I recently gave a talk in New South Wales, so now I'm going to give one in Old South Wales. In Newport, to be precise.
As I've written before, I've been a big fan of the SQLBits conferences that is run by many UK-based friends of mine. Unfortunately for them, they had a presenter pull out recently, and unfortunately for them, I'm going to fill in.
Weather-wise, it'll be a nice change from the scorching weather we've had in Adelaide recently. We're setting new records for days over 30C here, the streak which will be broken on Monday if the temperature drops to 28C, before climbing again after that. I'll be going to temperatures which are more like 40F than 40C. I think I'll be the one wearing two jumpers and a coat.
I'll be involved in all three days of the conference, doing a full day of SQL 2008 for Developers on the Thursday, and hour-long sessions on the next two, on the topics of StreamInsight and Query Simplification respectively.
It's a great opportunity to be involved, and I'm sure it'll be a good time. There are several tracks, and the quality is bound to be high. I'm planning to attend sessions by friends, lots of people I've never heard present before.
If you're going to be in the UK on Nov 19-21, make sure you get along, and say hi! I'll also be receiving delivery of my (signed) copies of the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives book, which is going to be good too.