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SQL Saturday 121 In Philadelphia - A recap

Jun 19 2012No Comments by justin

The weekend of June 9th was a double first for me. I attended my first SQL Saturday, and also spoke at it. Here is my review. SQL Amtrak: Going Solo When I learned my talk was accepted, I tried to organize a group Amtrak trip to SQL Saturday for anyone in the NYC area, or for anyone who I could convince to fly into EWR. I convinced no one, but I realize Amtrak is a hit or miss kind of thing. Regardless, its always fun to take the train. More leg room than a plane, and an electric outlet. My …

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All Aboard #SQLAmtrak

Apr 28 2012No Comments by justin

Update: I have settled on the train. I have three announcements in this post. First of all, I'd like to announce that I will be speaking at SQL Saturday 121 in Malvern, PA, just outside of one of my favorite cities, Philadelphia. Secondly, I'd like to announce that I will be taking Amtrak there from Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Finally, I'm inviting you all to join me in a little adventure I'd like to call #SQLAmtrak! Why #SQLAmtrak? Because I love traveling by rail, and I'm sure I'm not …

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What #SQLFamily means to me.

Dec 29 2011No Comments by justin

Warning folks, this is a non-technical post. Recently, a post on the official SQL Server blog stated that for each of the first 400 "what #SQLFamily means to me" stories submitted to sqlfamilysubmission@live.com, $50 would be donated to The Pragmatic Works Foundation to train veterans in IT skills. I just submitted my entry, which I have reproduced below. My name is Justin Dearing, and I have worked in various capacities in the IT industry since December 2002. This is my #SQLFamily story. it …

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