That’s #9 as in ninth annual SQLSaturday Orlando, being held October 10th, 2015 at Seminole State College, and which is the 442nd event chartered since we started things back in 2007. I’m heading up volunteers this year and will write more on that soon, but I definitely hope to engage many of our local members […]Read more "#9 is Alive!"
Would a Duress Password be a Good Idea? ran on April 21, 2015 in the SQLServerCentral.com newsletter. Good editorials should provoke thought and discussion. I rate it as partially successful. I knew when I wrote it that the idea of coercing a password from someone was an edge case that’s easy to dismiss, but those […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Would a Duress Password be a Good Idea?"
Last week PASS deployed an update to the SQLSaturday web site and then had to take the site down for almost four days to fix security issues. You can read about the features and the issues in these posts from PASS: SQLSaturday Site Redesign: Better than Ever SQLSaturday Website Update SQLSaturday Website Update Timeline I […]Read more "Thoughts On The SQLSaturday Upgrade & Security Issue"
I’ll be headed a bit north of Orlando next month for SQLSaturday Jacksonville to present Turbocharge Your Career With a Learning Plan.Read more "I’m Presenting at SQLSaturday Jacksonville on May 9th, 2015"
I really debated over whether to write Your Cloud Held Hostage – Could It Happen?. Figuring out when/if to adopt is hard enough just on the technical and pricing issues, is it good to add fear to the mix? I finally decided that raising awareness a bit more was worth doing, even if in a […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Your Cloud Held Hostage–Could it Happen?"
This is a follow up to my previous post about Orlando Code Camp. The event team offered oPASS/MagicPASS a free sponsor table and we took them up on it. I wrote a bunch of notes about what worked and what didn’t (below), but the bigger point I want to make is that there are so […]Read more "Notes on Marketing PASS at Non-PASS Events"
Last weekend I attended the 10th annual Orlando Code Camp. I think I’ve missed two of those due to scheduling conflict. Ten years, and ten consecutive years, that’s a really good run! Former ONETUG President’s Joel Martinez and Shawn Weisfeld were present along with current President Esteban Garcia. I like that continuity and hope it’s […]Read more "Notes From Orlando Code Camp 2015"
I became a SQL guy back in 1998 because the company that hired me used SQL Server. It’s been a good ride and it’s paid the bills, but after 15 years or so it’s time to do something different. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while. Part of it is wanting to run […]Read more "Time to Rebrand"