It’s a little less than two weeks until SQL Saturday #52 in Baton Rouge. I attended last year, and thoroughly enjoyed my time in Baton Rouge, and I decided early on this was one event I wanted to return to.
I was asked by Patrick LeBlanc to give the keynote, which was exciting, and a little nerve-wracking. I have been on stage lots of times, and jointly given some keynotes, but this was the first time I’ve written a talk from scratch to give as a keynote. I guess it’s not much different than an editorial, but it feels different.
I’ve tried to make it fit the event, a free day of SQL training, along with the location, Louisiana. A number of books I’ve read have talked about making sure you tailor things to your audience, and I hope that I succeed.
I’ve been working on a short speech, and I’ve written, and rewritten it a few times over the last few months. I will run through a rehearsal this week, working on timing, and see how it goes. Then I’ll likely rewrite some pieces.
The event will be at LSU, which is a large university, and a beautiful place. The weather is hot, and humid, and hard on people, but I enjoyed running around University Lake last year and am looking forward to another lap or two this year.
If you’re in the area, or can make it, this is a fun event, and please stop and say hi.