SQLSaturday Orlando 2021

We’ve opened up registration and the call for speakers for SQLSaturday Orlando, to be held October 30th at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary. In-person! We weren’t able to get a space commitment from our partners at the local college, so we pivoted to looking at hotels and found that meeting space in October was being […]

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The End of PASS

I think our profession was the better for having a professional association, even if it never quite did as much as I wanted it to. I put a lot of time into PASS over the years and don’t regret a bit of it. PASS helped me grow and maybe I helped PASS grow some too. […]

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Platforms for Events

in my last post I wrote about thinking of the tools as being a separate thing from the event. Not a complicated concept, but does it matter? Maybe. Let me pose one version of what the future might look like. At a high level, it would be: something.org, the host for an open source version […]

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Farewell, Gareth Swanepoel

Not easy to say, Gareth passed away a few days ago. We’d both gotten busy and with Covid added in, we had not caught up in a while. Now, as often happens, it’s too late. I sure miss him. The memorial service is tomorrow, January 14, 2021 at 10:15 EST. Obituary and a link to […]

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The 2021 Plan for SQLOrlando

Over the past couple years we’ve been slowly evolving from a fairly adhoc plan of doing what we did last year to a semi structured plan that was mainly bullet points to a more structured and written out plan for 2021. Writing out a formal (ish) plan supports these goals: Explain clearly to the Board […]

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