This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of trekking to nearby Birmingham, AL for SQL Saturday #328. Seeing as Birmingham is so close to Atlanta and I hadn’t been to a SQL Saturday event since the Atlanta event in May, I figured this would be a great opportunity to make a short road trip to a venue I’d not yet attended.
The first SQL Saturday I attended was in Columbus, GA in September of 2012. Since then, I’ve attended 12 events of varying sizes. I found Birmingham to be very similar to the Columbus event — a small attendee base, but great speakers and a huge Atlanta presence. It looked like quite a few of us made the trek out to Birmingham!
I arrived at the registration desk and check-in was very smooth. As always, I had my SpeedPASS pre-printed and cut out…always make sure to do this, it saves a ton of time!
Being a smaller event, the venue was a tad confusing — a single 1-hall building with sessions and sponsors on both the first and second floors. Despite the initial confusion of finding all of the rooms and sponsors, it was pretty smooth after that.
|Samford University campus at SQL Saturday 328|