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June 2021 Update

June 2021 Update

Hello Summer…

It’s summer in Florida and it is hot!  Kids are out of school and the pool is feeling just right!  We are working hard to provide events over the summer and have some speakers lined up for later this year.  Looking forward to getting back to in person events.  We had a lunch last month and planning a happy hour next week for all of those ready to get out and be social again.  

We have our date for SQL Saturday but we are still working on the logistics.  If you have a location that can be donated for our event, please let us know.  

We have officially started a volunteer group!  Thank you to those who have stepped up and set aside some time to help the group.  Volunteering is a selfless act that requires intention and dedication.  It’s not always easy with our schedules and we greatly appreciate those who have reached out!  This volunteer group will be focused on our lunch committee and our social media presence.  We can always use more volunteers so if you are interested, please let us know.

Meetups

  • Our next meetup is June 16th, 2021 for a happy hour in Winter Garden.  I will confirm the location after today.  Here is the link to RSVP for Meetup .  In order to have an accurate number for the venue, please update your rsvp if you will not make it.
  • July 2021 – Lunch Meetup in Kissimmee – TBD
  • Aug 2021 – virtual meetup – TBD

Red-Gate PASS

Red-Gate announces Data Community Summit on November 8-12, 2021 will be virtual and free!  If you would like to speak the call for speakers ends on 6/17/2021 at 11:59 PM PST.  Here are the links:

Submit Proposal:  https://passdatacommunitysummit.com/speakers

Register for event: https://passdatacommunitysummit.com/faq

Look for a Survey Soon…Again…Again

We finally had time to review a survey platform and gather the questions, please be on the look out for a link via meetup email very soon.  We swear this time! 😉

Pay It Forward

 

Our next pay it forward discussion/interview will be with Kendal VanDyke.  We will keep you posted on the date of this because you will not want to miss his story.
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May 2021 Update

How is May already?
I can’t believe it’s almost May already!  Pretty soon the kids will be getting out of school, vacations will be planned, oh wait… is covid over?  Seems like things are starting to turn towards a normal life and it’s getting better by the day.  Because of the busy season with families, we will likely meetup again over the summer for at least one more presentation.

Meetings This Month
Don’t forget to register and learn about being a volunteer or just join the discussion:  https://www.meetup.com/SQLOrlando/events/277454594/
In June we look forward to something new and on the other side of town, a happy hour in Winter Garden.  Sign up so we can establish the best place to meet up:  https://www.meetup.com/SQLOrlando/events/277809569/
There are also several other groups hosting events.  Check them out here:  https://sqlsaturday.com/

Got a data joke?
Share your joke with us on slack channel:  https://join.slack.com/t/sqlorlando/shared_invite/zt-pm64zohg-04hOvDkX6S2qgTrmYdcbPg
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SQLOrlando Monthly Update – November 2020

November Update

Hope you’re all safe and making the best of it. If we can help in some way, please reach out.

Meetups

Our November Virtual Lunch is this Friday (Nov 6) at noon and we’re excited to have Steve Jones from SQLServerCentral.com as our lunch guest. Fix your lunch, join the call, and spend an hour with us as we chat with Steve about SQLServerCentral, working for Redgate, being a SQL Server MVP, and more!

We’ll be having an evening meetup this month as well, details still TBA via Meetup when it’s confirmed.

In December we’ll have a virtual lunch, an evening meetup, and maybe an in-person late lunch/holiday event on December 12th at 1:30 pm in Lake Mary. We’ll open that up for registration around December 1st, please keep in mind that we’re going to have to limit attendance to keep everyone safe so only register if you’re sure you’re going.

PASS Summit 2020

Just a reminder that the PASS Summit is virtual this year and is being held the week of November 9th. There is still time to register, its about $700 for the three day event and you get access to all the recordings for a year.

PASS Voting

The annual election for the Board of Directors will open soon, you can check your voting status and vote at https://www.pass.org/MYPASS. If you’re not a PASS member I encourage you to join, it’s free, and is a great way to participate in the SQL community outside of Florida.