SQLCruise – Learn. Network. Relax. Grow… Just add water.
I recently attended my first SQLCruise, and trying to summarize a week full of experiences is difficult. Let me skip straight to the important part:
Did I learn anything?
Was it worth it?
Would I attend again?
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When I sat down to write this post I struggled to figure out how to start. SQL Server training? Yes! On a Cruise? Yes! Is that business or pleasure? Yes! Is it a technical conference or a vacation? Yes!
It shows just how unique the SQLCruise concept is. Instead of writing about what it is (you can read all about that on the SQLCruise website anyway), I want to focus on why I decided to attend SQLCruise.
Why? Because I want to use uppercase, bold and italic letters whenever I write about it :)
YAY, I’m attending SQLCruise Mediterranean 2015 and I’m SO EXCITED!
There are many reasons why I’m so excited. SQLCruise Mediterranean is a one-time event to celebrate the 10th (!) SQLCruise, and I’m so happy I get to be part of it. From a personal point of view, I get to fulfill my lifelong dream of going on a cruise, see and explore new cities around the Mediterranean, hang out with old friends and make new friends to share experiences and memories with. From a professional point of view, I get to expand my network, learn from some of the most knowledgeable people in the SQL Server community, discuss real challenges we face in projects, and maybe even improve my soft skills and get career advice.
I truly believe that attending SQLCruise is one of the best things I can do for myself this year to grow both personally and professionally. I’m investing in my future and I’m sure I will leave with more friends, knowledge and memories than I can imagine. I will for sure do my best to have fun and make it a truly amazing experience.
SQL on a Cruise? This is going to be the best vacation ever! :)