Yeah, it was 2 weeks ago, but I'm finally blogging about something!
I presented Revenge: The SQL! at SQL Saturday #77 in Pensacola on June 4. The session abstract is here, and you can download the slides from that page too. You can see how I look in the speaker's shirt here.
Overall it went pretty well. I discovered a new bit of evil just that morning and in a carefully considered, agonizing decision-making process that was full documented, tested, and approved…nah, I just went ahead and added it at the last minute. Which worked out even better than (not) planned, since it screwed me up a bit and made my point perfectly. I had a few fans in the audience, and one of them recorded it for
blackmail material posterity.
I'd like to thank Karla Landrum (blog | twitter) and all the volunteers for putting together such a great event, and for being kind enough to let me present. (Note to Karla: I'll get the next $100 to you as soon as I can. Might need a few extra days on the next $100.)
Thanks to Audrey (blog | twitter), Peg, and Dorothy for attending and keeping the heckling down. Thanks also to Aaron (blog | twitter) for providing room and board and also not heckling. Thanks to Julie (blog | twitter) for coming up with the title for the presentation. (boo to Julie for getting sick and bailing out on us) And thanks to all of them for listening to a preview and offering their suggestions and advice!
Cross your fingers that I get accepted at SQL Saturday 81 in Birmingham, SQL Saturday 85 in Orlando, or SQL Saturday 89 in Atlanta, or just attend them anyway!