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#OKPASS – I’m Leaving on a Jetplane

OK so this will be another first for me…. I’ve done plenty of remote presentations (via LiveMeeting) for PASS Chapters around the world but this will be the first time I’ve actually flown to another PASS Chapter (OKPASS)  and presented live in person! 🙂

Something that I’ve always envied about speakers in the US is how easy it is for them to travel (either by plane or driving) to other PASS chapters that are nearby.  From where I live (Edmonton) the ONLY PASS Chapter that is not an minimum of a 10 hour drive is Calgary PASS (Where I’ll be presenting in July) so this is really exciting for me.

PASS is trying to help Regional Mentors get out to the chapters in their region for more “face time” by (currently on a trial basis) allocating some budget money for regional mentors travel expenses.  I think this is an amazing opportunity for Regional Mentors to get out to a chapter that they haven’t been to before, do a presentation, and get some face to face contact.  I know I wouldn’t of been able to present in person for OKPASS if it wasn’t for this so I’m really excited (and thankful) for the opportunity!

Meeting details below:

Date: May 26th 2012
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Landmark II Building, Suite #702, 1708 Dolphin Ave. Kelowna, B.C.
Speaker: Colin Stasiuk
Topic: SQL 2012 – When Worlds Collide

Session Abstract:

This intro to SQL Server 2012 presentation is going to look at some of the new features and functionality for not only the DBAs (EDMPASS) but also the developers (EDMUG). For the developers in the audience we’re going to discuss and demo new features like paging, result sets, sequence numbers and throws and for the DBAs in the room we’ll discuss AlwaysOn, contained databases, and user defined server roles. Hopefully this will help get you prepared and excited for the upcoming newly released version – SQL Server 2012.

Presenter Information: Colin Stasiuk ( blog | twitter )

Colin Stasiuk is an MCP, MCTS SQL 2005/2008, MCITP DBDEV, and MCITP DBA. Currently, he is an independent consultant contracted to Invidi Technologies Corporation and also provides remote database support and monitoring through his SQL Wingmen service offering. Colin is an accomplished Microsoft SQL Server DBA who has been working with SQL Server since 1996. He is the owner of Benchmark IT Consulting and is always willing to lend a hand with questions in many SQL Server community forums and via Twitter. His specialties include SQL Server Administration, Performance Tuning, Security, Best Practice / Standards, Upgrades, and Consolidation. Colin is the Regional Mentor for PASS Canada, President and founder of EDMPASS, and co-author of Pro SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management.

If you’d like to chat with me about this or anything else (SQL or other) please leave a comment or hit me up on my Twitter: @ColinStasiuk

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  1. Chris Wood says:

    Say HI to Jamie. Good luck with your presentation.


  2. Shaun says:

    This is a great program where you can get out there and meet face to face. With all the social media and other methods for video communication, nothing can replace the in person approach. Glad to see PASS is helping provide a more rich experience.

    I’m also glad to see Focus Corporation donate the meeting space for this event too!

  3. Jamie says:

    Looking forward to it!

  4. swebit says:

    good luck brother

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