Two years ago, I went to my very first SQL Saturday, #31, Chicago 2010. It was awesome. It introduced me to the SQL Community At Large, and I met people who would become my closest friends. I also watched, among others, Brent Ozar present on his sp_blitz script and heard Brad McGehee talk about execution plans.

Chicago is once again host to SQL Saturday, this time #119, on Saturday, May 19, 2012. I’ll be heading down to meet friends, learn more about SQL Server 2012 and virtualization, and present!

My first stop will be the SQL Friends lunch at Buca di Beppo on Friday, May 18. The star of the show, who I may have a list of 20 questions for, is none other than fellow LTD blogger Ted Krueger. There are still spots available, so register today!

I’ll be presenting “Reporting Services: From Basic to WOW!” after lunch. I’ve given this session many times, including PASS Summit last year, and every time it is fun and both I and the attendees learn something!

Register now for SQL Saturday #119 Chicago 2012!

Downtown Chicago

Photo by Brent Ozar

Actual scenery:

Photo courtesy of DeVry University