Sabbatical Interruption 1

I made it a week. Actually over a week as I hadn’t checked any work email since my last Friday at work, May 30. I’ve seen the counts creeping up in Outlook and on my phone, but I’ve made it a point to not actually open mail.

I’m not sure what happened today, but when I got a notification that my wife had sent me a note about my daughter’s volleyball camp, I hit Mail on my phone and ended up in our corporate email system. The first thing was a note from Grant, about our talk in Boston on Sept 10. I read it, because I was wondering, and replied to him.

That’s it, or it was going to be it. I saw a few spam things I deleted.

However, that wasn’t the big interruption. I had committed to speak at the Denver WIT group this coming Wednesday and while I had gotten most of the deck done, I hadn’t gotten it all, so I decided this morning would be a good time to work on it. Most of the deck is done and I know what I’m talking about, but I need to add some images and organization to the deck and practice a bit. It’s a short 30 minute talk, so that’s pretty easy for my at this point.

If you are in the Denver Tech Center this Wednesday, and want to learn about starting to speak, come join is at the Microsoft Office in the Denver Tech Center. 7595 Technology Way, Denver, Suite 400. At the intersection of I-25 and I-225. Apparently I’m doing a talk and a workshop Smile

June WIT Wednesday
  • In-Person @ 7595 Technology Way, Suite 400 Denver , Colorado, United States (map)
  • 17:3020:30 Mountain Daylight Time
  • Language: English
Featured Presentation:
Creating Your First Technical Speaking Opportunity
Steve Jones, Editor SQLServerCentral.com

This session will cover the basics of choosing a topic, writing an abstract, building a slide deck, and finding an opportunity to deliver your presentation.

About Steve:
Steve Jones has been working with SQL Server since 1991 and has been a DBA in a variety of large and small companies and industries. In 2001, Steve founded SQLServerCentral.com with two partners and has been publishing technical articles and facilitating discussions among SQL Server professionals ever since. He currently is the full-time editor of SQLServerCentral, owned by Red Gate Software.

Abstract Workshop
Steve Jones, Editor SQLServerCentral.com

We will brainstorm on potential presentation topics and write up draft abstracts.

About Steve:
Steve Jones has been working with SQL Server since 1991 and has been a DBA in a variety of large and small companies and industries. In 2001, Steve founded SQLServerCentral.com with two partners and has been publishing technical articles and facilitating discussions among SQL Server professionals ever since. He currently is the full-time editor of SQLServerCentral, owned by Red Gate Software.

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