Event Organisers

Over the last few weeks I’ve spoken at a few conferences, the last of those being SQL Relay.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with SQL Relay, it’s unique in that it’s not one event. SQL Relay is five events starting on Monday in one location and then a different location in the UK every day until the Friday.

As I was speaking at four of those locations I got myself a place on a bus hired by the organisers to take them and other speakers to each of the event locations. This gave me an insight into the sheer amount of work that’s required to host such an event.

Hint, it’s a lot of work

Don’t get me wrong, I knew organising events is hard work but knowing and seeing are two completely different things! Holding one event is hard enough but five in a row? The organisers of SQL Relay are some of the most hardworking and motivated people I’ve ever met.

Best thing about them though? On the Friday, the last event, even though they were shattered beyond belief, they were smiling and joking with attendees.

So hat’s off to event organisers everywhere, you mad mad bunch 🙂

Have a good week!

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