SQLAuthority News – TechED 2011 – Bangalore – An Unforgettable Experience – Day 3

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Day 3 – March 25, 2011

Pinal Dave at TechEd 2011

My wife woke me up at 5.00 AM. Two hours of power sleep seemed inadequate as I had only less than 6 hours of sleep during the last 3 days. Today was a big day for me. I had to present two sessions. I got ready quickly, and headed towards the hotel. While I was traveling, I was continuously thinking about my sessions.

Pinal Dave at TechEd 2011

I reached the TechEd Venue at 7.00 AM and attended an-hour-long meeting with senior officers for the community. I was very happy as I strongly believed that throughout the year, I will be able to help community really well. I got the much-needed blessings from my senior officers for the same. I headed to Database Administrator Track with Vinod Kumar. As I said, it was a very important day for me.

Pinal Dave at TechEd 2011

I presented the following two topics during the sessions.

  1. Understanding SQL Server Behavioral Pattern – SQL Server Extended Events
  2. SQL Server Waits and Queues – Your Gateway to Performance Troubleshooting

Pinal Dave at TechEd 2011

You can read about them at the following links:

Pinal Dave at TechEd 2011

My both sessions had more than 200 attendees. I was glad and motivated to see considerable interest of so many people on this advanced 400 level subject. My both sessions had excellent participation and also lots of questions. I enjoy presenting the sessions more when attendees are interested and they start asking questions on various subjects that I am presenting.

Pinal Dave at TechEd 2011

I was pretty exhausted after my both my sessions. However, I still managed to attend three more sessions myself on the same day.

  1. Vinod Kumar presented on ”Database Recovery and Backup” – A simple but really interesting session.
  2. Prem Mehra presented on “SQL Server Consolidation” – A real world scenario based session.
  3. Balmukund Lakhani presented on ‘AlwaysOn – High Availability Solution’ – A session looking at the future version of the SQL Server.

Vinod Kumar

It was the third day, and I had not seen my daughter. I was really missing her this time. As from last few days, every day when I left home, she was sleeping, and when I reached home, she was sleeping as well. On the third day, I was missing my daughter immensely. I called up Nupur and Shaivi for lunch with me at Hotel. Nupur and Shaivi both visited me during the lunch time, and I played few games with Shaivi. Nupur also met few of her friends, and they returned back home.

Anil Kumble and Gaurav Kapoor

The third day was yet not over for me. After the five sessions, I went back to keynote area as we were about to have Anil Kumble as keynote speaker. He did an excellent job and discussed about team spirit and his experience as a cricketer. He was fun and inspiring. I really loved how he presented balanced views. One of the attendee in audience asked a very nasty question, and I loved the way he dodged it with a polite reply.

Pinal Shaivi Nupur

After the keynote, I rushed to party sponsored by sponsors. It was very good to unwind with community folks after a very successful event. I also rushed to another party right after this, where I met all the key people who had made this event successful. Finally, I decided to relax and mingle with friends – we were there till 1.00 AM. I left the venue at around 1.00 AM in the morning for home.

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

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