SQL Trail 2020 was a success!
There was a time I was unconvinced this would be the case. This is not to say we didn’t have issues; however, talking with others helped us avoid some common pitfalls and make our event unique. While we were virtual, I sent all the attendees a conference t-shirt, some swag, and cookies! I wanted everyone to feel some excitement and a connection I am not sure would be possible in a virtual setting. You can listen to the podcast or read the transcripts for other details; however, here are some big takeaways:
– Half day was the exact right choice as Zoom fatigue is real.
– Breakout rooms are awesome.
– Even though we had virtual rooms, we should still have specific end times.
– Virtual events need stricter adherence to a schedule than in-person events.
I am grateful to my team, who helped make it happen and I am looking forward to the next one!