It started out pretty casually. In the speaker room, someone asked if anyone had an adapter because they heard the room they were in didn’t have an HDMI connector but VGA. I said I think I had an adapter so I pulled out my bag and suddenly heard the sounds of impressed speakers. (It may have been laughter but I’m going to go with “impressed speakers”) Which led me to this tweet:
Now that SQL Saturday Boston is over (along with the rest of my insane September), I’m finally able to reflect on the whole event.
My first SQL Saturday Boston was as an attendee when it was held out at one of the colleges in Wellesley, MA (either Wellesley College or Regis College – I don’t remember which one.) I missed one or two of the SQL Saturdays after that because I was late registering and SQL Saturday Boston fills up quickly. I managed to volunteer at SQL Saturday #500 helping in the morning at the speaker and sponsor check-in table. I had spoken at my first SQL Saturday before the SQL Saturday Boston BI 2017 but I didn’t submit my T-SQL 101 session because it was a BI Edition SQL Saturday and I didn’t think it met the criteria for a BI session.
This year, I had the honor to be on the organizing committee. It was an interesting experience to see the same event from so many different perspectives.