I’m here for the last day of UKOUG Tech17 and it’s been an awesome event. This is my first time to this event while in Birmingham and although quite the party town on the weekends, its a great city to have an event like UKOUG’s trio of events during the week.
I was welcomed to great turnouts to both my presentations and then enjoyed numerous sessions by other’s, such as Richard Foote, Jonathan Lewis, Roger MacNicol and others that one might not get a chance to see in at most US Oracle User Group events.
My biggest challenge in my second session was that I was in the Hall 1, (aka the big arse room) where I couldn’t see anything past the main lights, so decided quickly to skip any questions during the session and asked folks to come see me afterwards. Even with microphones half way up the theater, I was picturing the comedy of me trying to figure out where the question was coming from and what was being said beyond the echo in the huge chamber.
There were numerous social get-togethers around the conference, but with so many November events and travel, I found that I was a little less social than I would be normally. I still had plenty of opportunity to catch up with folks and it was lovely to see everyone.
This is the last event for the year with travel for me, so next week I’m home and have Microsoft’s Pass Marathon virtual event, where I and a number of other experts will be sharing our knowledge on Linux for the SQL Server DBA.
If you haven’t had the chance to work with SQL Server 2017 on Linux, it’s a simple process to install Docker, (who doesn’t have Docker on their laptop these days??) and add the image for SQL Server 2017, so seriously consider the option to get familiar with the newest version of SQL Server with the new OS.
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