Now that 2014 is upon us, it’s time for us to start promoting the Spring show of our SQLintersection conference. This year the Spring show will be in Orlando, FL at the JW Marriott Grand Lakes during the week of April 14th, with pre-con and post-con workshops.

Remember that this is *our* show – we actually own the conference company – so we control all aspects of the show (including the speakers, the sessions, the workshops, the format, the schedule, and everything else) to make sure you get the best possible conference experience and the best possible return on your time and budget investment.

It’s NOT Connections

There was a lot of confusion last year about SQLintersection/DevIntersection vs. SQL/Dev Connections. Connections is the Penton Media conference we used to run as the SQL Conference Chairs. We haven’t been affiliated with Connections since late 2011 – and neither have the management team and track chairs of the co-located conferences that made Connections great – we’ve all been building SQLintersection/DevIntersection to be the conference we’ve always wanted without any external requirements/demands.

Who’s going to be there?

In this show, we have the following people speaking:

  • Aaron Bertrand, Sr. Consultant, SQL Sentry, Inc. (blog | twitter)
  • Andrew J. Kelly, Mentor, SolidQ (blog | twitter)
  • Bob Beauchemin, Development Partner, SQLskills.com (blog | twitter)
  • Bob Ward, Principal Architect Escalation Engineer, Microsoft (blog | twitter)
  • Brent Ozar, Brent Ozar Unlimited (blog | twitter)
  • David Pless, Senior Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft (blog | twitter)
  • Erin Stellato, Principal Consultant, SQLskills.com (blog | twitter)
  • Glenn Berry, Principal Consultant, SQLskills.com (blog | twitter)
  • Grant Fritchey, Product Evangelist, Red Gate Software (blog | twitter)
  • Jeremiah Peschka, Brent Ozar Unlimited (blog | twitter)
  • Jonathan Kehayias, Principal Consultant, SQLskills.com (blog | twitter)
  • Jos de Bruin, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Kendra Little, Managing Director, Brent Ozar Unlimited (blog | twitter)
  • Kevin Kline, Director of Engineering Services, SQL Sentry (blog | twitter)
  • Kimberly L. Tripp, President/Founder, SQLskills.com (blog | twitter)
  • Mike Zwilling, Principal Architext, Microsoft
  • Paul S. Randal, CEO / Owner, SQLskills.com (blog | twitter)
  • Steve Jones, Editor, SQLServerCentral.com (blog | twitter)
  • Tim Chapman, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft (blog | twitter)

We’re going to have an informal Ask the Experts area with some of our speakers, including our two Premier Field Engineer friends David Pless and Tim Chapman; it’s where you can bring your own problems, network with other attendees, and just generally intersect with like-minded techies!

We’re also going to have 4 sessions from Microsoft on Hekaton – very cool!

To top it all off, we have five pre-con workshops and two post-con workshops:

  • Practical Disaster Recovery Techniques with me on Sunday, April 13
  • Queries Gone Wild: Real-world Solutions  with Kimberly on Sunday, April 13
  • What’s New in SQL Server 2014 with Bob Beauchemin on Saturday, April 12
  • 50 Things All SQL Server Developers Need To Know! with Kevin Kline and Aaron Bertrand on Saturday, April 12
  • Developer’s Guide to SQL Server Operations with Jeremiah Peschka and Kendra Little on Sunday, April 13
  • Make SQL Server Apps Go Faster with Brent Ozar, Jeremiah Peschka, and Kendra Little on Thursday, April 17
  • Windows Azure SQL Database from A to Z with Bob Beauchemin on Thursday, April 17

And, of course, you get to pick and choose from sessions from the five co-located conferences on SharePoint, ASP.NET, Azure, Visual Studio, and AngleBrackets.

We hope to see you there!

You can get details about:

  • Speakers here
  • Sessions here
  • Workshops here
  • REGISTRATION here (please be sure to choose SQLintersection as the show you’ll be attending)

It’s going to be a really great show and we’re looking forward to seeing you there.