circuit of the big cities between Nashville and Chicago, speaking at a different SQL Server user group meeting each day. The full itinerary is below. If you’re on the route, I hope to see you at the user group meetings!
I’ll be giving away some custom t-shirts (take a look at the design below) and getting the SQL Server family pumped up during the otherwise slower months of summer. In addition, we’re doing a social media contest to encourage everyone in the #SQLFamily to tweet and post about their own #SQLVacation, with prize drawings and, at the end of summer, a grand prize drawing.
I hope you’ll take part in the social media fun. You can read all of the details about the contest, rules for participation, and such at http://sqlsentry.com/sqlvacation. If we get a lot of community participation, we’ll do it again next year to a whole different set of cities!
• 15-Jun-2015, Louisville KY, Lunch session
• 16-Jun-2015, Indianapolis IN, Dinner session
• 17-Jun-2015, Chicago Suburbs IL, Dinner session
• 18-Jun-2015, Chicago IL, Dinner session (Limited seating. Be sure to REGISTER).
• 22-Jun-2015, Springfield IL, Dinner session
• 23-Jun-2015, St Louis MO, Lunch session
• 24-Jun-2015, Evansville IN, Lunch session
• 26-Jun-2015, Nashville TN, Lunch session
I hope to see you there! Best regards,