Just attended SQL Saturday annual event in NYC.
That was incredible! A lot of familiar faces and many faces I've remembered since the Last year's event.
I'd rate that event as a top SQL Saturday on the East Coast.
Hundreds of participants, the top SQL Gurus, the biggest SQL industry sponsors....
That SQL Saturday was different than others. It was more innovative and advanced.
Multiple times during the event I heard that I have to forget what I've learned and start over again.
That was because multiple new technologies are just emerged or being shaped.
Starting from Solid State Devices, that require different administration practice and finishing with newest release of SQL Server 2014 with it's tables in memory, that require special programming technics.
That is very hard to translate in that blog all new concepts I've got from there and describe all sessions I've attended, so, will publish only pictures with some comments.
First floor. Security-volunteers distribute passes into the building
6-th floor. 7 A.M. - almost empty
MS Tech Center
Volunteers are getting ready for early registration
Confio gave away Kindle Fire HD
Everybody knows Pragmatic Works
Natasha is not tired yet
Another russian face
Lanch time discussion "Women in technology"
Kevin presents "Barbi Astronaut"
After presentation discussion
Getting ready for prizes.
Trowing away flash-memory cards' killers (aka USB car chargers)
Some kind of information that probably nobody got.
Prizes started from SIOS
Some people did not believe that everything is fair and wanted to get their name by themselves :-)
WOW!!!! Melissa won a Kindle!!!
Rise hand how are first time at SQL Saturday
The main prize of the event - backpack from PASS 2012 conference.