It has been quite a while since I’ve spoke at a SQL Saturday, partly because Michigan has taken a pass on hosting one the last couple years. These things are tough to get going and I have great respect for the few select individuals that grab the bull by the horns and see the event through to the end.
The last time I was caught off guard by a major upgrade to my hacking tools. Brand new stuff is not something a speaker should try to implement 2 days before the presentation for the sake of the demos and for the sake of their attendees. But I couldn’t resist and it actually went quite well.
Hopefully my history with these risks right before the presentation don’t blow up but I have another last minute enhancement. I trashed all my VMs and installed a 500GB V NAND SSD. O boy, is it sweet. Hopefully, it will help my presentation fit into the 60 minute time slot.
I’ll follow up with a recap of the event because I also plan on soaking up some valuable skills from the other attendees and speakers.