It’s been a good week at SQL Bits. This is my favorite conference, and the organizers go out of their way to make it a fun and sustainable event.
I brought three different shirts. Day one:
and Day 3:
The conference center in Newport is fairly large, and dedicated to Wales. We see the dragon out front.
I even got a chance to stand next to this, and it’s pretty big.
And castles inside. The theme for the week was dungeons and dragons, and Redgate joined in with the castle theme.
Overall, the Expo was a nice success, and often busy with the food (and coffee) available inside.
We even had a mini dragon for Lego Steve
And more full sized dragons
There were the bean bag chairs everywhere, with the updated logo on one side. Sponsor logos were on the reverse side.
There was a big wall where artists were sketch noting after sessions. I thought this was pretty cool. I forgot to check after mine, but I was saying good bye and getting ready to leave and forgot to look.
Overall, it was a great week, and again, an amazing conference put on by the SQL Bits crew. I enjoyed it and look forward to coming back in the future. Wales was a great site, and I had a lot of smiles, laughs, and fun with others.
The Redgate crew was great, and it was nice to spend time with them, something I don’t always get to do at events.
The party was a lot of fun as well, with some amazing costumes. Some random shots here:
As I walked back through Heathrow, I always pass this iconic image, which both makes me smile and brings up a little sadness as I leave the UK. Another great trip though.