Each year I try to capture a little more on how to set things up here in Orlando. Right now its all in one spreadsheet with a bunch of tabs. Low tech, but good enough for now. Here’s what I’ve done so far: Mar 1. Reserved our date for this year, Oct 6th. As always, […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 – Planning Update #1"
Last week Wendy Pastrick of the PASS Board posted PASS Election 2018 Timeline. It’s a good post for a few reasons: It signals changes to an existing process (which leaves time for discussion/uproar as needed and any resulting course corrections) It explains why the change is being made It has measurable goals (though I’d argue that […]Read more "Thoughts on the 2018 (and beyond) PASS Elections – Part 1"
We’ve been on a break with regards to most things SQL here in Orlando, but we’re getting things going again with a double-the-content meeting featuring Kendal Van Dyke and Tom Staab. This will be the first time we’ve held a meeting in downtown Orlando so I’m interested to see how that goes. We’ll also be […]Read more "SQLOrlando Meetup Coming Up on May 23, 2018"
I just finished reading The Perfect Machine about the construction of the Hale Telescope at Mount Palomar (here is a pretty good picture). Fascinating story with regard to both the people involved and the engineering. It took 21 years from getting the funds to when the first images were captured. Lots of interesting pieces; the struggle […]Read more "Good Seeing"
Notes: Great attendance, easily 400+ Lunch was smooth this year due to changing to boxed lunches Rooms were in 2 different buildings. Sometimes you have to, but it always adds complexity Speaker gift was a ‘survival kit’s with lots of useful bits including a USB C to HDMI/DVI/VGA (similar to this) and another with with […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday Jacksonville 2018"