I’m doing a presentation for the PASS Application Development Chapter today at noon, and the topic is, as you may guess from the title, is Building Applications that a DBA will love. It’s my attempt to show developers some of the things we care about and why, things that often get overlooked in the rush […]Read more "Building Applications That A DBA Will Love–Today at 12 Eastern"
ONETUG (the Orlando .Net Users Group) sent out invitations over the weekend for a Nerd Dinner. I’m not sure it’s the best name – though maybe accurate! – but I like the concept, and I like that there is a central site for managing these events. It’s at the food court at the Millenia Mall […]Read more "Orlando Nerd Dinner on April 14th, 2011"
I visited my local book store this weekend and was greeted by an author doing a book signing. I was in my own world and didn’t pay much attention, but once I settled in for some note writing I stopped and went over to chat for a minute. She had written two books, both for […]Read more "Book Signings & Book Marketing"
2011-04-11 11:30:25Read more "Wes Brown Presenting: SQL Server, Storage and You"
SQLSaturday Site Changes Earlier this week we deployed the first set of small changes to the SQLSaturday site. We fixed a long standing bug in the iCal, added a list on the front page of reserved dates (often events know the date they want but don’t have the facility nailed down), added sponsor logos to […]Read more "PASS Update #55 (SQLSaturday Site Changes & SQLRally)"
I arrived on time in Dallas and my friend Sri picked me up at the airport. It was time for lunch, so Sri dropped me at Panera to get some food while he did some final shopping for the weekend, then he picked me up again to head to the Microsoft office where they had […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday Dallas"
The virtual Virtualization Chapter is seeking speakers for their monthly meetings. If you’re working with HyperV, VMWare, or other virtualization technologies and SQL Server, or know someone that is, drop a note to David Smithey (dsmithey at sqlsvrman.com).Read more "PASS Virtualization Chapter Seeking Speakers"
One of the ways to make the most of a conference (and to help justify the spend) is to go through the schedule and think about what sessions you want to attend. It’s never easy, there are always lots of good choices and it’s hard to settle on just one per time slot. I try […]Read more "SQLRally 2011–The Sessions I Plan to Attend"
We’re less than 45 days from the first SQLRally in Orlando on May 11-13 and I bet you haven’t registered yet (though a lot of you have!). Maybe you’re waiting to see if the boss is going to pay, or trying to decide if it’s worth spending your own money (it is!), or waiting for […]Read more "Register for SQLRally by April 12th!"
Just posted yesterday, you can download a very nice looking badge to show that you’re attending or speaking at the first SQLRally. As I get a lot more traffic via my RSS feed than direct visits to the web page I use an plugin called RSS Footer which lets you add HTML to either the […]Read more "Got Your SQLRally Badge?"