Summit 2016–Setup

Tuesday was the first real day of the Summit for me, and a long, all day event. First, a lovely breakfast with Micky Steuwe, during which she presented me with a lovely glass art piece she made herself.

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I’ll treasure this, as personal, thoughtful gifts are touching. Thanks, Mickey.

Then it was the annual SQL Saturday organizers meeting. I had a short, 5 minute talk about trying to create slimmer, more affordable events. I indulged myself with a couple snaps from the stage.

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After that it was booth setup day. I’m not sure I did a lot, especially during the laptop setup since I don’t usually do the fine technical work here. I’m usually involved in carrying things, and with nothing to carry for awhile…

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It’s something to see the raw exhibition hall, which is really a construction zone. People are everywhere, working to get various booths assembled.

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When it comes together, things look really good and it’s a much different space. That’s good because I’ll spend most of Wednesday and Thursday in there.

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I also got to go prize shopping for the #RedgateRocks event on Thursday. It’s fun to try and be creative and find things people might enjoy. I also got to see our SQL Prompt playing cards, which are really cool.

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Then back to the convention center for the evening. Conversations with lots of old and new friends, and even a few selfies.

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A very long day, and off to bed relatively early for me. Then up again this morning, a short working, and now time to head back.

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