Based on the great post and script from Wayne Sheffield I decided to try again pre-printing the SpeedPASS for everyone this year. I dislike the line of shame and I dislike having attendees wait in line for more than a couple minutes, printing them at least reduces the pain. I wanted a little more from […]Read more "SpeedPASS Printing"
I mentioned in earlier posts that I’m using Trello this year for managing SQLSaturday tasks and figured I might as well go all in and add some of the related stuff, especially the recurring tasks. You can do that with a repeating card PowerUp or Butler depending on how you license Trello (at the free […]Read more "Low Tech Repeating Tasks in Trello"
I’m trying Trello this year to manage both SQLSaturday and our other events. Part of that is giving the whole team visibility of the work that remains to be done, part is having artifacts that are reusable (if not perfectly) year over year, and part is just having a system better than what we have […]Read more "Trello For The User Group"
For those who haven’t used the admin tools for SQLSaturday when an event is created there are a set of messages loaded automatically. It’s up the event admin if they want to approve them, edit them, or delete them (one at a time). It’s one of the parts I wrote a long time ago and […]Read more "SQLSaturday Automatic Messages"
One of the interesting but not often used features of the SQLSaturday tools is the announcement/news (in the admin tools, its Message Center | Announce News) to do mini-blog post type messages that show up on the home page. Below you can see a sample of ones we’ve set up for Orlando this year. One […]Read more "Using the Announcement/News Part of SQLSaturday"
We’ll be event number 911, set for September 28th at our usual location at Seminole State College. Maybe something interesting to do there as far as a theme. Call for speakers is open and we’re looking for pre-cons (send quickly, we’ll be deciding in the next week or so). I have two personal goals for […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2019 Begins"
Misc notes: Jax. Ice cream break in the afternoon is nice, but the waffle cones on site make all the difference, the smell is hard to miss! Jax. Rooms in two different locations is harder. This isn’t uncommon (Tampa had a variation of this) and it’s worth extra effort to help people to find the […]Read more "Notes from Jacksonville, Atlanta, and South Florida"