Here’s why I’m travelling 4735 miles to go to SQLRally Dallas!

I’m hugely honoured to be speaking at SQLRally Dallas on Friday May 11th. My subject is ‘Business Intelligence and Azure: SSIS and SSRS Focus’ and I’ll be doing a demo which shows, ‘end to end’, how we can take some data, load it into the cloud usng SSIS, and then review it in SSRS. 

The whole Schedule is here so I hope you’ll think about coming along! There is an awesome list of speakers, and you can find the full Twitter list here

Now, I’ll be travelling 4735.87 miles – or 4112.63 nautical miles – or 7621.65 kilometres to travel from London to Dallas. I’ve never been to Dallas before, so I must admit that I’m nervous. I’m looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones!

However, I’m travelling all that way to see my SQLFamily. I love being part of the SQLPass community. So if it is your first time at SQLRally – please come and say ‘hi’! I’ve never been to Dallas before, so I’m new too! Please make sure to say ‘hi’ at the Community Corner. 

I attended SQLRally Nordic last year in Stockholm, Sweden, and it was just an immense experience. It felt like home since there were so many people there, who were passionate about all and any aspect of SQL Server, and I would love to go again. At SQLRally Nordic, I unleashed my inner Viking. In Dallas, I’ll unleash my inner Texan, and I’m looking forward to joining in all the community fun!

There’s a serious side to SQLRally too. There’s a range of real experts, willing to share their knowledge and experience with you. I will share my knowledge on Azure, which I hope will help to make people’s jobs a bit easier by ramping them from zero to hero in Azure, pretty quickly! I will also be learning as well; there is an awesome list of speakers and I’m really looking forward to it. 

Without further ado, I’ve popped a lot of SQLRally information here for you, and I do hope you’ll register. If you see a little Scottish woman looking a bit lost, please come and say hi because it will be me!

Register by April 29 to receive the special rate of $399! 

SQLPASS have reserved May 10-11 for the most value-packed 2 days of SQL Server and BI training and networking you’ll find anywhere. Join over 500 SQL Server professionals and some of the best known SQL Server speakers from across North America for:

SQLPASS are also offering these 7 deep-dive pre-conference seminars taking place prior to the conference on May 8-9 – get a sneak peek at the pre-cons in this Q&A series with our speakers.
Precon costs $219.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

How to be a DBA – A Utility Belt of tools
Database Administration (DBA)
Tjay Belt (Imagine Learning)
Chris Shaw (AMS)
Storage For the DBA
Database Administration (DBA)
Denny Cherry (

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

99 Tips for Tuning and Enhancing Analysis Services
Business Intelligence (BI)
Greg Galloway (Artis Consulting)
How to Perform a SQL Server Health Check
Database Administration (DBA)
Brad McGehee (Red Gate Software)


Still need approval to attend? Check out our tips on how to justify your attendance.
Register for SQLRally Dallas today!

One thought on “Here’s why I’m travelling 4735 miles to go to SQLRally Dallas!

  1. Hi Jen! It's me Pedro! I presented before you in SQL Saturdays 115 Lisbon!

    Amazing blog you have here… you never stop?! 🙂

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