After months of planning, I’m proud to announce the launch of SQL Excursions. Founded by Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master Denny Cherry, SQL Excursions is designed to provide fun, educational SQL Server training events. The excursions will be held in beautiful locations across the US (and eventually world wide). Each excursion will also have social events for the session attendees as well as spouses, partners, guests, etc. so that they can come to the excursion and not be bored by the technical sessions.
Each excursion will have top notch speakers, typically Microsoft MVPs and/or Microsoft Certified Master recipients. As each excursion is announced the speaker and session outline will be posted as well. What will make this training different from other kinds of training is that while a basic outline will be posted with what the speakers are planning on speaking about, the exact content will be voted on by you, the session attendees. This will ensure that the you receive the sessions that will be of the most use to you in your day to day work life.
Our typical excursion will be a two day focused event with around 16 hours of sessions over the course of the two days, with plenty of socializing after the formal sessions are over. The third (optional) day will be a full social day with speakers, guests, sponsors, etc. all out having a great time together.
We are currently planning an excursion for the September time frame, in Napa, California. We haven’t nailed down a date yet, but as soon as we have one set it will be announced. As soon as we have the date selected, and the prices set, we’ll have a sign up form posted as well.
In additional to posting information about our excursions here, be sure to check out our Facebook page as well as our Twitter account @SQLExcursions. You can also join our news letter via the sign up form at the bottom right of the blog’s home page (don’t worry, we wouldn’t ever give your email address out to anyone).
Thanks, and I look forward to great times ahead!