If you’re at the PASS Summit and would like to meet some new people, come see us from 5:30 to 6:30! Take the convention center escalator to the first floor and turn left, you’ll see us and some volunteers. Here’s the plan: We’ll give you a large card and a marker. Write (clearly!) three topics you’d […]Read more "SQLDinner/Meetup Tonight at PASS Summit"
Read this and wanted to share as we head to the PASS Summit next week: This is how we do it: Behind the curtain of the O’Reilly Security Conference CFPRead more "How O'reilly Picks Sessions"
This year we’re trying out two ideas on Thursday night, a networking dinner (of a sort) and game night. I wanted to share some ideas on how and why we put these together. We’ve long tried to encourage more after hours events with limited success. Of course not all events get listed and many people […]Read more "Notes on Designing an After Hours Event for the PASS Summit"
Part of making a week long trip to a big event like the PASS Summit successful is finding something to do in the evening that recharges you. PASS has a number of events listed for After Hours this year. Steve Jones and I are organizing three of them: Monday Night Networking Dinner Thursday Night Networking […]Read more "PASS Summit 2016: Dinner, Dinner, Game"
Events like the PASS Summit aren’t just about education. They are a chance to meet new people, get some distance from the day to day problems of work (and life perhaps), and even have some fun. Done well attendees end the week tired and recharged. How to do that varies by person, by personality type, experience level, skill […]Read more "Making the Most of PASS Summit and Similar Events"
Typically I want to get 3 years out of a laptop to amortize spending on a premium grade machine. I’m at 4 years on this one and while there is better hardware available now, so far it hasn’t been enough better to drive me to buy something new. I maxed it out when I bought it; […]Read more "An Update on My 2012 Mac Air"
I think the topic of whether log data belongs in a table or a file would be a great one for a debate format. I think its one of my better editorial efforts because most people will already have an opinion on which is correct/better and will be curious to see if the writing and the […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Does Log Data Belong in a Table or a File?"
A Visit to Microsoft was posted back in August and I just re-read it. Here’s a quote that might interest you: As a working DBA I heard two things that seemed very positive (not counting the new features and improvements of course). One was that Microsoft sees the ability to offer both cloud and physical options […]Read more "SSC Editorial: A Visit to Microsoft"
Steve Jones & I are organizing our 7th annual networking dinner on Monday night, October 24th in Seattle. We’re changing the formula just a little this year in an effort to work better with the hosting restaurant – it’s hard to absorb 200 people showing up all at the same time. We’ve set up four […]Read more "Networking Dinner at the 2016 PASS Summit"
We’ve been monitoring the weather all week, thinking that today was the day we had to decide. We didn’t want to be hyper-cautious and reschedule too early because of the impact on speakers and sponsors traveling to Orlando, nor did we want to want too long and risk them being stranded in Orlando or wasting […]Read more "Notes about Postponing SQLSaturday Orlando Due to the Hurricane"