T-SQL Tuesday #145: The Pandemic, Costa Rica, and Events

Invitation from Xavier Morera.

Welcome back to this blog party tradition that has been going strong for years!

I am really happy to be hosting this month and since we are in the middle-ish (hopefully closer to the end) of a pandemic, I would like to ask you the following question:

How much do you love meeting in person, where would you like for your next event to take place, and why Costa Rica?

I am no stranger to in-person events. In fact, I’ve spent a good deal of my life traveling all over the world, teaching technologists from all kinds of companies – big and small – on a wide range of subjects.

Some of the places I have traveled are fantastic for that real-world interaction that we all need.

Yes, remote work is nice and many companies and employees have indeed found out that you can actually work from home in an efficient manner.

However, IMHO, there is no replacement for that feeling of walking into the presentation hall, having the chance to talk to experts and meet new and interesting people that are most likely having the same problems as you, or that are trying to change the world one application/solution at a time.

Now, help me by answering these questions:

  1. Which is your favorite conference and why?
  2. Which is the best venue that you have visited for a tech conference?
  3. Who is the best presenter that you have ever listened to?
  4. Which location would you like for your next event to take place and why Costa Rica?

Let me know what you think!

Request to Host T-SQL Tuesday

Note: Organization of the T-SQL Tuesday blog party has changed to Steve Jones as of July 2018.

In order to manage the hosting, I’ve set up this page to allow  you to leave a comment  contact me and request a date. Ping me on Twitter (@way0utwest) as that’s the best way to find me. Use either a mention or a direct message.

If you request a chance at hosting, you must abide by the rules for T-SQL Tuesday. I do maintain a list of banned hosts, and if you do not abide by the rules, you will be banned from hosting in the future.

I would also request that if you are selected, you do the following:

  • Set a reminder for either the first Monday or Tuesday of your month to post the invitation on your blog.
  • At this time, post a note on Twitter that the invitation is live
  • Ping me when you post the invitation
  • Set a reminder for the second Monday and/or Tuesday of the month to send some reminders on Twitter about your invitation and ask that others post (or pre-schedule a few)
  • Set a reminder for sometimes the day after (second Wednesday) through that next Saturday to review posts and write a roundup/summary
  • Set a reminder for the third Tuesday of the month to be sure you’ve posted a roundup
  • Ping me when you post the round up / summary

If you are selected, I will also ask that your topic be ready a month in advance in case the previous host has issues. In that case, I’ll move your month up.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you host in the future.

Steve Jones