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I got my start with SQL Server in 1997 with SQL Server 6.5 at BellSouth Cellular. From that point on I've had the opportunity to work on Versions 6.0 to 2014. I specialize in Performance Tuning, High Availability and SQL Development. Contact me through this site or through my Twitter handle @SQLDiver


I'm very behind in blogging about our SQL Saturday event held in May. I wanted to share some tips about our vendors, this one is about pins.

Two years in a row we've created a pin for our SQL Saturday.  This has been one of the most cherished giveaways I've seen. 

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to design the pin from SQL Saturday 285. The organizing team decided that it was impossible to let the use of I-285, Atlanta's perimeter interstate bypass, go by. 

The pins were purchased from a company LapelPins4Less which helps to take your design and make it "pin-able". 

They're design guys were very quick in converting your graphic into a graphic that more closely resembles the final product.

The proof for the 285 pin (right) very closely matches the actual pin on the left. 

The sales people were very easy to work with, and handle quick changes easily. We were able to ask for a range in quantity in order to make an educated decision about how many based upon estimated attendees and sponsor money.

We ordered the pins and had them in less than a month. 

I highly recommend LapelPins4Less if you decide to create a pin for your SQL Saturday event!

Don't hesitate to let me know if you have questions or would like my help with design ideas! I can't wait to see what next year's pin will be.