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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 has worked for Protegra for 14+ years because of the professionalism, people, and culture. Terry started as a software developer and found his technical calling in Data Architecture. Terry has helped to create Enterprise Operational Data Stores and Data Warehouses for the Financial and Insurance industries. Along the way Terry discovered that he enjoys helping to build teams, grow client trust and encourage individual career growth, completing project deliverables, and helping to guide solutions. It seems that some people like to call that Project Management. As a practical Data Modeller and Project Manager, Terry is known to challenge assumptions and strive to strike the balance between the theoretical and real world approaches for both Data Modelling and Agile. Terry considers himself a born again agilist as Agile implemented according to the Lean Principles has made him once again enjoy Software Development and believe in what can be accomplished. Terry is a fan of Agile implemented according to the Lean Principles, the Green Bay Packers, Winnipeg Jets, Operational Data Stores, 4th Normal Form, and asking why

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