October #SQLChat: Making the Most of Conferences – From Training to Networking

by Sep 20, 2018

So you're attending a training conference next month.  Maybe you're a first timer, maybe this is your 10th year.  Making sure you can make it to every session you want is a near impossible task.  Fitting in time between the "Must Sees" to meet colleagues to build your network can be a struggle too.  How do you maximize your training & networking in a 3-4 day window?

Join in on our October #SQLChat on Wednesday, October 24 at 11 AM CT with host Rie Irish (@IrishSQL) as she leads a community discussion on making the most of your conference experience. Just two weeks before the famous PASS Summit, this is a Twitter Chat you will not want to miss! Use #SQLChat to join the conversation.

Participating in our #SQLChat will give you the opportunity to explore hot industry topics with the community and IDERA product experts and have a chance to win a prize. This month’s giveaway prize is a Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack!

Here is How To Participate:  

Log into your Twitter account on October 24 and search for #SQLChat at 11 AM CT. @Idera_Software will introduce the presenters with a welcome tweet and announce the first question based around our chosen topic using #SQLChat. We recommend using TweetChat to follow along with the conversation. Presenters will then answer question through their personal Twitter accounts and @Idera_Software will retweet responses. Community members who are participating in the chat will also answer questions, and presenters and community members can then interact with each other (reply, favorite, retweet). The next question will be presented and so on… The chat will end at 12 PM ***Presenters and participants must use #SQLChat within each tweet to become part of the chat and be entered to win the giveaway prize.

*Everyone who sends out a tweet with #SQLChat between 11 AM CT and 12 PM will be automatically entered into the giveaway. The winner will be chosen at random. Please be sure you are following @Idera_Software as the winner will be notified through direct message.

About Rie:  Rie is a single Mom raising her beautiful daughter in North Georgia.  She has been a SQL Server DBA for over 20 years. She's worked in many industries including the non-profit sector, big pharma, federal contracting, eDiscovery and payment processing.  She is currently Director of Database Administration for a payment security firm in Atlanta. She is very involved with the Atlanta MDF User Group and serves as Executive Director of their SQL Saturday.  She is co-leader for the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Group. She is an IDERA Ace and a Microsoft MVP on the Data Platform.

(Blog co-written with Rie Irish