Besides surviving countless beatings from my favorite two year old and a two hour crying fit from my 4 month old son I’ve attended several great community events. Thanks wifey :).
May 3rd: Oklahoma City Developers Group: Stop Drowning In Technical Debt! As the INETA Membership Mentor of Oklahoma I set a goal this year to try and encourage more collaboration between the strong communities existing in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. To accomplish this I have presented three times so far in OKC. On May 3rd I presented to a crowd of about 50 for the lunch meeting and 20 for the evening meeting. Both meetings were great.
May 4th: MSDN Events Launch 2010 Highlights – This event was well attend and provided overview demos of Windows 7, SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2, Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4, etc.
May 13th: Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group: SharePoint 2010 Launch Event – For our May meeting we wanted to do something extra special. May 12th was the official launch of SharePoint 2010 and as a result we wanted to organize a Launch Event of our own. We held the event at Dave and Busters thanks to several general sponsors (K2, GDH Consulting, Metalogix, TEKSystems, The Rowland Group,
High Tech Resources). The event exceeded our expectations with about 50 people in attendance. We are also very thankful for Eric Shupps being our special guest speaker.
May 22nd: SQL Saturday 35 (Dallas) – I left Tulsa, OK at 3:30 in the morning to Drive down to Dallas where I met up with some friends including Shawn Weisfeld. I have never presented at a SQL Saturday before but the event is similar to other events such as code camps or SharePoint Saturdays which I regularly present at. I resented “SharePoint, A DBA’s Nightmare!” to a room of about 40 people. The session was very conversational with some great questions. The goal of the presentation was to help the audience understand SharePoint’s architecture a little better and know the pro/cons of certain decisions. We discussed such topics as database naming conventions, performance tips, and database maintenance.