OK, so I survived.

My talk was about query plans and statistics and had a moderate 200 level. There was a lot of administrators listening, so I really hope they got their moneys worth out of it. I’ve heard a couple of comments, mostly positive so I’m over all content.

I realized that one hour is only sixty minutes, and those minutes are not slowing down when I need to have more time. I had material for around 70-75 minutes and thought that the stress level I’d be in with 100+ attendees would make me talk fast and forget stuff, but no such luck 🙂 I had to compress the statistics part a lot, but I think I managed to make all of it to make sense in the end.

However, the big success indicator will be when/if I’ll be invited to another conference… Good things come to those who wait 🙂