Make your summer vacation a #SQLVacation

This summer, we at SQL Sentry have decided to do a fun riff on the National Lampoon Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase. And I’m asking you to participate as you take your own vacation, whether it’s a week at the beach or a “staycation” catching up on chores around the house.

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In my case, I’m going to load up the 5 of the 7 members of the Horde in a minivan (no dog or mother-in-law on this trip) and drive a circuit of the big cities between Nashville and Chicago, speaking at a different SQL Server user group meeting each day. Your first way to participate is to come to the user group meetings:

• 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’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.

Your second way to participate and to get in on some prizes is  to join in the social media fun. Just put out the word on social media (Twitter, Facebook, what have you) about your own #SQLVacation plans and activities and you’ll get entered into the regular prize drawings and as well as the grand prize drawing, at the end of summer.

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 (Some conditions and rules apply, so be certain to read up)! If we get a lot of community participation, we’ll do it again next year to a whole different set of cities!

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I hope to see you in person! Best regards,


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