I’m part of the team putting together SQLSaturday #151 in Orlando this year, and one of the things Kendal Van Dyke asked if I could work on was marketing ideas. How do we reach more of those interested in SQL Server in or near Orlando? The task is to come up with ideas, then the […]Read more "Marketing Ideas for Chapters & SQLSaturday"
I received an email from LinkedIn suggesting that I might find these groups useful: I’m sure those map back to someone in my network, but not sure at all how they would determine that these would fit me. BI gone wrong? Or do they know something I don’t?Read more "LinkedIn Group Recommendations-Not Quite Useful"
I was chatting with a friend recently and he said he could never blog the way I do. Which way is that? His take was I just dump my thoughts, and that doing so required some amount of courage to put unpolished thoughts out for reading by others. I haven’t ever thought of the way […]Read more "The Brain Dump Blog"
One of the things I’ve learned from running events is to set expectations. If you’re going to provide coffee don’t run out of coffee – they expect it to be there. If you’re not going to provide coffee, that’s ok, as long as you let your attendees know. The thing about expectations that is hard […]Read more "Expectations-The Big Disconnect"
I saw this on the Boing Boing feed yesterday, Little Free Library is a project to try to build 2500 mini libraries (to give you an image, think book house rather than bird house). I’m taken with the simplicity of the project – just building something. Use their plan or use their own. Put one […]Read more "Build a Little Free Library"
NELL (Never Ending Language Learning) is a computer system that is trying to learn to read the web. Couple things about this that might you find interesting: NELL tweets each time it learns a new fact – follow @cmunell You can download the belief file (15 million total, 1 million that are ‘high confidence’) Of […]Read more "Go Look at NELL"
Here are some things I’ve run across in the past few weeks you may find interesting: FailCon. Billed as a one-day conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others” failures and prepare for success. Talking about and sharing failure is powerful, I think worth the $79 entrance fee. Quickly […]Read more "Varied and Interesting Links"