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General Event Details

When is this happening?

June 17, 2020 - 09:00 EDT

Where is this event?

100% Online (technology platform still TBD)

How much does it cost?

This is a completely FREE event

What's the format?

5-7 sessions (any more and all our brains would melt) from 45 to 75 minutes each. Each session will also have breakout rooms for questions and conversations after the session is complete.

Will sessions be recorded?

YES! Sessions will all be recorded and available on YouTube after the event.

What level are the sessions?

The primary goal of this event is to deliver high value and highly technical content (we want your brain to melt, but you should be able to use some of this information after your brain re-forms). Below is the guide for session levels using DBCC PAGE as an example:

300 - How to use DBCC PAGE
400 - How DBCC PAGE works
500 - I wrote DBCC PAGE
Insanity - struct page {

Speaker FAQs

How long are the sessions?

The session lengths available are 45, 60 and 75. As a speaker, it is your choice. We want to ensure you have enough time in the session as you need to go as deep dive as you like.

What’s the technology platform for presenting?

We have not yet settled on a platform, but we are looking at technologies like Zoom and YouTube streaming. The primary goal is to make it easy for you to present and the attendee to ask questions. As this is our first go at this, we will do a tech check before the event. The event team will reach out to you to schedule that.

How can I help raise awareness about EightKB?

Please reach out to your communities! Your blogs, Twitter, Slack, at your workplace, wherever you think people that want this type of content hangout. We really want to drive up attendance to provide maximum impact for this deep dive content. Please Tweet about the event using the hashtag #EightKB. Once sessions are selected please consider blogging and tweeting about your session, this will really drive up awareness for the event and increase the number of attendees.

How can I interact with the attendees?

During the session, we ask that you field questions as you normally would during an online session. It is up to you as a speaker if you want to field questions throughout or start time at the end of your session.

Due to the level of the content, we also plan on having breakout rooms after each session to allow attendees to ask deeper questions via audio, rather than via chat. Really driving up that speaker/attendee interaction. This is voluntary, but we would love for this to happen!

Will there be session moderators?

Yes, we will have session moderators to assist with your sessions.

Will there be sponsors?

As of now, no sponsors. We want to keep things simple and content focused.

Will sessions be recorded?

YES! Not only will they be posted to YouTube, but they will be made available to speakers for download to do with as you please!