I’m really looking forward to speaking at SQL Saturday in Orange County, California this weekend. I’ve spoken at 5 of other SQL Saturday events during the past year, but this is a repeat of my first one ever. I spoke at the one held one year ago in Huntington Beach so I have a soft spot for this event. I’m delivering two sessions, Business Intelligence for Managers/Decision Makers and The Data Mining Lifecycle. For those of you who attended my Data Mining presentation last year, the one this year is not the same one. This one gets into the weeds a little more as to the process you would go through to create a valuable and successful data mining model. Make sure you check out the rest of the schedule since there are so many good speakers and sessions happening this Saturday near the corner of I-405 and Beach Boulevard.
If you haven’t been to a SQL Saturday, you’ve been missing out. These events have become gatherings of networking and knowledge exchange like no others I’ve seen. In fact, the dynamics that make these events so successful deserves a blog post by itself. Where else can you get 6 sessions of training, a panel discussion at lunch, great prizes, and fun, friendly networking with your peers…all for free?