Last weekend I was in Tampa for SQLSaturday #168 and made sure to make some time for family. The most interesting thing we did this time was to go to the Ybor City Saturday Market. Ybor City is on the north side of Tampa, and the market is maybe a mile from the event venue. […]Read more "Ybor City Farmers Market, Dogs, Kids, and Observations"
I made a quick trip to Tampa for #168 this past weekend. It was a “BI Edition” and it felt less intense but still a great value, four tracks of content and about 150 attendees. I arrived in time to sit through most of a presentation by Mike Antonovich, and then gave my own presentation […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday #168 in Tampa"
For the few past few years the Board has scheduled time to take questions from members at the Summit. This year I got to be on the question side of the fence which was a nice change. It was scheduled for 9:45 on Friday. Not the best time because it was up against sessions, including […]Read more "PASS Summit 2012-Board Q&A"
Allen Kinsel will be leaving the Board of Directors this year after serving a two year term and Kendal is finishing up his one year appointment. Both served the community well, doing quiet good behind the scenes, and I’ll miss having them on the Board. If you see them today I hope you’ll thank them […]Read more "PASS Outgoing Board Members Allen Kinsel and Kendal Van Dyke"
Thursday. Slept a little better but still waking up on east coast time. Not a lot to do in Seattle at 3:00 am! Keynote was horrible. Well intentioned, not a matter of failed demos or anything, it was just…long. I try not to be hyper-critical, but they were selling us on integration and we all […]Read more "PASS Summit 2012-Part 4"
Wednesday was a blur. I had breakfast at the Convention Center, mostly to see how it was – ok, muffins, cereal, bagels. Good enough to be fair. After the keynote it was networking time, quite a few of the long slow conversations that deliver the most value combined with a lot of hand shaking as […]Read more "PASS Summit 2012-Part 3"
Late posting this, has been a busy week! Started the day at Top Pot, meeting up with Jack Corbett and some other friends. Good way to start the day. Next stop is the SQLSaturday RoundTable meeting, the once a year chance to get most of the event leaders and key volunteers in a room to […]Read more "PASS Summit 2012-Part 2"
Quentin Clark today: Long monologue about the possibilities of data.I’d like to think we all get that already.Read more "PASS Summit Keynote-Part 2"
Starting off with Douglas McDowell talking about the opening video that highlighted people from a lot of different countries, lots of diversity. Talking about how much PASS has changed in the past 5 years – I agree with that – and the revenue growth. Summit is primary revenue (just about the only one!) source Says […]Read more "PASS Summit Keynote-Part 1"
Ted Kummert speaking. Talking about SQLFamily and the way this event feels like a family reunion (it does) Showing a picture of release date at MS for SQL 2012, wishes we were there (maybe some video next time? Some community people? Shipping software is hard, had to be a good moment) SP1 for SQL 2012 […]Read more "PASS Summit 2012-Wednesday Keynote Part 2"