OK, everyone it’s time to come out west. There are two SQL Saturday’s scheduled for April 9th, 2011 here on the west coast. Personally I’d love to see you all show up at our SQL Saturday event down here in Huntington Beach (Orange County, CA). The weather will be beautiful (OK so I can’t guarantee it, but there’s like a 95% chance of great weather in April in Orange County).
The SQL Saturday is just a few minute drive from the beach, if you want to bring your families and they like the beach. If the beach isn’t their thing Disneyland is only a 30 minute drive away (the multi-day tickets are a MUCH better deal than paying for single day tickets, Costco usually has a pretty good deal on tickets as well) and what family doesn’t like going to Disneyland while mom or dad is at SQL Saturday. There’s plenty of great shopping in the area at South Coast Plaza (just 5-10 minutes down the freeway) as well as The Spectrum (about 20 minutes down the freeway. We’ve got a great after party in the planning, that some of the local MVPs are putting together.
Hopefully you can make it out here for the SQL Saturday. We had about 150 people last year (with 6 weeks notice) and this time we are hoping for 250. If you can make it down, we’d love to have you and you’ll probably get a pretty good turn out.
If you’ll be flying in Orange County (SNA) airport is the closest, Long Beach (LGB) is the next closest, Los Angeles (LAX) is the next (but this airport is huge and is a pain to fly through). Your next best choice is Ontario (ONT) but is about an hour from the SQL Saturday site. Andrew and his team have gotten a great hotel setup for us at the Huntington Beach Marriott. If you are going to stay at a different hotel, check with Andrew or me first as some of the hotels in the area really suck. I used to work down the street from the college where SQL Saturday will be held, so I know where the decent hotels are.
So take a look at the schedule to see what’s already been submitted (probably not much yet) and submit some sessions.
See you in April.