I’ve blogged on this before, here and here, and ended up chatting about it on Twitter (see, I do use it sometimes) and Adam Machanic asked about a poll to gauge the interest, so I’ve launched one at http://twtpoll.com/3x3fq4. Hope you’ll vote! Don’t know if we can afford one, find one, agree on one – […]Read more "Unofficial Poll on 2010 PASS Summit Keynote Speaker"
Normally we meet on the second Tuesday of the month, but in June we’re going to have to push the meeting to June 15th due to our own perfect storm of events. Jack Corbett was already schedule to be out of town that week, and then I totally goofed and decided to attend TechEd, leaving […]Read more "oPASS June 2010 Meeting Date Change"
You can choose from how query optimization works and why it’s so hard, or how relational engines and MapReduce can work together. Expect that neither will be about writing select queries! http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/na2010/Voteforthe2010DavidDeWittKeynoteTopic.aspx He’s a great speaker, and I’m pleased he is returning this year. That said, I’m still campaigning for Jeremy Clarkson to do one […]Read more "Vote for The Keynote by Dr. DeWitt"
Last week I blogged about attending TechEd 2010 on a press pass, and since then I’ve been trying to come up with a strategy for the event. Here’s what I have so far to write about: Details of local travel. Airport, train/bus/taxi system, costs. Good to have for ‘next’ time. Keynotes. This is usually when […]Read more "Reporting on TechEd"
I struggled with the title for this one. One of the thoughts I had was that I believe in being a man of my word. If I can say I’m going to do something, I most likely will, and if I shake hands on it, for me that’s as binding as any contract I’ll ever […]Read more "Rules to Live By: Be Worthy of Trust"
On Thursday I presented ‘Building a Comprehensive Professional Development Plan’ to the PASS Professional Development Chapter (#PASSProfDev on Twitter) via LiveMeeting. It was my first time giving it to a real audience, rehearsed several times trying to get the pace and content reasonably set – first time presentations always hard, trying to get the right […]Read more "LiveMeeting is Still Harder Than Live Meetings!"
A friend is moving into a leadership role for the first time and we talked some about making that transition. Here’s a guy with tons of skills and life experience, taking on a new challenge and totally out of his comfort zone, what advice to offer? Here’s my try at it. There are a lot […]Read more "Thoughts on Leadership"