SQLAuthority News – TechED 2011 – Bangalore – An Unforgettable Experience – Day 1

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Day 1 – March 23, 2011

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After my 3 hours of power sleep, I was up before 5.00 AM. I got ready and headed to TechEd Venue. Even though it was pretty early and very dark, it took me around 45 minutes to reach the venue from my home. When I reached there, I met Vinod Kumar, who had reached there before me. We talked a bit; I had a chat with my manager, and then moved very quickly to location where database track was about to happen. Everything seemed alright at the location; so, I once again headed to the Hotel Lobby as I was expecting many other friends to be there.

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I met so many people there and I almost lost count of them. I had great pleasure meeting Abhishek Kant (MVP Lead) once again. We shared a few words with each other. After couple of calls, I finally spotted Jacob Sebastian – SQL Server MVP and a very close friend. Jacob and I both worked together in the Ahmedabad community. We worked together in almost every event that happened in the Gujarat region. Jacob and I talked for about an hour and headed towards Keynote. We had excellent key note speakers and cheered at the new technology announcements.

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When I returned from keynote, I met Rushabh Mehta (PASS Global President and Solid Quality India CEO). I talked for a while with him regarding SQL PASS community. It is always a pleasure to meet him as he has such an interesting vision for PASS for India. Along with few friends and SQL Professionals, I headed towards, Database Development Track. I am a database guy, and I am very interested to hear others who are talk about SQL Server.

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I attended all the sessions in this track. However, there are two tracks which kept me on edge as I came across some new and useful information.

  1. Jacob Sebastian presented on ‘T-SQL Worst Practices’ – I really enjoyed it as it talked about what not to do in reality.
  2. Vinod Kumar presented on ‘Unexplained of SQL Server Security’ – I learned a few new things over here.

After these sessions, I also went and participated in Chalk Talk of ‘100 TB Migration’ subject. It was fun to attend the questions and talk to people.

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Well, the day ended with partying. It was a speaker party, and all the Microsoft biggies were attending the same. This great place brewed with some intelligent conversations ‑ in short, a wonderful party and a good place to meet great people.

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Right after the party, I headed towards keynote area which could accommodate more than 3000 people. I went there and did a dry run of the my Demo-X for next day.

When I was returning home, I noticed that it was already 11.00 PM, and there was an hour of journey to reach home.

Nupur (my wife) and Shaivi (my daughter) were already asleep when I returned home. I had not talked to Shaivi the whole day – and I felt slightly guilty for the same.

Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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