Below is a screen shot of our current speaker/session evaluation form. Simple and to the point, I think it gives the speaker some decent feedback and places a minimal burden on the attendee to fill it out. Here in Orlando we have the speaker collect them and then draw one as a prize winner, usually […]Read more "SQLSaturday Session Evals & Networking"
My friend Don Gabor is back at the Summit this year presenting a two hour seminar on Networking to Build Business Contacts. Here’s the description: Learn to network and make professional connections that will pay off for years to come from best-selling author, communications trainer and “small talk” expert, Don Gabor. Using demonstrations, exercises, role […]Read more "Going to the PASS Summit? Learn to Network Too!"
We headed into the SQLSaturday #49 weekend with a $99 seminar on Database Design by Louis Davidson. We ended up with 35 attendees and I think everyone had a nice day. We definitely need tools to manage this, having a separate registration and budget was a distraction at best, and I think it would encourage […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday #49"
First, a reminder that our fourth annual SQLSaturday is this Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Seminole State College in Lake Mary, FL. Weather forecast looks good, we’ll have lunch picnic style again, and you’ll be joining a crowd that should top 250! If you attend please say hello, always nice to connect at events. Tuesday […]Read more "SQLSaturday #49 Reminder & Notes on Event Prep"
The almost final list just posted by Mike Walsh, 50+ MVP’s will each host a lunch table at the PASS Summit on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. I participated in this last year and had a great time, doing so again this year and my topic this time will be SQL Server statistics. It’s fun to […]Read more "MVP Birds of a Feather Lunch at PASS Summit 2010"
Saw this today, a survey posted to the SQL Protocols blog by Principal Group Program Manager Raghu Ram. I took it (wouldn’t recommend it without trying it!) took about 2 minutes, and the most interesting question is at the end, prioritizing work, with options including a focus on TDS compression, supporting new authentication types, multi-core […]Read more "Take The Survey from the SQL Server Connection Team"
We’ve tried to move away from shirts as a speaker gift, most speakers have them so we only get them if it’s a brand new speaker or someone needs a new shirt. Last time here in Orlando we came up with some nice leather business card holders with the SQLSaturday Orlando logo embossed. This year […]Read more "Speaker Gift for SQLSaturday #49"