Our schedule for this year has 47 one hour sessions plus another 6 “mini” fifteen minute presentations, plus a separate sponsor track. Sorted through more than 80 presentations to try to figure out the mix. That took some time and no easy decisions, but I think it’s a well rounded assortment. So that’s 53 reasons […]Read more "Schedule Announced for SQLSaturday #49 in Orlando"
This editorial is about the idea of being highly productive more than how to actually accomplish it. Most of us tend to do the work put in front of us in the way that we know how to do it, certainly not the worst approach. The problem is that unless challenged – say by working […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Becoming Highly Productive"
Just released, http://www.sqlsaturday.com/51/schedule.aspx?sat=51. Five tracks, lots of good speakers, but I see a few new names too. Looks like a good mix. The PASS Board is meeting in Nashville on the Thursday/Friday prior to the event, so a good number of us will be attending (though we probably would have gone anyway!).Read more "Schedule Published for SQLSaturday #51 in Nashville"
I’ll be leaving Friday morning with my family to go to Miramar, Fla, for the 2nd annual SQLSaturday there. I’m doing a presentation along with a lot of other speakers, and pleased to see a few new names on the schedule this time. Looking forward to the event, but not the four hour drive!Read more "SQLSaturday #40 is Almost Here – July 31, 2010"
Last week we announced PASS SQLRally, the new event that we’ll be holding in May 2011 in Orlando (aka the “Spring Event”). A big item is deciding how we want to pick speakers and build the schedule. We have a process we use for the Summit and we could use that, but if we’re building […]Read more "Help Build the SQLRally Speaker/Topic Selection Process – Part 1"
Happened to notice in my weekly LinkedIn update today that Todd McDermid had signed up for the 2010 Summit event on LinkedIn. Easy to forget LinkedIn, but it’s a really good way to see who else will be there that you know…and that you don’t know. Here is the link, or just search LI events […]Read more "PASS 2010 Summit on LinkedIn Event Calendar – Have You RSVP’d?"
For the past couple years we’ve had a few different documents that covered how to run a SQLSaturday, but as you all know building and maintaining documentation is hard, and we just didn’t have a good process for capturing new lessons and folding them in. A couple months back I set up the wiki and […]Read more "PASS Update #38 (SQLSaturday Wiki)"
Ran across Pillbox in Government Computing News (GCN), a web app that lets you identify what a pill is based on shape, color, imprint, and more. They have an HTML version and a Flex version, the latter definitely more user friendly (more graphics), but both are useful. The article about it says Poison Control Centers […]Read more "Pillbox Application"
Maybe I need a better name for it, but I’m describing the pain that happens when you’re getting ready for vacation and returning from one. I bet most of you have gone through it, and it’s easy to get to the point where going on vacation seems like more trouble than it’s worth! The upfront […]Read more "The Vacation Backlash"
Kendal posted the announcement yesterday that we opened the design content on 99designs. I’ve used the site before and it’s a decent system, typically get a logo for around $200 – and you get to pick from a lot of options. I know most of us are data people, but probably more than a few […]Read more "SQLRally Logo Contest"