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The Field Museum – SQL in the City 2012 – Chicago

August 29, 2012

Chicago is a neat down. My first PASS Summit was in Chicago, back in 1999. My wife joined me with an infant son, and we took in the last baseball game of the season that year at Comisky Park. This year I was hoping to take in a game at Wrigley Field, but the season will be over for the Cubs when I arrive in Chicago on Oct 4.

I’m arriving for the SQL in the City 2012 – Chicago event, part of our SQL in the City US Tour. We’ll be holding this one at the Field Museum, right near the lake, so guess where I’ll be running? I’ll likely job in San Francisco on Thursday before I leave, so my run along the lake will be a crack of dawn run on Friday, Oct 5. I’m hoping to convince Brent Ozar (b | t) to come with me, but I suspect he might want to sleep in before his session at the event. Maybe Jes Borland (b | t) will come instead.

Those two, along with the incredible Powershell guru Allen White (b | t), Grant Fritchey (b | t), and a number of Red Gate developers will be speaking with me at SQL in the City 2012 -  Chicago. A bunch of great sessions are packed into one day, teaching you about SQL Server, inspiring you to try new tips and tricks, training you The Red Gate Way.

2012_London_cThe Red Gate Way is a great location, good content, debate and discussion, answering your questions, and feeding you well. We talk about ways to make your job easier, give you new ideas to consider, and make learning fun. It’s our way of participating in, and improving the community.

And it’s free. Just register and come down to the Field Museum on Friday, Oct 5, 2012. If you’re really ambitious, follow me on Twitter and plan on a  6:30am run along the lake. It might be cold, so dress appropriately, and we’ll do 2 miles, looking out over the water.

Register today if you can come. I hope to shake your hand in Chicago.

This is part of my SQL in the City series, covering a few thoughts on the US tour.

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3 Comments
  1. 2 miles? You’re on. I’m usually up that early anyway. I was worried it was going to be longer distance, heh! I’m aiming for 3 miles, 3 times per week now – not going for another half marathon again anytime soon, but I need to stay in shape.

  2. 7 days a week for me, but usually around 2mi. Esp at 6:30am

  3. Steve, FYI October 7 is the Chicago Marathon, so the city is gonna start filling up with marathoners. So you may have some company when you go for your run, like it or not! I don’t think I can join you (coming in from the suburbs) just the lakefront run is beautiful. I will be at the event though.

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