Twelve is a Magic Number

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A massive congratulations to the SQLBits team for announcing what will become the 12th iteration of the UKs finest and largest SQL Server conference. Putting on events at this scale by such a small core team demands huge respect and I sincerely thank them for doing so. I have personally learnt a ton of information and grown as a person and as a SQL Professional because of their efforts and I know many others in the industry feel the same way too.

The location this year is Telford, and I must confess to not knowing a great deal about this Town in the West Midlands. After a close inspection of Wikipedia, it tells me that Telford is a new town formed in the 1960s and ’70s from a collection of neighbouring smaller towns and close by is the famous landmark known as Ironbridge Gorge which was the first Iron Bridge of its kind in the World! I was already familiar with this due to my Mother raving to me many years ago about a Sweet shop that can be found there where you could buy lots of Olde World favourites such as Poor Bens, Coltsfoot Rock and Lemon Sherberts :)

As always, I look forward to see what the organisers have planned for us all, and encourage you to check out the event as the details start trickling through and perhaps consider submitting a session? I know you won’t regret it and hope to see you there!

If you need any further encouragement (really!?), I recommend that you check out my following SQLBits related posts:

T-SQL Tuesday #41 – I ♥ SQLBits
SQLBits 8 – finis!
Standing upon the shoulders of Giants
SQLBits 7 the forgotten photos part 1
SQLBits 7 the forgotten photos part 2
SQLRally and beyond
Speaker Training day

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