My friend Tom died yesterday. I just heard the news a few hours ago and while it will take some time to process, I wanted to write something now, because of all the things Tom loved, surely reading and writing was high on the list and writing something about him seems an appropriate way to […]Read more "Farewell, Tom Roush"
Every year when many of the SQLSaturday event leaders meet at the Summit the topic of improvements to the tools comes up. Certainly the site has seen changes and improvements over the years, plus at least two new coats of paint (on the public site), but it’s never enough (with software, it never is). Invariably […]Read more "The Future of the SQLSaturday Tools"
Just a few notes: Weather on Wed was great, ok on Thurs, cold on Fri. Have had worse years! Felt like I saw fewer people this year (that I knew), in part due to arriving Wed after lunch and in part to many of them skipping the event due to Halloween Had a lot of […]Read more "Notes on the 2017 PASS Summit"
It’s on! Free registration at EventBrite. I wrote last month about not being able to make it to Seattle on Monday to help organize the annual Networking Dinner. Good news though, Lisa Bohm has volunteered to organize the event this year. It will be held at Yard House, 1501 4th Ave, Seattle, beginning at 6 […]Read more "Monday Night Networking Dinner 2017"
This year we held our fourth Student to IT Pro Seminar for the students at Seminole State College. It runs from 9 am to 1130, concurrent with SQLSaturday but in a different building. Here is the schedule from this year: Time Description 8:30 to 9:00 Check-in & Informal Networking 9:00 to 9:05 Opening Remarks 9:05 […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2017 Notes – Part 3"
SQLSaturday is really three sites. The public facing one (www) plus one for event admins and one for HQ to do overall admin. Most of the notes in this post apply to the site for event admins. These are all from my perspective which is biased in a few ways; I sketched the original concept […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2017 Notes – Part 2"
Part 1 will be about things we did (or didn’t) do and some lessons learned. In Part 2 I will share some thoughts on the SQLSaturday tools/web site. Part 3 isn’t really about SQLSaturday, rather our student seminar that we run concurrently. I’ll get to Part 2 and 3 as soon as I can. We […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2017 Notes – Part 1"