Every year, our budget allows for some of our consultants to travel and meet other thought leaders in the industry. They usually return with heaps of information, new ideas and a list of new things that RDB Consulting should try out.
This year, four of our database consultants will be attending renowned international conferences in our field – two will be attending Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2012 and two other consultants will be attending the SQL Bits X; SQL Server 2012 Technical Launch Conference.
Here’s a quick overview of the conferences:
This will be taking place on September 30 – October 4, 2012. Last year over 45,000 people attended this conference and there were more sponsors and exhibitors than ever before. Oracle and partner executives focus their keynotes on the latest technologies in the industry and subject matter experts from across the globe share their insights in thousands of technical sessions, demos, hands-on labs, and exhibitions.
This conference often changes the way database consultants do their jobs and some of them learn more in one week at the conference than they would learn in an entire year on the job! See some of the highlights of last year’s Oracle OpenWorld Conference
This conference is taking place on 29th – 31st March. SQL Bits is the biggest SQL Server event in Europe and they always have some of the best SQL Server content in the world.
Many of the presentations will be based on actual product deployments of SQL Server 2012. Microsoft has increased the capacity of this event to allow for 900 attendees on each day, 14 training day seminars and 70 breakout sessions. Some of the sessions already have a waiting list. See the SQL Bits program line-up