Tuesday afternoon started with me being an unexpected behind schedule, and then another interruption or two, but by 4:30 pm back on track for the meet and greet at Johnnies Hideaway. Probably 30-35 attendees, not bad for early on day zero, and we sat on the deck/patio until about 7:30 before going in to have […]Read more "Notes from SQLRally Orlando"
Here’s your chance to give the program committee your thoughts on which sessions should be selected for the big show. Just visit our session preference page and pick the ones that you want to see. Understanding which topics are of interest will be one of the factors the team uses in their analysis of more […]Read more "Help Pick the 2011 Summit Topics and Speakers"
This year I received an invitation to compete for one of the spotlight sessions and I wanted the presentation with the best chance of being accepted. Choosing ‘best’ was interesting. Of the two I presented at the Summit last year, should it be the one that scored the best, the one on Professional Development Plans, […]Read more "My One Submitted Session for the PASS Summit"
It actually starts tomorrow for me (and many of you), I’ll be at the Marriott World Center around 1 pm to get started on stuffing the event bags and then later in the day I’ll be at the first of a few After Hours events. It’s going to be a busy/long/good week as I’ll be […]Read more "SQLRally Orlando Begins This Week!"
My editorial about Running as Sysadmin ran in the SQLServerCentral newsletter yesterday and generated some good (and passionate!) responses. It’s not a simple topic. Not easy to fix up front or after it’s broken. I think there is work we DBA’s can do to show them simple patterns they can apply, as long as it’s […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Running as SysAdmin"
Idera announced their ACE Program on Monday, a new effort to do more community outreach in a way a bit different than others have done it so far. Rather than the traditional evangelist/vendor rep model for participating in events, this program will have six members of the community that will be traveling to a lot […]Read more "Working with Idera on the ACE Program"
If you haven’t read it yet you should take the time to read the follow up by Amazon following a serious outage of their web services. It’s a good note, decent amount of details and not defensive, which is the best you can do when something goes wrong on a grand scale. It’s interesting to […]Read more "Thoughts on the Amazon Outage"
Started a semi-vacation weekend by driving to Jacksonville from Orlando, arriving in time to check-in at the hotel and relax for about 10 minutes before going to the speaker party. New venue this time, Sneakers Grille, and it was much better location for networking, plenty of space to spread out and just talk. I ended […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday #74"