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My SQL Saturday Experience #SQLsat175

I just recently completed my presentation at SQL Saturday in Fargo. The experience was excellent. The facilities at the Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre in Fargo were outstanding. Very impressive organization throughout the entire event. I am very much looking forward to presenting at future SQL Saturdays.

I was presenting on my experiences installing and configuring SSRS and SharePoint over the last few months. It was a bit of a journey and the presentation was my homage to the multiple Blog posts that helped me through my issues.

It was very gratifying to hear that other people had also encountered the same issues that I had. When you create a new presentation, it is always a nervous experience to learn if people find value in your presentation. Thankfully, the attendees did find the presentation valuable and had run into the same issues I had.

Thanks to everyone who attended and for their great questions and discussion after the presentation. It was very enjoyable, and I met some great people whom  I hope to trade experiences with in the future. 🙂

My only regret is that the Microsoft store wasn’t open on the weekend. I think we will definitely need to make a special trip down to Faro again to visit the store in the future.

Thanks again for the organizers for selecting my talk. I was honoured to present with the other speakers. I hope I can speak at other SQL Saturdays in the future.

Cheers

Terry

About Terry Bunio

Terry Bunio is passionate about his work as the Manager of the Project Management Office at the University of Manitoba. Terry oversees the governance on Information Technology projects to make sure the most important projects are being worked on in a consistent and effective way. Terry also provides leadership on the customized Project Methodology that is followed. The Project Methodology is a equal mix of Prince2, Agile, Traditional, and Business Value. Terry strives to bring Brutal Visibility, Eliminating Information islands, Right Sizing Documentation, Promoting Collaboration and Role-Based Non-Consensus, and short Feedback Loops to Minimize Inventory to the Agile Project Management Office. As a fan of pragmatic Agile, Terry always tries to determine if we can deliver value as soon as possible through iterations. As a practical Project Manager, Terry is known to challenge assumptions and strive to strike the balance between the theoretical and real world approaches for both Traditional and Agile approaches. Terry is a fan of AWE (Agile With Estimates), the Green Bay Packers, Winnipeg Jets, and asking why?

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