I’ll be heading back to Tampa on November 9, 2013 for the BI Edition of SQLSaturday. I’ll be presenting PCI for the SQL DBA and trying to tailor it a little to the BI crowd – mostly around using a lot of caution about expanding the PCI scope when aggregating data. It’s a new/different location […]Read more "I’m Attending SQLSaturday #248 in Tampa on Nov 9, 2013"
Rick Bolesta and Neil Buchwalter of CA technologies are leaving the Board at the end of 2013. CA and Microsoft were the two ‘founding’ organizations when PASS was chartered and each has had two seats on the PASS Board since then. I caught up with Rick during the 2013 PASS Summit to ask him a […]Read more "Interview With Rick Bolesta of the PASS Board of Directors"
Startup Weekend comes to Orlando on Nov 22-24, 2013. I haven’t been (and not sure I will make this one) but it looks interesting – starts with pitching ideas and then goes through building out a plan in the course of a weekend.Read more "Startup Weekend Orlando"
I drove up to Sanford after work on Thursday for the oPASS meeting to see Mark Kromer present Big Data and SQL Server in the Real World. It was interesting, even intriguing. Definitely worth looking at the deck. He had a couple of interesting tips too. One was that if you have an MSDN account […]Read more "Notes from the Oct 23, 2013 oPASS Meeting"
Yes, it is early, but I’ve set up the invitation for the fifth annual Monday Night Networking Dinner at the 2014 PASS Summit. Thinking it is one task done, or at least started. I still have to decide on the restaurant. I’m also doing it in the hope that you will create an After Hours […]Read more "PASS Summit 2014-Networking Dinner & After Hours"
This year I went with numbers instead of “Monday” or “Day 1”. I think I like it better. Easier to post multiple times if I want to, no glaring gap if I miss a day (I didn’t!). Should have tagged them as “Summit 2013” instead of just PASS, a reminder hopefully for next year. Looking […]Read more "PASS Summit 2013-The Entire List of Posts"
I’m home in Orlando, reveling in not being jet lagged for once. A great traveler I am not. I was on the Board back when the decision was made to go to Charlotte. It was a decision that came with a certain amount of fear – what if things go badly, what if attendance is […]Read more "PASS Summit 2013-Almost Final Thoughts"
A couple years back Steve Jones and I started The Mentoring Experiment. Our first experiments to see how effective non-local mentoring would be. Could we make it work, would people try it? They did try, and it worked, sort of. Mentoring is hard, distance makes it harder. Local is better (we thought so at the […]Read more "PASS Summit Report #16 (Mentoring)"
On Thursday the PASS bloggers were given the chance to meet with the PASS officers and I participated along with Tim Mitchell and Mark Vaillancourt. I went in not sure what to expect but I had prepared questions just in case. I’ll write about the results first, then I have some more thoughts about what […]Read more "PASS Summit 2013-Blogger Interview With PASS Officers"
Slower day today, fewer notes! Most of my morning spent on mentoring and some networking Lunch today was Birds of a Feather, as always I really really like that, it drives a lot of great conversations I sat at the Election/Governance table. Only one person joined while I was there, so that gave me time […]Read more "PASS Summit 2013 Report #15"