When talking to Summit attendees the one name that comes up constantly or the one question that comes up is…
“Did you get a chance to see Buck Woody present?”
I did… and it was my first time. It was the end of the day I believe on the Thursday… I would tell you EXACTLY when but….
Anyways… back to the story… so I go into Buck Woody’s session on Policy Based Management, Data Collector, and Central management Servers and I was pretty tired as it was and the room was cooking but as soon as I walked in the door it was entertainment from start to finish…. and not just entertainment but VERY informative.
I remember back in the days of junior high and high school the teachers that stand out in my mind are the ones that were able to educate the class while adding a bit of fun and their own flavor to the material. This is Buck Woody.
We’re all at the Summit, we’re all there to learn, and we’re all excited about SQL Server BUT if you had the pleasure of seeing a Buck Woody session you should know exactly what I mean when I say this guy takes presentations to the next level.
I heard a rumor on Twitter that if the Summit was NOT in Seattle that there is a chance that Buck Woody might not be able to attend and speak due to the travel costs:
… and this is exactly why I for one DO NOT want to move the Summit out of Seattle. PASS has come right out and said that if we move the Summit from Seattle that we will NOT be able to take advantage of the all the local Microsoft folks (like Buck Woody). Now some might say I’m a little biased in my opinion because Seattle is only an hour and 45 minute flight for me… but I would feel the same way if it was in Chicago, New York, or Boston.
Anyways the goal of this post was 2 things:
1) To spread the good word about a great speaker – Buck Woody
2) To get Buck Woody to speak at EDMPASS
I’ve accomplished #1…. let’s see how I do with #2