Note: These are my opinions and don’t reflect the official views of PASS, just my thoughts! I’ve been to every PASS Summit since 2000, and we’ve only had a few great keynotes. Many that were ok, a few that were horrible, and only a few – such as the one by Dr. Dewitt in 2009 […]
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Scott Klein has put together the first annual Geek Golf event. Scheduled for May 8th, 2010, it’s being held at Binks Forrest Golf Club, 400 Binks Forest Drive, Wellington, FL 33414 (www.BinksForestGC.com). It’s $95/person. I’m not a golfer, but maybe I’ll drop by and just be a cart driver!
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Just booked the travel, going up the afternoon of March 5th and returning on an early evening flight on the 6th. They haven’t build the final schedule yet, but the list of submitted sessions and speakers looks strong, should be a good event. The location has been changed to the Microsoft Charlotte Offices on 8050 […]
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I’ve been a fan of the OLPC project, even buying to raffle off at an event just so I could give one a test drive. Interesting hardware and quite a few countries are using them, but it didn’t quite take off as hoped, and I believe that is due in part to the fact that […]
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As I mentioned earlier in the week I had promised Andy an interview, we finished it up yesterday and the results are posted on his blog. See what you think!
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A couple weeks back I asked for reading suggestions, and I got a bunch! Here’s the list so far: Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind On Writing Well by William Zinsser A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan Old Man’s War The Road The Ghost Map Titan […]
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Our next meeting is February 9, 2010, We’ve got Ronald Dameron coming to speak this month on Database Hardening using Powershell. We’ll be broadcasting on on LiveMeeting again as well, you can join us for the presentation which should start around 6:45 pm eastern. Here’s the link: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mvp/join?id=24PPGB&role=attend.
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Dave Schutz will be leading the first ever SQLSaturday in Columbus, OH on June 5, 2010 at the Fawcett Center in Columbus. Registration and call for speakers is now open.
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January has been a slow month for me as far as PASS involvement, I show about 10 hours logged for the month, most of that on calls or email. I’m still thinking on the speaker bureau project and expect to send Rushabh some early options in the next couple weeks. Work on the online store […]
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Yesterday I posted the news that SQLSaturday is now owned by PASS, today I’d like to share a bit of the history behind SQLSaturday and why we thought it made sense for it to transition to PASS. I’ve promised my friend Andy Leonard an “exclusive” interview on some of the details and with luck you’ll […]
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