SQLBits – My experience as a SPEAKER – 10 March 2012

Hi Friends,

Speaking at SQL Server conferences is something that I cherish a lot, even more when it is outside my home country, India. It is indeed a privilege to interact with global audience and share knowledge. It is an unmatched and unforgettable experience. And this time, it was a pleasure speaking at SQLBits in London in March 2012.

I delivered a session on Indexes which was well appreciated by the audience. Even more contenting is when you receive follow up emails after your session, congratulating on a wonderful session πŸ™‚

Apart from delivering my session, I had the pleasure of meeting many SQL MVPs & MCMs once again; many of my friends from US & UK. I also got the opportunity to interact with the SQL CAT team and a couple of PMs from the SQL product team.

I do not know the exact headcount of attendees but there were certainly more than 800 SQL geeks on each day of the conference. The conference was hosted in Novotel, East London. Here are some pics from the conference.

Overall, it was a great conference with good networking opportunities. Kudos to the organizers; they did a fantastic job !

I look forward to my next conference which is the Mother of all conferences – announcing that shortly πŸ™‚

For all the photos and larger versions, visit;


With Ramesh (SQL workshops) & his wife


The lunch/refreshments area


With Conor Cunningham – really enjoyed the interaction with him


With John Welch, Jamie Thomson & Itay Barun (Party time πŸ™‚


Keynote by Quentin Clark


With Mark Souza, Michael Rys, Quentin Clark



With Kevin Kline – nice personality to talk to and his leadership talks are motivating !


With Alberto Ferrari & Marco Russo (the BI geeks) – enjoyed by Tabular vs UDM discussion with them


The SQL CAT team


My session pic


My session pic


Closing note…


With Buck Woody


With Adam Machanic


And the best of all – SQLServerGeeks.com gets a mention πŸ™‚




About Amit Bansal

Amit Bansal is always brainstorming around SQL Server. Despite working with SQL since 1997, he is amazed that he keeps learning new things every single day. SQL Server is AB's first love, and his wife does not mind that. He tries to share as much and spreads the SQL goodness. Internals and Performance Tuning excites him, and also gives him sleepless nights at times, simply because he is not a genius, but quite a hard worker and does not give up. It has been a long and exciting journey since 1997, you can read here: http://sqlmaestros.com/amit-bansal/ He is on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/A_Bansal

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